Title: The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy
Publication Date: March 24th 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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.
City of Glass is an action-packed and a breathtaking read. There’s so much action going on that I really enjoyed compared to the first two books. The other thing that I liked from this book is that there are emotional parts. Cassandra Clare did not focus only on the action-scenes and stuff but also she mixed it with other elements that made the book perfect.
City of Ashes left me with a nice cliff – hanger moment and this book did not disappoint. Another great addition in the stoty was the character of Sebastian. I first see him as a secondary character but later found out that there is much more to Sebastian. Sebastian’s character together with the information about the history of the characters really made this story came to life in the end.
Since this was supposed to be a trilogy, I must say, this ‘supposed’ to be last installment is fantastic! I love it so much! t was an exhilarating, emotional, heart-stopping story. I cannot say enough good things about it!