The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

I started this book with crazy high expectations. I have been reading The Mortal Instruments books since high school and have been a huge fan ever since. I don’t think I have ever read a Maureen Johnson or Sarah Rees Brennan book before though. I finished this book yesterday evening, but I had started it well before Christmas. I normally finish books a little quicker. However, for the duration of this book I had also read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer  and started Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. So I had several projects going at once and I had just begun my teaching job. I have to say though, the ending was a little slow. I wasn’t a big fan of how the first story in the chronicles ended. I read the whole story about Magnus and Ragnor in Peru and you never actually find out what happened in Peru! After that there were a few stories I think that could have been omitted. I really started getting into it around the middle of the book when characters I knew and loved started popping up. Like Tessa and Will Herondale. That’s when it got to where I couldn’t put it down. After Tessa, Clary and Jocelyns stories came Alec and Isabele Lightwood. I think the best chapter was the last one with Isabele calling and leaving neurotic messages on Magnus’ voicemail regarding Magnus and Alec’s break up. She’s a hoot! I must say I rather liked the stories with Raphael Santiago too. He’s so dark and mysterious. He would be the Downworlder I would go for…if he didn’t forever look like a 15 year old. Camille’s stories got kind of old, Ragnor was all over the place, and Magnus had so many loves I could barely keep up with them. I kind of wish there had been more in there about where he came from. There was a short tidbit but I wanted to know more about his mother.

I would definitely recommend this book. Maybe just skip the first story or two. They don’t add much to the story or to the character building of Magnus Bane.

Bane

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s