I listened to this book over the last two weeks – Easter made it take longer than normal 🙂
I really liked this book! I think it is a new engrossing series I want to finish pretty quick!
‘Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry. The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family – and the battle for the fate of the world.’
The only thing that let this book down for me was that the narrator made Clary, the main character quite whiny and that annoyed me as I don’t think if I had read the book I would have made her sound like that. Also the guys came across as a bit obnoxious. But my friend Ingrid has told me the next narrator is better – fingers crossed! I’ve got myself on the library waiting list for the next two in the series.
So it follows the same lines as some other young adult series, where the main character loses a parent and goes on a journey to find out what happened in the end find themselves a long the way. It’s clique but I love these kind of stories. I think imagine myself as the heroine saving the day and falling for the hero, which is much more exciting than my actual teenage years!
It’s an interesting world we glimpse in the first book. And I mean glimpse and it’s not until near the end you find out how vast the world is. It feels like it is all happening in our world, but in the shadows hides another world. I hope the next books take us further into that world and how the characters adapt to it.
I guessed part of the story, but there was still a twist I didn’t see coming, which was great! I have the tendency to guess what is coming and sometimes I wish I could just go with the story rather than think ahead. So I liked that this one caught me by surprise 🙂
I can’t wait for the next one!