Review- City of Glass

April 6, 2011 Reviews 1

My copy of City of Fallen Angels will be getting here tomorrow!! So now onto my review of the third book in the Mortal Instruments series.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Hardcover, 541 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry

Source: Bought

Summary (from Goodreads)

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments


My thoughts: 
I am so excited that I finished this book just in time for the 4th one to be released. This series is incredible! City of Ashes was my favorite installment so far but I did love this one too.

I will admit there were a handful of scenes that I found myself skimming over; but only because I was so anxious to find out what was going to happen next.

You learn so much about Jace in this book, and I love that! He is such a great character. Clary too, but Jace is my favorite.

There are so many characters and new creatures and settings in this book. Cassandra Clare has really created a magnificent new world that I want to get lost in. I have not found another book world so complete since Harry Potter. I love when authors create their own universe. And she does such a great job with it too.

This book also kept me guessing. More than once, I caught myself being completely surprised by a turn of events. I did not want to put this book down, and yet I did not want to finish it. I would force myself to stop reading at points to try and stretch out the amount of time I could live inside the city of glass. 

in City of Ashes, the idea of Simon as a vampire seemed weird to me, and I was not 100% on board, but in this book he really seemed to develop so I like him much better now. 

and ahh I know this is a spoiler alert but I can’t bring myself to care…they are NOT BROTHER AND SISTER! I had an inking that this would happen but it did not lessen my elation when I read it. I literally squealed and re-read the paragraphs. I heart Jace and Clary! 🙂

I love Cassandra Clare! This series has quickly climbed up the ranks of my favorite books of all time!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

One Response to “Review- City of Glass”

  1. Linda Henderson

    I have to admit I love this series. This one was my favorite so far. I haven’t read City of Fallen Angels yet. I was really upset when I thought they were going to be brother and sister and really relieved when I found out they weren’t. I can’t wait to see what they are going to do with City of Bones as a movie.

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