Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Reader's Diary #1982- Cassandra Clare (writer), Cassandra Jean (artist): The Mortal Instruments 1

I'd heard of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series before but not read it. However, I wouldn't say that a familiarization is necessary to enjoy the graphic novel adaptation. (Perhaps if you did enjoy the originals it would even work against your enjoyment?)

I liked the fantastical blend of religion (angels and demons) and other mythology (vampires, fairies, werewolves, etc) and the art, very manga-ish with exaggerated swirls which complemented the goth-feel.

I did wish a bit more time was spent exploring the whole "fish out of water" trope with Clary the protagonist adjusting rather quickly to a sudden bizarre world around her, but the trade off was a fast paced story with mystery and danger.

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