Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Sci-fi / Romance
Publisher : Walker Books
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
As I’ve previously enjoyed other series by Cassandra Clare i didn’t think twice about picking up this new addition and was even more interested that it was a whole new series.
I spent an entire weekend laying out in the sun reading this book, weekend well spent anyhow.
The thing about this book is not that you cant put it down but every time you decide ill take a break after this chapter you decide to read one more, and then one more after that. At one stage I spent 10 solid hours reading it.
Although the love interests in this book are fairly obvious from the get go it is still nice to get a bit more details on side character love stories rather than to only focus on the main characters.
There was far more passion in this book than her previous works which at first surprised me because I didn’t expect anything more than PG kissing. The passion really made the characters love/lust more believable.
One of the main things I enjoyed about this book is the small jokes and light humor which really made the characters appear more natural and normal which I didn’t feel was the case with her previous books where the character development was great but they were all too serious for their age. In this book I actually found myself laughing out loud at parts.
Plus the ending….yeah really made me hungry for the second book, too bad it wasn’t out at the time.
There isn’t much negative to say about this book in my opinion, some people may get nitty gritty with it. I wouldnt say its the best book I’ve read but I overall enjoyed it and will definitely stick to the rest of the series to find out what happens next. I would recommend this book to anyone unless you’re not into fantasy creatures and magical stuff. Solid 4 out of 5.
P.S. the cover art is amazing, not captured half as well in my picture above.