First of all this is the first Cassandra Clair book I have read and I loved it! I love the writing and the characters especially Jem at this time don't get me wrong I like will but I am liking Jem a bit more at this point.Now as for Tessa I like her also but can you believe what happened with her brother??? WTF? Anyway I really loved this book I love the time period I am a huge history fan and love the time it was set in really great! I am looking forward to reading the next one!! and then I should probably get started on the Mortal Instruments series after that.Thanks so much!