One of my current obsessions is the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. I've also just finished The Infernal Devices series. This is going to be a quick review. Like Super Quick. So quick you might miss it. All the links will take you directly to the books!
My Book Scale
Why did I pick this up Eh, it was decent I have been reborn in the spine
The Mortal Instruments- A solid 7 as a whole
Well there is some background for you.
Why is the series a 7? That is me taking their individual ranking and finding an average. I really enjoyed City of Bones. As usual, the first book in a series is full of background information, but I found that I really enjoyed learning about the Shadow world. I did NOT, how ever, like the main Heroine. Clary Fray is a huge pain in the ass. While reading this, I have to remind myself it they are YA novels and teenagers are super ridiculous in all their ways. But I could not stand her at all. I still don't. There are many other stronger women in the series, and they are the reason that I don't throw up all over my tablet while I'm reading.
Last Words: A pretty good YA series that will keep your fantasy/scyfy appeased.
The Infernal Devices: 7.5
I liked this series a bit more that Mortal Instruments because I felt Tessa was a better heroine. Not the best, but better than Clary. I don't understand why it's so hard to write a strong female character that can love, but continue to hold her own. I find that in a lot of fantasy books. Maybe someone like to read about being rescued, but I'd rather read about being being perfectly matched. That's my own personal issue with literature.
Last Words: I dug the series. It was cool for what it was. I would suggest reading City of Bones, and then reading the Infernal Devices series. I feel like City of Bones gives more background into Shadowhunter world.
Other books in the series: The Magnus Bane Chronicles- Follow the warlock everyone loves to love through his schemes. Starting as far back as the 1600's, you get to see Magnus get into all kind of trouble, and meet shadowhunters through time.
And now, Some selfies...because I do what I want.
Have you read either the Mortal Instruments or the Infernal Devices? What did you think about them?