March 7, 2011

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads Summary: 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 Take: Loved it! Amazing! I am beyond happy of how this book ended. I wish I could live in Idris!

I am swaying between 4 and 5 stars. This book made the whole series so worth it!

The details in these books are so vivid, everything from beauty to grotesque and from magical to horror. Other books I have read, I can be a little flexible on how the characters look but with this series I have a very vivid picture of each character (they are all really **HOT** in their own unique way).

Cassandra Clare’s imagination is so amazing. Do you want a book that has vampires, werewolves, faeries, warlocks, angels, demons and forsaken? This is the series for you.

I now have a deep attachment to all of the characters, specifically Clary, Jace, Simon, Izzy, Alec, even Maia and Magnus. I love reading about how each character evolves in just a few weeks.

Cassandra Clare had to have had a very big picture of how this series would play out. When there is something that happens in the book that you would think is not relevant, you find later plays a big role in the books…and I don’t think she is done.

She does have an ending to all three books, so you can give yourself a break between books.

I have to own this series because I would really like to read them again.



Evie said...

I really enjoyed reading this one, too. And then i loved the Clockwork Angel even more.. i think Cassandra Clare just keeps on getting better :)

Thanks for the great review!

jayjay said...

Most epic ending! finally you gave it a 5 of 5 rating!

Unknown said...

I completely agree w/your review. I love all of Cassandra Clare's books. I think she's a genius!

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