Book: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

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

Publisher: McElderry
Publish Date: August 3, 2010
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
ISBN: 1416972250 
ISBN-13: 9781416972259

Synopsis: 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 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 new found 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 Timesbestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Will write more later. Epic.

Edit: The third book of The Mortal Instruments series gave me a lot to take in. The first two books seemed easier to read and not as epic in content. This book gave me a romance, uncovered a family secret, fought a battle of the worlds, fought several battles to the death, and all while Clare gave you more tidbits into the loves of every single character.

It is a good ending to a trilogy, but because I read after the fourth book came out, I know it’s not. If it was though, I did feel a sense of closure on most of the relationships. But isn’t that the beauty of fiction? You could do anything. But one of the things I didn’t like was that some of the similarities of other stories started to come back. Clare’s voice started to disappear for a second and things started to become predictable. Will it be this way in the fourth book as well?

I’m glad that Clary finally got some strength and wasn’t as helpless as in the other books. She did shine a little more in this book, but what I once thought to be Clary’s story, slowly started to become Jace’s. What is strength for Clary, became compassion for Jace. I suppose you could say it was all about the two all along. It’s like a yin and yang. Familiar, no?

This is still a great read, something that I will read over and over. Like I said earlier, epic. While I say there are some similarities to other stories, Clare does a great job bringing me to every moment that she describes on the page. I cannot wait to read the next book.

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