If you ship Malec, then this is a good read. Unfortunately, it's not a great read, as it could have done with a bit more plot and general merriment. I'm happy it adds more LGBTQ+ rep in YA novels, so it gets kudos on those grounds for sure. But a Malec story could be more rollickingly good fun than this. Knowing that some of the characters' stories continue in other books that have already been published kills much of the suspense and tension. It's not as funny as Magnus and Co. usually is; the Bane Chronicles are better written and have a kind of gleeful irreverence that is needed more in this book- it gets too heavy sometimes. I would have said that Clare writes better alone usually, but after reading QoAaD, I don't know if I believe that anymore! Though I must say I waited impatiently for that book, which I will not be doing for this sequel. However, if you can't get enough of Magnus Bane (I love him! What a great character!) this is definitely a book for you. But where is the part about Magnus in a sari...?