I read this book I think in less than two days. I was so happy with it, unlike most sequels to books this one is GREAT! It picks up almost right where the story left off, and the adventure keeps on going. The characters, if possible, become more lovable, and the events that happen throughout the story will leave your jaw dropping to the floor. There are laugh out loud moments, and deadly serious ones, and I have to say I'm quite impressed with Cassandra Clare's writing.
This series had me going all the way, and again, within a few hours of finishing the second book, I went out and bought the third. I'm recommending this series to EVERYONE I know!