Yet another book who's selfish protagonist is labeled as a "hero." It's quite appalling how people actually find Four to be inspiring. He puts his own selfish needs before the safety of anyone else, and in the end, it backfires getting people hurt and killed.... But yet we're supposed to sympathize with him? NOT A CHANCE.
I really liked this trilogy. Clary annoys me a lot and I was glad Jace finally told her how unthoughtful she can really be. She doesn't listen to what anyone says and just does what she pleases even if it means getting people hurt along the way. Though she annoys me, I still like the series. I've already pre-ordered City of Fallen Angels. I'm anxious to see what the next half brings!
This book was EXACTLY like a reincarnate of Twilight except with archangels instead of vampires and the writing was a tad better. I was very excited to read this book but was very disappointed with the outcome.
The whole book the protagonist, Nora, who is very naive and ignorant, is trying to figure out her love/hate relationship with her new biology partner, Patch, while also trying to figure out what he is, if not human. She comes to find that he’s an arch angel who is constantly struggling with the urge to kill her so he can finally become a human but the love he grows for her over powers his want to become human. She isn't even bothered by the fact that not only has he been constantly stalking and harassing her, but also wants to kill her because, "omg he's soooo dreamy and mysterious." She also has another guy stalking and trying to kill her but not because he has some personal disliking for her, but because he has a personal hatred toward Patch. And what better way to harm Patch(because he can’t feel physical pain, but he can feel emotional pain) than to hurt the person he cares most about? by the end of the book she had a handful of people trying to kill her. I was actually surprised that none of them didn't accomplish killing because she is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.
This book was very annoying. I felt like Zoey did a 180 and started progressing backwards. Instead of maturing, she is doing the opposite. She gets more and more selfish with each book and tries to justify her actions by saying she is protecting her friends when in reality, she isn't protecting them by keeping things from them. Not only this, but she played with the feelings of 3 different boys that she was dating at the same time because she couldn't choose who she wanted to be with because they were all just "so hot". Ridiculous! But in return, she got a taste of her own medicine. All of her friends, and Erik, are way too good for her. Not sure if i'm going to finish the rest of the series. I might just to see what happens to her friends, Erik, and Neferet. But I don't think I can stand it if the main character doesn't grow up soon. She's 17 but acts and talks like the is 14 (poopie... really??)
I think i'm officially giving up on this book. I'm about half way through it and just about had to force myself to get that far. I find it very dull. The writing is boring. I find that the only engaging parts of the book are the times Nic is describing his highs, and that is truly sad. If there was as much effort was put into the book as a whole, as there was in depicting the effects after shooting up, there's no doubt the book would have been better.