Friday, December 31, 2010
City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments #3
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary: (From Goodreads)
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.
I find it a little hard to write a review for City of Glass. It's probably because it had such a beautiful, awesome ending that I loved. Seriously. It's probably one of my favourite endings EVER.
Let's just start with something that I've mentioned in my reviews for the first two books: the characters. Again, they were awesome. I loved how it ended for all the characters, the ending suited each of them really well. If you are a lover of this series.........you will love all the characters just as much as in City of Bones and City of Ashes.
I enjoyed the change of setting in this book. I loved the 'glass city" it was set in. I did love the setting in New York City, it was a great aspect of this series, and I thought I wouldn't love the setting in this book as much. But I did! The city of the Shadowhunters is breathtaking, described very well, and a world that I loved to read about-and loved to imagine living in.
Overall, I know this was a short review, and I wish I could give this book a better review because I love this series, but City of Glass was an awesome book. The ending was beautiful, and I am almost sad that there is going to be more books in this series. It was originally just a trilogy, but now it's expanded into 6 books. But I will still love to read them. City of Glass is an amazing, plot-driven book with great characters, and a story I will never forget.