City of Glass (Cassandra Clare)

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


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 Shadowhunter 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?"

(Spoiler alert, but mostly stuff people who are following the series will already know coming into the book.)

Honestly, I'm so into this world right now that I don't have a lot to say as far as critiques go. I really liked it. I think that Cassandra Clare has put together an intricate, entertaining, action-packed world. Some of the plot turns were a little obvious (like who Jace really is), and there was a little issue with too many people coming out alright in the end considering how bad-ass and evil Valentine was supposed to be, but I don't have many real complaints. Oh, wait - I thought the reunion scene with Clary's mother could have been done a lot better. I also thought that Isabelle should have gotten more screen time.

But mostly I was sad to see the ending, and I wished there were more books in this series to read.

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