|I'm honestly really glad that I finally got around to finishing this book. I remember loving Magnus as a character when I initially read The Mortal Instruments series, and I was so excited to see that there was a collection of short stories centered around him. His life is too interesting to be left a total mystery.
Some of the stories were definitely better than others. Regardless, I still enjoyed reading all of them. I enjoyed seeing him as his own individual character, rather than just playing the role I was used to in the main series. Honestly, I was just happy to see more of his past after how mysterious he was in the series. It's one thing to know that he's lived a long and exciting life, but it's another thing to read it (and have it in his POV).
I also actually really enjoyed seeing all of his past relationships he's had throughout his life, and how each and every person was important to him in some way. Even his non-romantic relationships were fun and interesting. I especially love his friendships with both Ragnor and Catarina, and how they were with him throughout everything. It's nice to see how this wide variety of characters has shaped him over the years.
All in all, this was a really enjoyable read, and I think it succeeded in pulling me out of my reading slump (which is quite the task). I would definitely recommend it to people who liked Magnus as a character, or even if you're simply curious about his backstory. I definitely wasn't disappointed.
This review was taken from my Goodreads.