Judging a Book: The Mortal Instruments Series
(This review is 100% spoiler free. The only details given could be gleaned from watching the City of Bones movie trailer or by reading the back cover of the books.)
However, I have to admit, things got cooking in the fourth book, City of Fallen Angels. Here is where, I believe, the best of the storylines are filled out. It also ends on the perfect dramatic note. A hook. The fifth doesn't outdo the fourth, but I think the sixth, yet to be published, has great potential.
In short, The Mortal Instruments Series is a semi-entertaining distraction. It will not make you question your morals or your place in the world. It will keep you safely nestled in mainstream thinking. It's not provocative or inspiring. It's a series of books. That's pretty much it.
Letter to the author:
Dear Cassandra Clare,
Girl. You have a massive potential. Your series The Mortal Instruments holds so much potential, it might explode. And let me just say, writing six books averaging around 400 to 500 pages is a feat. I give you major props for that. I just feel like you sold yourself short! I know your better than this; it's suggested by your characters clever speech and some high dollar references. I look forward to the last book and to the first movie. I hope that you continue to write and grow as an individual and as an author. Push your limits. Realize, and then accomplish, your full potential in future works. Thank you for your work.
-From a readerLinks:
Author- Cassandra Clare, author's tumblr
Trailer for the first movie- City of Bones
HEY! What did you think of The Mortal Instruments? Do you agree with me or is it cheese to your macaroni? Let's voice some well-reasoned opinions in the comments!