“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
After death of her aunt – her only guardian – Tessa Grey comes to London to find her brother. Instead she gets kidnapped by people who claim that she posseses powers she didn’t know of.
There is something about Cassie’s writing that’s very appealing to me. It’s so simple and natural, but at the same time insanely beautiful. Her descriptions are incredible. I always feel like I am right there, beside those characters.
This book has the most amazing cast of characters. This book could be 500 pages of them just sitting in a room and talking about weather and I would probably be so entertained I wouldn’t be able to stop reading.
The characters seem very real and it’s incredibly easy to get attached to them.
The plot is the biggest weakness of this book. Before anything interesting starts to happen you need to get through 200 pages of info dumps interrupted by the occasional dialogues between the characters. Don’t get me wrong, the introduction to this world is done in a very clever way, but if you are already familiar with shadowhunters it’s hard not to get bored.
It’s a solid introduction to an amazing trilogy. It has the most wonderful cast of characters (and the most perfect love triangle in the history of YA). I can’t wait to continue with this series, even though I know it’s going to break my heart into a million tiny pieces.