Beautiful and gripping
This series is one of my all time favorites now. i haven't read the other mortal instrument books yet, but this series stands alone to me on its own. the depth and beauty of the relationships through pain, joy, and time is so true to the depth and experience of real love spanning the test of long years. the mixture of old classics and fantasy creates its own uniqueness that makes me feel like i've stepped out of a classic lit class into a graphic fantasy novel. these three books have become dear to my heart and a must read every year for me, right up there with pride and prejudice and lord of the rings. i highly recommend them.