I thouroughly enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series, so I went on to read the Infernal Devices. I have to say, I liked the prequels even more. I think it was because of the steampunk element and the time in which the books take place. Very well written. The flawed characters are endearing. I hated for the story to end. I give the book, and all three in the series 5 stars.