So my name is Rashika and I am weird. I read a lot (duh) and I watch a lot of TV. I also like to review. Check out my blog (where I co-blog with awesome people).
“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”
I am so heart-broken to say that I was disappointed by this book. I am fighting every instinct and trying to justify some of the things I didn’t like but you see I am here to be honest and I cannot be honest unless I lie to myself so I won’t.
Here is the thing; I expected a lot more from this book, not just from the love triangle but in general. I didn’t get what I wanted. I think this book could have been a lot shorter if some of the things were cut off but that’s not what I want. I wanted there to be MORE.
Will, as always, captured my heart, he always had it and probably always will but the thing is now that the series is over I am not as attached to him, maybe even because I was disappointed by how the author worked some stuff out.
I am glad we finally found out what Tessa was exactly but you know it wasn’t really a surprise; there were too many hints in the previous books. I am not exactly sure what either Jem or Will see in her. I am not sure when she shows determination because some of the choices she makes are rather stupid. I understand why but that doesn’t mean I think they aren’t stupid. For example she wants to fight and not be left behind but as far as I can see, every time she tried to help, there was a bigger mess left to deal with, there was only one scene where she stood out and actually did something that saved everyone’s lives. I liked her better in the previous books where she was more fierce and determined and actually smarter and not so love sick.
Jem, I grew to actually love him in this book, maybe not as much as Will but I didn’t want any harm to come to him.
I actually hated how the love triangle was resolved. Don’t come after me with pitchforks for saying that, I know, I suck, I don’t think I have it in me to face humanity until some of the hype goes down. Anyways, I am a hardcore Will fan and I am glad that both Jem and Will understand their feelings for the same girl but I still don’t like how it’s resolved. I think it is too sudden. I don’t believe anyone can love two people, like love love, at the same time. I am sure most people will love the resolution but I am not most people.
I wished there was more action in this book as well, like perhaps an actual battle, there were quite a few in The Mortal Instruments series and I was really hoping there was one in this series but alas there wasn’t.
The epilogue annoyed me as well, not because I hated it, no, but because I wanted something else from it, I wanted an insight to The Mortal Instruments, maybe something that would make some pieces click and make the connection between the two series stronger, I think that would have been a more powerful ending and would have left me more satisfied.
But you know this book was rather predictable as well, there wasn’t much that most people hadn’t already guessed, even me. I was hoping for a great ride and maybe to feel sadder. That is not to say my heart didn't break a couple of times but you know I was kind of expecting more. I guess I shouldn’t set my expectations too high the next time around.
Ugh, I am so sad that this book didn’t make me happy. I wanted this book to be the best thing ever and it wasn’t. Now I hope that The City of Heavenly Fire is better because there is a lot more going on in The Mortal Instruments series than in The Infernal Devices series and well I have to put my hopes somewhere don’t I? Plus Magnus is a greater part of that series (that justifies everything).
Now I think I must hide from humanity because I know it’s unlikely that anyone will share the same opinion as me and it will hurt to see all the happy satisfied people.