I enjoyed the series for the most part.
However, in all honesty, I felt that she dragged the story out a little too much. This story could very well have been told in four (maybe five) books instead of six. I’m also under the impression that it was meant to be a trilogy at first and while I like that it was extended I still think it was a bit overdone.
As I mentioned in my series review of The Infernal Devices, I really do love the world that she has created. As I also said with that series, the love triangle really wasn’t necessary.
Here are the individual reviews for each book:
- City of Bones (3.5 stars)
- City of Ashes (3 stars)
- City of Glass (4 stars)
- City of Fallen Angels (3.5 stars)
- City of Lost Souls (3.5 stars)
- City of Heavenly Fire (4 stars)
That’s 3.58 stars for the series as a whole. It is one that I would recommend but I would say to read The Infernal Devices first!
It looks like both The Last Hours and The Dark Artifices will be trilogies so I hope they stay that way.
Now that I’ve finished this series I am really looking forward to watching Shadowhunters 🙂