Sunday, 4 March 2012

[REVIEW] City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Published: March 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
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. (From Goodreads)


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.
City of Glass is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series.

In this book, Clary finds herself on a long journey to the City of Glass itself, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters, to find a cure for her mother. Jace is being an overprotective, brother-like figure and attempts to reject his feelings for Clary. Simon ends up being imprisoned because the Shadowhunters are curious as to how he can walk during the day if he is a vampire.

A new character is also introduced, Sebastian, a supposed distant relative to a friend of the Lightwoods. I say supposed because Sebastian turns out to be a very evil person with a history to match it.

So basically this book was probably the ending of the series before Cassandra Clare decided to do three more. Like every series ending book, there's a HUGE battle at the end of it. Valentine is almost done completing his quest for the three Mortal instruments and the climax is very shocking. The battle itself against the demons and the downworlders plus shadowhunters isn't that prominent.

It's actually the battle between Sebastian and Jace that is much more intense and answers alot of unanswered questions. When Valentine completes his quest and summons the angel, the results of it are also very shocking. this entire book was probably filled with surprise after another.

Jace and Clary can also truly love one another after this because of some interesting facts that are revealed in this book. Some characters also die and secret relationships are annouced.

Honestly, this book would have been perfectly fine if it was the final book. I think Cassandra Clare wrote the ending so well that she could have just left it or write a sequel. It was an open yet still a form of an ending. The setting is always very detailed and every word just jumps out at you.

When I read a book in this series, I really feel like i can see what is happening, the words are that detailed. Definitely read this book if you haven't and read the series if you haven't either!




5/5!
(originally posted in the TPL Word Out program)

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