If you are a viewer of the podcast then you know that I've been reading this series for the last few months. But don't worry, I finally had finished the books, so you no longer have to hear me mumble on and on about it. I had finished the sixth and last book in the series just to other day and thought, what better way to get back into blogging than a book/series review? Well, I don't really want to call this a review, it's more of a recommendation. Because I think that more people need to read these books.
I had first read the first four books when I was in high school. At the time only the four were out, so I was stuck with a major cliff-hanger while waiting for the fifth to be released. Sadly though, it took me a while to pick them up again, other books and life stuff happened. During that gap, I did complete my collection of the series by adding the last two to my library and the author had written a prequel series. She had also written an add-on book and two spin-off series, a movie (that sadly, wasn't that great) and a TV series on Free Form. So it had gained a lot of attention in the last few years since I had first read them. Which it deserves, it's a great Young Adult series.
Cassandra Clare does a great job with creating characters that you can relate to and builds a world around them that you can lose yourself in. She is influenced by J K Rowling and had started writing Harry Potter fanfiction and you can really tell by the way the Shadow world is fleshed out in her descriptions. I would say her books would fall into the Fantasy genre. It's full of supernatural creatures; demons, angels, werewolves, vampires, and fairies, and lore surrounding them. You follow the main character, Clary, on her journey into finding her way through being a Shadowhunter and solving some major family problems.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a series you want to lose yourself in. Check it out!
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