I have mixed feelings for this book. It started out pretty interesting, but then I just wasn't buying the fact that Clary so matter-of-factly accepted this paranormal world of Shadowhunters and Demons. If it were me, I'd be pretty bloody freaked out!
The pacing was a bit slow at times. I was kind of bored and my mind was wandering, but then there would be some action that kind of came out of nowhere. Then it just kind of plodded along again.
I didn't really like Jace or Isabelle, much. In fact, the overall character development was a bit weak.
There were definite parts where I was getting into the story, but it was few and far between.
I was going to rate it 3 stars, but then the reveal towards the end was a bit of a shock to me and has got me all intrigued for City of Ashes, so I bumped it up by half a star.
I have a feeling I might enjoy the movie more because it'll be much more fast paced.