2.5 stars? I don't know. I couldn't really get into this book. There was too much mythology to keep track of, too many back stories, too many lengthy descriptions for me to enjoy. I didn't feel like the plot flowed very well. I skipped pages often, looking for the dialogue [there were some excellent exchanges].The only thing that kept me vaguely intrigued was the relationship between Jace and Clary. And then to get to the end and they're related? Ugh. Of course, I'm sure it's all a trick or someone lied or whatever. I'm not interested enough to find out.