Last night I stayed late because I had just a few more pages left to finish the book. Afterwards I didn't want to go to sleep. My head was buzzing from all the thoughts that were racing trough my mind.
Ohh this is going to be hard not to include spoilers.. all I'm going to say is somehow connected to the description or it wont be something too revealing.
The book was amazing. No matter what some people may say, it was incredible.
There is something about the way Cassandra Clare writes her books... I don't know if it's the writing or the story itself, but every book connected to the shadowhunters is brilliant.
As many of you know the story is set back in 1878 and follows the life of Tessa Gray and Will and Jem... Of course there are more characters that take a huge part in the story like Charlotte and Henry, Jessamine and then there are Sophie, Thomas and Agatha. Those are all that live in the Institute, except Tessa, she's just a guest. And of course Nate...
Anyway, we meet Tessa as she was captured by the Dark sisters and that's were it all began. She didn't know anything about the Shadow world before they made her do thing she never imagined possible. They made her use a power she didn't know she had and they made her transform into other people.
Terrifying but she handled herself quite well, and she put up with everything in the fist chapter or two, just because she was scared about her brother...
And then there was Will. He is a lot like Jace just with dark hair and amazing blue eyes(kind of like Alex). He is arrogant and he can be pretty mean but there is a lot more to him that he lets anyone see. He is probably the most complex character so far because we know him and at the very same time we have no idea who he is. His behavior changes a lot and the only sure thing about him is that he loves his parabatai, Jem. They are like brothers and this is the strongest relationship Will has to anyone.
Jem on the other hand is completely opposite of Will. He is kind and sweet and a real gentleman. He has a secret of his own but we did get the chance to find what it is... I think he has a thing for Tessa but I can't be sure..
The time span of the book isn't very long.. a month or two... (or I've seriously missed some parts of the book :D... no I think it was about a month or two..) but as the days passed Tessa grew fond of the people that helped her escape the Dark sisters and that brought a different problem because when the time comes she has to choose a side... (ooh that sounded mysterious :D).
The ending was not big of a cliff-hanger but again I didn't have to wait for the next book. It was a disturbing end though. I would have liked it to end in a different way but in the same time I don't because this way is unique and I love it.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I don't know why I put it off for so long to read it, by now I should know that Clare's work is really great.