Monday, February 17, 2014

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

3777732City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #3
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 541
Source: Borrowed from my sister
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 third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

There's just something about this series that has me captured. Cassandra Clare's writing definitely drew me in from the first book and I'm glad to say it hasn't let go of me yet. There's just something about it that's completely magical yet has themes that any person can relate to.
What I really loved about this installment is that there is so much more action. Yet at the same time we also get to see the characters when they aren't fighting. We see relationships strengthen and even ones begin to form. I love the humor throughout this book, yet it's bittersweet because there are moments that tore my heart to shreds.
The biggest thing for me was getting to see more of characters that weren't really focused on too much in the first two books. Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood get a lot more time in this book and you really get to see them grow as characters and I loved every single minute of it. Magnus happens to be my favorite character and whenever there's a scene with him I'm usually laughing my butt off because he really brings a lightness to the heavy moments in the book.
If you haven't started this series yet what are you waiting for? It has action, huge plot twists and really sweet romance. I highly recommend this series it's quickly become one of my favorites and this book just may be my favorite in the series so far.

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