First of all do you have any idea how hard it is to write a book blog when you have no library and you don't have money to buy books? its really hard. Im barely getting any work done on here.but lets get on to the book which is what you really care about.
This is the 5th book in the series. I have been a big fan of the books. I really love them. Not for the story but for the jokes in the book. its got a lot of wit. and this book did too. and I like that. but reading this book I felt it feel flat. there was way to much going on it. it was just crazy. and I really did not like most of it. now rather Ms.Clare was trying to or not it felt like a bad harry potter want-to-be at times. now let me be clear on what I mean by that. I mean that in all of the harry potter books some one you liked died. now J.K. had a really good way of doing it. it felt like life. it just happened. With Clare at times it felt like she was trying to play you. get you to like them so when they died you where upset. It was like she was trying to get you worked up. I know that Ms.Clare would say other wise. but it is how I felt at many times. and she was trying to hard to push it. to make it racer. and the story of the books just keep getting worse. mostly because of it. Even for fantasy it was hard to believe at many times. and I felt like the book was a let down in many ways.So many of the things I had come to love in them-the reason why I read these books was just not there anymore.and in a way part of me lost interest in reading the next book if it was going to be this way.
Now there are parts and things that I did like. I did like Isabelle's storyline in this. I liked reading that. I liked the whole howl's moving castles house.That worked really well in the story. and i found that it still had some of the flare and sizzle that I have come to love with these books. and though many fans of the books would say other wise I did like Alec's storyline in this book. Even the way it ended.I thought that felt real. it felt more believable in many ways. What I had a hard time reading was Jorden's story. I'm sorry but I just have a hard time with the message that she is giving us. Its not right at all. yes its a good story. But its bad for some teen girls read about.
So over all I do not see my self jumping for the next book but I will be reading it at some point.
( YA- 15 and up warning there is a rape like scene in the book that might be hard to read for some to read)
Stars: * * * 3.5