It took me a long time to read this, mainly because of the hype surrounding this series and author. It was pretty good. I am not by any means in love with this story or the characters. I did find the last few chapters very interesting. Cassandra Clare did a good job of ending in a spot that makes you want to read the next book soon. I am interested in seeing how this series turns out. I did enjoy reading this book and I do plan on continuing the series. I have not decided about the other series yet.