Overall, I LOVED this series. The character and world building were well done. I adored Simon, Izzy, Luke, Alec, and Magnus. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Alec and Magnus. The relationship between Jace and Clary is steamy, and their love for one another is believable.
This fifth book was a bit disappointing to me in terms of plot and pace. Some places dragged, and the ending didn't live up to my expectations. In spite of that, I'm glad I read the book, because I truly enjoyed being with these characters in this world and would highly recommend the series.