Mortal Instruments series: Book Two
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend Simon. But the Shadowhunters won't let her go--especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil--and also her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
For me, this book was interesting, but also a slow read. Several parts of the book were pretty uninteresting, so it took me a lot longer to read this book than normal.
But there were a few things I didn't like/understand: apparently Clary and Simon are dating? they didn't make that clear until halfway through the book. Also, Clary is still in love with Jace even after finding out he's her brother? isn't that kind of, well, gross? not to mention probably illegal? And Simon turns into a vampire a very long time after getting bitten in the first book? how does it take that long to turn?
Although several parts were interesting, I didn't get into this book as well as the first one, and even then I didn't really like the first one that much.
My Rating: 2 stars