I have just fallen in love with Cassandra Clare's writing all over again... For the third time! This series is set in LA, and we follow the Blackthorn family and their quests. I quite enjoyed the beginning of the novel, which included much information about the Shadowhunter world. It had been a long time since City of Heavenly Fire had been released, so the refresher was appreciated.
Emma is a great, strong, feminist, female lead. She is tough as nails and I love her. She always does what she instinctively believes is right. She is almost like a female version of Jace without the help of amplified angel genetics. She also carries Cortana, which is a beautiful golden sword. It's a sword. Nothing beats a sword. (Rejoices as she writes the word)
I was also really fond of the integration of characters we have met in the previous series, such as Clary, Jace, Magnus, Tessa, Jem, CHURCH, etc. They are present in the story, but appear scarcely, which doesn't deter the focus of the plot from Emma Carstairs and the Blackthorns.
Those two revelations at the end? (Explosion sound) <- that is my mind being blown. Trying to do this without any spoilers is harder than I thought. Let's just say, brace yourselves for two somethings big.
Can I have the second one now? I have waited 15 minutes since I have finished. That is enough right?