The Mortal War is over, and Clary’s mom has woken up from her self-induced coma. So everything can go back to normal right? Absolutely not. Clary’s mom and Luke are planning their wedding, Clary is training to be a Shadowhunter, and Simon is still coming to terms with being a vampire and the thought of telling his mother. At least Clary and Jace can finally be together after discovering they are not brother and sister. Just as everything seems right in the world, Jace begins to pull away from everyone, especially Clary, someone keeps attempting to kill Simon, and someone IS killing other Shadowhunters. In short nothing is right!
I liked this book, although not as much as City of Glass, definitely more than the first two books in the series. I like the story. I liked that for the first time in the series there was a calm. It made an upset even that much more exciting! Some new characters and folklore history have been added, and I thought they brought a solid new plot line to the table. In reading the reviews it seems that some people really didn’t like the ending to the book. As far as I figure it may not have been what I would have written, but I liked it, and I thought it was great that Clare finally ended a book with a cliffhanger! I don’t feel ambivalent about reading the next book, in fact City of Lost Souls is in my pile now.