WARNING: Mild cussing.
Book number five follows a story of a different possession. While Lilith has been disposed of for the moment, the evil Sebastian is controlling my man, Jace. In a customary Cassie Clare fashion, the road from point A to point B was a roller coaster ride and a study on how to twist her readers’ guts and emotions. But I coasted along. Loved every minute of it. Hated some parts of it. And all the while thinking to myself, gah! What the heck is the deal with the author’s fascination with incest? Seriously.
This is perhaps the best book of the series, in my opinion. I love that there were a lot of Jace and Clary action even though Jace wasn’t really himself. I love that all the romantic connections with the characters went somewhere. Simon and Isabelle are moving in the right direction. Here, I’m finally able to see Jordan and Maia together. Damn. These two sizzled. And if I haven’t mentioned it before, I’ll say it over and over again.
Magnus and Alec.
Alec and Magnus. That is all.
Even if Alec was a bit frustrating in this book with how he treated Magnus, the boy needed to get over all his insecurities to see how great they really were. But Jesus Murphy Jones, did you ever annoy me, Alec! Geebus. The whole entire time, you were like a freaking girl in the relationship. Your brooding, insecure bullshit was enough to induce a bitch fit of epic proportions. I mean, seriously. Magnus has been alive for 748940598564908 years and you’re freaking out because he’s had relationships before you? Bitch please. What the hell did you expect? Was he supposed to have remained celibate while he waits for you? Are you high? And if it wasn’t the fact that Magnus is like the Wilt Chamberlain of warlocks, it was his immortality that’s bugging you? Lord. I could go on and on.
So yeah. Cassandra Clare kicked the icky factor up a notch. Sebastian went twenty past crazy in this book, yo. But hey, to each to their own. He jones-ed for his sister in a bad way [excuse me, while I swallow a whole bottle of mouthwash. Yuck.]
VERDICT: I don’t care what all you haters say, this series is freaking awesome. Yes, my review may indicate otherwise but I’d rather read a book where it got me so hopping mad than a book that made me feel nothing at all. And I just found out that the installment does not come out till 2014. I’m hurting something awful. =/