City Of Glass
Series: Mortal Instrument, book 3
Pub: 2009, Walker Books Ltd.
Author: Cassandra Clare
Cat: fantasy & Magical realism/fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 442 pp w/ 24 chapters
Age Range: YA
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing 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 newfound 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.
This second (or at least, this read) was...well, like the last one, I found that my attention went out of Alec rather than any other the other characters. though it was a little harder in this one because it was the end of this trilogy in the series.
It was really well done. All the answer we needed where answered. Back stories that had revelations and hope were spoken and love was lost and found again.
And yet, though you could fully stop reading the series here (and I’m with the whole thing of not reading the next one till I have the full second trilogy—mostly because....well, they are the type of series that ride heavily on the next book) though I’m meant to review the next in the series next week.
I actually really like Cassandra’s writing style and she has a way of both giving you a book that individual and connected so well that you crave the next, you can’t help but need it. And even though this one was very much the end of a trilogy, both explanations, fill in’s and a climax into a climax with fireworks at the end.
The world they went into was awesome, but they were there last book, just don’t think I mentioned it before. And the whole sibling rivalry between Jace and Jonathan was stella. It’s also the only one of the books that has me wanting to gush about even though I won’t.
It’s the type of book that are that well written that you can’t help but be lost in there world and if you like that ting of teen romance drama than this book is all about working them out.
It’s also one of the reasons—from other reviews I’ve read—that makes me not want to read the next, not without something else to back it out. Apparently the drama doubles and I’ve never really been into that type of shit. Not when I was a teen, and because of that I get over things that come with too much of it.
Anyway, kick ass series and if you haven’t gotten into it, and you’ve been thinking ‘bout it. it’s really worth it.
City of Bones, City of Ashes,
City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls,
City of Heavenly Fire