Book Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare

City of glass 3Title: City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare

Summary: 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 final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments. -Goodreads


**Warning: Possible Spoilers. If you don’t want to know anything about the Infernal Devices, I talk about Clockwork Princess a little bit in here, too… actually, you probably shouldn’t read this review if you plan on reading the series, because I may accidentally say something…**

I wasn’t planning on ordering City of Glass any time soon. Why? Because I already had sooo many books to read. I still do. BUT… I was in the YA section at the library and to my surprise, City of Glass was available. Now. Cassandra Clare’s books are never, literally, never available just like that and it was just sitting on a shelf. I was all, “MUWAHAHAH, you’re mine!” And, um, I think I literally jumped up out of my seat and snatched it off the shelf, heheh…

City of Glass was written in third person, switching between several characters’ POVs.

One of my favorite lines was on the first page. I’m not even kidding!

Favorite Lines:

1.) “Score,” he said as she came up the steps. “I’m kicking butt at Mario Kart.” Hahaha!!!

2.) Simon set the empty flask down on the arm of the chair by the bed. “There’s something very wrong with you,” he said. “Mentally, I mean.” Right there, he was talking to Jace. I was dying!!! I love all of the Jace/Simon conversations. They’re so amusing.

The romance between Clary and Jace keeps reminding me of the Michael/Kiki romance from General Hospital. Gods!

One thing I’m happy about is that the rest of TMI covers aren’t embarrassing like the City of Bones cover with a shirtless Jace, haha!

Here’s something really cool and I’d recommend doing this if you’ve yet to read City of Bones and Clockwork Princess (I still need to put up that dang review…): I was actually reading CoG and CP at the same time and I’d reached the point in CP where Henry and Magnus were talking portals and explaining how they worked and in CoG, Magnus was opening the portal for everyone so they could travel to Idris. So I kinda got an “inside scoop” on portals. XD At least that’s how I see it. It just helped me understand portals in a better sense.

Also, it was so weird seeing 21 Century Magnus Bane and the “olden days” Magnus Bane. I know that he changes with the times, but it was still really odd reading about the same character in two different series, one in the 1800s, the other in the 21 Century.

Is it just me, or does Jace remind you of Will from TID?  I know, I know!  I… *exhales exasperatedly*… I haven’t had very good luck with this series.  I accidentally read a review about City of Bones, giving away the biggest secret of the book (you know what I’m talking about) and then I read a review of City of Ashes, thinking, “Oh, the spoilers are probably for this book only, and I’ve read it already, so I get a free pass!  Yahoo!”  That review gave spoilers for City of Glass, too!  And, unfortunately, I already know which family Jace really comes from.  GAH.  I’m so mad.

I just realized something: Jace is like Kiki from GH!  First, he’s a Wayland, and first, Kiki’s a Jerome.  Then, Jace is a Morgenstern, and then Kiki is a Quartermaine.  And then, of course, Kiki’s a Corinthos, ’cause she married Morgan, but she’s also a Clay, ’cause Silas is her dad…

… Back to the review, though!

One night, I saw this City of Bones extended clip of the scene where Clary faces the demon in her mom’s apartment (before the movie came out) and I was all, “I’m gettin’ my Mortal Instruments on!”  So I pulled out CoG and read.

And read.

And read.

And it was great.  I really enjoyed City of Glass.  I was just going through my notes, and most of them (all three pages) are just full of spoilers, so I’m not going to put any of that stuff in here because I want you to enjoy the book for yourself!  So go!  Shoo!  *waves away with hand*  Go find a copy of CoG.  Now!!!

5/5 stars!!!  Cassandra Clare has officially captured my interest!  I think I’ll rave about her more in my CP review…

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