Friday, June 3, 2011

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)

Source:  Purchased
Format:  Paper back
Released:  March 24th 2009
Published by:  McElderry
Page Count is 560 pages
Buy It:  Bookdepository | Amazon
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
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*Warning:  This review contains spoilers*

City of Glass, the third installment of The Mortal Instruments series was outstanding!  It's incredible how intricate and complex Valentine's lies go in this series.  I've never seen a more impressive character who was so careful, precise, and patient in his planning to kill entire races.  Eat your heart out Adolf Hitler.

Jace and Clary are at odds in the beginning and it bothered me.  I didn't like them not speaking.  But that was bound to happen under the circumstances of being in love with your sibling I suppose.  It also doesn't help that Jace is caught by Clary kissing another girl, yells at her for "ruining everything she touches", and that Simon was thrown in jail by the Clave because of him.

There are so many great scenes in City of Glass, one of my favorite being where Clary and Jace meet and free the Angel Ithuriel and learn just how far Valentine went in his torturous experiments on the angel and what he went through to attain tainted demon blood to use on Johnathan.

Of course this book would not have been complete without Jace and Clary sharing a few heated kiss scenes.  I know that probably disgusts some of you, but its okay.  Later Clary's mother, Jocelyn - who is an incredible character, reveals that Jace is not her brother Johnathan.  What a relief and shock under the circumstances - since Idris was recently attacked by demons thanks to Valentine and Jace has left in search to kill him.

City of Glass was a fantastic book filled with intrigue, deception, and strength.  Another great read!

This novel counts towards the following challenges:
Parajunkee's Shifter Challenge
Parajunkee's Vampire Challenge

~ Kelsa P. ~

1 comment:

  1. You are tearing through these fast! I haven't read my set yet so I'm not reading the reviews because I don't want any spoilers! I quite sure they are great reviews. You have a great style!
    I really want to read these soon!!!



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