The third book of the Mortal Instruments series finds Clary, Jace, and the Shadowhunters reeling from Valentine’s massive attack in the mortal world. Though he’s hiding in Irdis, Valentine remains no less deadly, and the Shadowhunters know that it’s only a matter of time before he attacks again — especially since he has two of the mortal instruments. Jace leaves Clary to the safety of the mortal world to find and fight Valentine in Irdis, but Clary uses her newly developed power to follow him anyway. In Irdis, Jace and Clary learn startling truths, and the lives of both nephilim and downworlders are changed forever.
This was definitely my favorite book in the series! So much happens! As with some of the other books, I predicted the “big” twist early on, but there were a lot of other unexpected turns I wasn’t expecting which made up for that. Without spoiling things too much, this book had probably the MOST satisfying “burn” scene in it. You’ll know it when you get there. If you loved the first two books, keep reading! If you were meh about the first two, this one certainly picks things up.
*YALSA Teen’s Top Ten, 2010
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