City of Glass

, by Kt Clapsadl

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
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 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 Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters 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 third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

This book starts out with the whole gang preparing to go to the Shadowhunter city, Idris. Clary is going to seek out a warlock that knows how to wake her mother, while everyone else is going to talk about the brewing war. Jace of course, being the overprotective person he is, does everything he can to keep Clary from coming, and he almost succeeds. When she arrives, Jace, being the fool he is, does everything he can to get her to leave. I have to say that I was surprised that Clary believed the cruel things he said. She should have known he was just trying to protect her by getting her out of the city.

There were plenty of heartbreaking moments in this book. It seemed like everyone's relationship came to a head. I won't go into detail as to not spoil the book, but there is one relationship I can talk about as this event happens in the very beginning of the book. Simon, for once, did the smart thing. He broke off the romance between himself and Clary. She was only trying to forget her feelings for Jace as well as trying to not lose Simon. She needs him, just not in the way he wants her too. I was really glad Simon realized it was better to have her in whatever way was real then a faked or forced romance. That definitely showed a major maturity on his part.

I really enjoyed this book, and I just couldn't put it down. It was just as captivating as the first two books. While most things were tied up at the end of this book, there were some events that left unanswered questions. I look forward to reading the future books, seeing more in their world, and finding out how the new changes effect all the characters.

I'm going to do something I don't normally do, and write about a MAJOR SPOILER here. I chose to do this because this "event" just needs to be talked about. So, if you don't like spoilers please do not read any further.

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I knew it! I knew Jace and Clary just could not be siblings. The author couldn't possibly be that cruel! Now, all of the hints about them finally make sense. The two were inexplicably drawn to each other from the start and I was so happy to read that they finally got to be with each other. Every heart wrenching moment between the two of them came jumping back at me and I just exhaled in relief. I didn't realize just how much the angst had been building up in me as well. I think the best books are the ones where you are so submersed that you feel every emotion as if it is happening to you, and this was no exception. The book really was the perfect ending to the first trilogy. I understand the series is going to continue, but the focus will be more on Simon I think. So I was glad this first trilogy ended on such a happy note.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review and book.
    I am glad of Jace and Clary too

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