Where to start after the INSANE ending of City of Bones? I think everyone wants to simply get back to normal. Clary is hanging out with Simon and watching Anime while Jace, Isabelle and Alec are hunting demons as if their whole world wasn’t completely flipped upside down. All this changes at the Institute when Alec and Isabelle’s mom, Maryse, comes back with their little brother, Max. Things obviously will not return back to the pre-Valentine state and more drama is on it’s way, big time!
Jace is facing accusations and he doesn’t exactly handle it that well at all. Due to all the information that has been revealed to Jace and Clary at the end of the last book, they are both dealing with feelings of confusion, inner pain and possibly even loss. But how are they supposed to deal with this? Especially Jace, he fully admits he is in absolute teenage angst mode and, personally, I dont blame him.
There is one thing that can make all this right for everyone involved. Perhaps not perfectly right, but as good as it can get. And that is trusting each other. A big part of this is facing the new reality, not just for Jace and Clary, but everyone. After everything that’s happened, some trust needs to be built…. but things are not that simple.
This was a great sequel to City of Bones and I cannot wait to continue The Mortal Instruments saga soon! I highly recommend this series! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!