So I decided that today I wanted to review The Mortal Instruments Series. Originally I wasn't going to review this series because it seems to be so popular already and I don't like to review books like that (ex. The Hunger games). But I decided I would anyways.
The first book was merely okay. It seemed like it could have been squished and put into the second book though. I felt very bored and probably wouldn't have continued the series, but I had already bought all of the books so I decided to read on.
The second book was definitely better than the first. It still wasn't the "amazingness" that I expected though. It definitely has some crazy twists too... At this point I felt like these books were just leading up to a bigger book and it was frustrating because not only could these first two books have been shorter, but they could have been a lot better.
Finally we reach the third book. Which actually does something. Was I surprised? No. Was I happy at least? Yes. This one was actually good, I enjoyed reading this book and couldn't wait to see what happened next.
So now for the fourth book. I felt like this one was good, but not as good as the third. I found myself really starting to fall in love with the characters in this book though, so it was still good. I am actually excited to read the next book now and have really become a fan.
The characters in all these books were pretty good. I didn't really care for Clary at all though, she seemed like the typical helpless protagonist. She was pretty, "smart", and seemed to be the fascination of all paranormal boys. It was annoying and I found myself disliking her constantly. I am definitely a victim of Jace's charm though. He's funny and good looking, what more could you want? I did find myself a bit annoyed though at his seemingly constant stupidity.
As for the other characters, I loved some and hated some. Some grew on me more throughout the series and some became pure torture to read about. My feelings towards them are really up in the air.
Overall this is a pretty good series. If I was just basing it off the 3rd and 4th book I'd say its close to great, but the first two books were pretty boring and a bad start to a good series. The whole series is nothing spectacular, but pretty good. It's got a unique storyline and some interesting characters. It can definitely get boring though...
What do you think of this series? Have you read it?