Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review: "City of Glass" by Cassandra Clare

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 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? 

My Thoughts:  Hands down, this is my favorite book of the series so far.  I could not put it down!  This will be a brief review because there is so much I could give away and I don't want to spoil it for anyone.  The story was action packed and we get to find out even more about Valentine's past and how Clary and Jace fit into it.  I also felt like I got to know the main characters more in this book and see their true colors.  I liked that Simon is no longer brooding over Clary and he seemed like less of a brat in this book.  He seemed annoying in the other books but I actually found myself really liking him by the end of City of Glass.  I also liked that Alec really matured in this book and wasn't so crabby all the time.  There are some major surprises in this book and some surprises that I kind of expected but I liked that everything was kind of cleaned up in the end.  Some characters resurfaced and some unfortunately, didn't survive the story (that's all I am going to say!).  I did read that originally this was meant to be the final book and I can really see that; all the loose ends seemed tied up and I would be perfectly happy with that being the end.  So, that makes me really excited to read the next book.  I can't help but wonder what kinds of things will happen in City of Fallen Angels.  It is definitely worth reading the first two books in the series to get to this one.  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Out of the first 3 this one is definitely the best, although I think my favorite out of all her books is Clockwork Prince. And when I read this book it was the "final book" so it's interesting to hear your thoughts knowing there's several more to read.

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