City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Book 3#) by Cassandra Clare REVIEW

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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 24th 2009
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 509
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
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 the New York Timesbestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

     I slowly want to add a review to my blog of every Cassandra Clare book I have read thus far. So now we are moving onto City of Glass. I love the Mortal Instruments Series and if you have not read these books, please read no further and head to your local bookstore and pick all these books up. I love all the books in the Mortal Instruments series. I love how everything fits together so perfectly from the mythology to the romance. We are allowed to see Clary discover this world as we do and her reactions to the new adventures that her sight give her. The character development is not just restricted to Clary but also extends to love interests and supporting characters such as Jace who appears to be another typical tragic YA hero, but I enjoyed the way he was characterised in this as he transforms behind the mask of an annoyingly arrogant teen. GO PICK UP THESE BOOKS! SPOILERS BELOW FROM THE FIRST TWO BOOKS!
     City of Glass and City of Heavenly Fire are my two favorite Cassandra Clare books because the majority of it takes place in the City of Glass, a place for shadowhunters and only them. The outside world cannot infiltrate the way they live, it is their own world.
     We start off the book with Clary's mom still in a comatose state and in order to help her mother, Clary has the travel to the City of Glass to find a warlock. Jace refuses to take Clary because he knows the dangers that lie in Idris, so Clary must find her own way. But Joselyn is not the only thing Clary has to worry about. Valentine already has two of the Mortal Instruments and he only needs one last one to complete his cruel agenda. In order to save the Nephilim race, the Shadowhunters must team up with the Downworlders and stop Valentine once and for all.
     These books make me laugh, they make me cry, they give me such a range of emotions that it is hard to express it in words. While everyone is in love will Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices, I will always be in love with my Jace. I have fallen in love with his sarcastic humor and I am a sucker for a blondie. 
     If you could not guess my ratings for these books yet...I mean I do not think it could be less obvious. A million out of a million stars. Forever and always. I will love anything that Cassandra Clare gives me because she creates such beautiful characters and such intricate worlds! 
Tell me what your favorite Mortal Instruments book is in the comments below!
Thanks Hons!
Lee Chand

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1 comments

  1. Great review! City of Bones and City of Heavenly Fire are my favorite of the series. I am so ready for Lady Midnight to release next year, to kick off TDA.

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