I can’t believe I’m late to the party! Though I’ll be honest, I’ve only read the first three The Mortal Instruments books (City of Bones five times in attempts to start again from the beginning to the end) but they hold a special place in my heart. I still clearly remember the first time I stumbled upon the books in my high school library in 2010, intrigued by the eye-popping cover. I do plan on finishing the series, especially now because of my recent spontaneous splurge. When the movie came out, I went in with no expectations (Hollywood’s record of failed book-to-movie adaptations does that to you) and I left feeling “eh”. I enjoyed it but I wasn’t particularly over the moon about it. Perhaps…