I know, I know… I haven’t rated it 5 stars BUT give me a chance to explain. I did love City Of Glass as much as the other instalments – I just felt that this whole book was a lot to take in at once. The entirety of it felt like the climax of not only the book itself but the whole series. The factor that draws me to Cassie’s writing (even more than her world) is her characters. Personally, I felt that the severity of the plot, as well written as it was, took over from the characters slightly.
Disclaimer: this is my personal opinion and only issue with this book – I still love it! The Shadowhunter world is so established at this point, and I love analysing the politics between the Shadow World and the Downworld. My favourite scene is the interaction between Clary and the Seelie Queen when Clary tells the Queen that she has everything she wants… It makes my heart swell with joy!
I’m getting flashbacks to my first read of this series, it brings back so many memories. I know it isn’t top quality literature, but I can’t bring myself to care!
@maradanewrites graciously provided me with an eARC of this book when I shamelessly asked for one. It is now on Kindle Unlimited, if you are so inclined.
Wowza, what a good time that was! Dane wrote a delighfully quick book that is fun to read and easy to enjoy. Viv accidentally (or is it fatefully??) unlocks a mummy’s curse when she stumbles on an ancient artifact at a demolition site in her town of New Memphis, Indiana. Next thing she knows, a handsome man in a loincloth is seducing her in order to impart the all of the goddess Bast’s knowledge so that Viv can fight off the forces of evil! He’s a reincarnated mummy from Ancient Egypt! And she’s destined to be a great hero, he swears it! But can Viv believe him?
Both Viv and Khensuhotep (or Khen, as we Muricans call him) are great characters that compliment each other wonderfully. The have an overwhelming attraction to each other– almost a fated mates kind of thing– which I know some people don’t love, but which I enjoyed immensely. Nicely, they don’t just blindly shrug and give in to fate, they negotiate and test the boundaries, causing delicious and fun sexual and emotional tension between the two. And the book itself is action packed, a real page turner. I picked it up expecting to just try a few chapters and found myself hooked, reading through the night. 4 stars.