Friday, January 16, 2015
The Mortal Instruments Series and My Nieces
So, when we were all together at Christmas I got into a conversation with the two nieces - what have you been reading? Was it good? Do you recommend it? And they asked me the same questions. Both of them read Young Adult books as a rule. I told them that I was reading one of the Mortal Instruments books - #3 in fact, The City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Ooh, they said and told of their love of that series. Would I please finish it so they could talk to me about it? Well, I said yes, of course. And today I finished #6, The City of Heavenly Fire.
I enjoyed this Young Adult fantasy series - not as much as Harry Potter or the Twilight series, but there were some interesting aspects. The books were a little long for me, but I persevered. I have not read of the exploits of Shadowhunters (who hunt demons) before, but was familiar with vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and the fey or faerie realm. I was intrigued by this author's use of some of the more obscure aspects of the Bible - the Nephilim, the handwriting on the wall in the Book of Daniel, and angels in specific and in general. Something different. There was kind of a Scooby gang of Shadowhunters, Clary, Jace, Isabelle and Alec, and their friends of other types, Simon, a vampire, Maia and Jordan, werewolves, and Magnus, a warlock. Much drama ensues, of course. It was good fun.
I'm sure my nieces and I will have a nice little discussion the next time we are all together, spring break maybe. Oh and one of them asked me if I had started reading the Divergent trilogy yet. She reminded me that I had promised her I would. I guess I better get on that pretty soon. Pant, pant. She is relentless and this is what "Aunt Kay who always gives us books" gets, right?