Wednesday 6 July 2011

Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 541
Reading Level: Young Adult
Other titles in series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Fallen Angels

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 her best friend, 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 final installment of the New York Times bestselling The Mortal Instruments.
OH MY GOSH! This book was the best the series yet!  It is jam packed with action and romance.  I was seriously glued to this book.  There is SO much happening here I was going crazy over all the excitement!  Clary is such a great character and I'm so jealous over her red hair!  I could imagine her Shadowhunter fighting gear in my head and was all about the fight.  All our favorite characters were here, and I really got to understand each of them just a  little bit better.  I was rooting for them the whole way through.  Jace still has won my heart and I am SO happy with the ending of this book.  It has been what I was waiting for! I can't wait to start the next book City of Fallen Angels!

"There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then."

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