With the release of City of Bones coming up at the end of the month, I'm continuing on with the Mortal Instrument reviews. This week is book 3, City of Glass. When I read my review from 2009, apparently I didn't know at the time that there was going to be a 4th book because it reads like it was the end of a trilogy. Clearly there was a clear end to a main story arc. Did anyone else feel that way at the end of City of Glass?
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Original Review Date: October 29, 2009
Rating: 4 bookmarks
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 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.
I liked how Clare resolved the conflict that existed with Clare and Jace, I knew it would get worked out, I just had no clue how. This book was a very fast, light, fun and wrapped up the story nicely. It was a good ending, nearly perfect.
I recommend this series for anyone who’s into the sci-fi fantasy genres.
One of my favorite quotes:
“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
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