Hey, guys! I am really excited to talk about the final book in the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy series, Angels Twice Descending. While I did really enjoy this installment to the series, I did wish it was a bit longer. I think it should have at least been a hundred pages. It did seem a little bit rushed, in my opinion. But nonetheless I did still really enjoy it, so let’s get into the review!
“Someone lives and someone dies at Simon’s Ascension ceremony.”
I don’t know what to say other than I am not okay. I am trying to hold back tears because I knew something bad was going to happen, but I did not expect this certain bad thing to happen to this certain good person, and I just am kind of overwhelmed right now. I am still processing what happened. This was a novella, meaning it happened really fast, and I haven’t had time to process, but I am still not okay with what happened at the end.
But I thought it was really interesting to see the actual Ascension ceremony because, in the other books, it is something we hear about, but we never really see happen. We pretty much follow born Shadowhunters. But we know what happens if it goes south. That’s a huge thing that is just being held over our heads throughout this entire series, especially in this book. But I loved seeing the ceremony. I thought it was really cool to see.
And while I didn’t like what happened, it was kind of inevitable. I knew something bad was bound to happen, but I just was not sure what. I think the actual end scene was really fitting as well, and I think it really helped bring some closure to the end of this series, I really liked it.
Overall, this book was really heartbreaking, but I really loved it. The writing was as fabulous as always, the world was just as intricate and complex and interesting as always, and I am just really happy that I finally finished off this series so that I can start Lord of Shadows!
And there you have it! That was my review of Angels Twice Descending by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman. What was your favorite book in this series? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!