Friday, March 20, 2009
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing 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 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 trilogy The Mortal Instruments.
Wow. That’s all I could think when I was finished with City of Glass: wow. It was an amazing end to an amazing series.
City of Glass has more twists and turns in it than pretty much any other book I have read. I would think one thing, just to have the opposite proved to me – and that’s all I’m going to say, because if I say any more, I will give out a spoiler, and I don’t want to do that.
In my review of City of Bones, the first novel in this series, one of my major issues was the pacing. It wasn’t really paced well. City of Ashes was a lot better with that – but City of Glass was the best. After the first chapter, the action started to happen, and it really never ended until the final page.
City of Glass is a wonderful end to a wonderful series. If you haven’t read this series before, please pick it up sometime soon – you won’t regret it.