Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

August 22, 2011 Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra ClareTitle: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 24, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 541
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four-half-stars

Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked. (Entertainment Weekly).
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.
Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don't miss the teaser from Clockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.

Also in this series: City of Bones, City of Ashes
Also by this author: City of Bones, City of Ashes, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince

City of Glass is the (original) final installment in The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and I have to say, Clare definitely knows how to end a series with a BANG!

I really enjoyed how it all ended and the details of each character’s story and past was so creatively developed that you could see how Clare truly did create a world of her own. The ultimate twist of fate that Valentine created was so crazy, I definitely didn’t expect it. Clare continued to hint at certain things and reveal others, which kept me engaged and fervently reading on and on until the end. Each of the characters shine in their own ways in this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed the witty and entertaining moments that Alec and Magnus created both together and separately. I can honestly say I didn’t really care for Simon at first, but by the end of the series, I couldn’t imagine that world without him and he turned into one of my favorites!  I also devoured the steamy and intimate scenes between Jace and Clary and I liked how their ending played out, whether for better or worse, I guess we’ll see in the next book!

The final showdown with Valentine was pretty epic, and what he did/how he got to where he is now is enough for anyone to want to read this book. You get to see jut how far he was/is willing to go to fight for what he believes in, regardless of how evil or wrong others may think it is. After realizing his best-kept secret, you’ll be flying through the pages to see how it all ends. Loved it!

Even though the next book, City of Fallen Angels is a bit different, I’m still very eager to read it and dive back into Clare’s world. Definitely a series worth reading!

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