Jane Cheung Cheung từ 744 50 Grimle, Thuỵ Điển
Chà, cuối cùng tôi cũng đã hoàn thành cái quái vật 1260 trang này, đây là phần thứ 7 trong bộ 10 cuốn sách. Mặc dù nó mắc phải những sai sót tương tự mà tất cả các cuốn sách khác trong bộ này đều mắc phải, nhưng đây thực sự là một cuốn sách khá hay. Tôi chỉ khuyên bạn nên làm những gì tôi đã làm và coi mỗi cuốn sách trong bộ này là 3 hoặc 4 cuốn sách riêng biệt --- nói cách khác, hãy nghỉ ngơi sau mỗi 300-400 trang. Nếu không, nó chỉ là quá nhiều cùng một lúc --- ít nhất là theo sở thích của tôi. Tôi đã cố gắng xây dựng chính xác những gì tôi thích và không thích về loạt bài này. Thật điên rồ khi tôi đồng thời không thích một cuốn sách và cảm thấy thôi thúc đọc lại những cuốn sách đầu tiên trong bộ. (biết thêm chi tiết và thông tin về loạt bài ở đây: http://sraets.livejournal.com/41346.html)
Dear Mrs. Clare, As I put the book down, I thought to myself, "I do not have any recollection of what I just read". Don't get me wrong, the book was fantastic. There was just so much talking and the action waited until the very last minute. The good thing about this was: At least the talking didn't bore me. My eyes didn't get tired of reading. Everything was fast paced. The whole book was. I liked how everything turned out in the end. Frankly, I wasn't too happy about the end because now I have to wait until May to figure out what else happens. But I enjoyed this book. It wasn't what I was expecting, really. The reader got a lot more of Simon's life than our usual characters. I felt closer to Isabelle than I ever have in the other books yet, I felt like I still didn't know Alec or Magnus. The plot twists in this book was well thought out and really did surprise me when it came down to it. We are introduced to a new villan and the new villan's background amazed me. I had always wonder who Lilith was whenever people would say "Lilith's Children" or whatever it is that they're called. I'm happy to say that I wasn't left screaming at the top of my lungs because I couldn't have the next book immediatly (Like I did when I finished Twilight a few years back). If you were one of those people who read New Moon and skimmed through the pages of the book JUST to make sure Edward came back, then you probably should just leave the book at where it ends and not go on reading Jace's letter to Clary UNTIL you have the next book in your hands. A little part is screaming inside me because I want the book but, I'm pretending I never read Jace's letter. I know this seems like a whole crap load of pro's and why I love this book so much but you're also probably asking yourself, "Why in the hell did she give this book three stars then?!" It's because it was so damn fast paced, I felt like I'm still not close to Clary or Jace but best friends with Simon, whom isn't even the main character. I also gave it three stars because I felt like the series should've stopped where CoG ended. This book just seemed like a "Eh, this sounds like a good piece of work, let's just throw it out there just for the hell of it". I just feel like there wasn't a point to it. I obviously won't feel this way once I read the next two books but for now, three stars is where it will remain.