Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)Title: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Format: Paperback (walker books | owned)

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Summary (Goodreads): 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 Timesbestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

My Thoughts:

Ahhh…. I regretted reading this book when I was overwhelmed with projects and deadlines. Some days I don’t even have time for the book. My reading wasn’t very smooth and hence there are some parts which I don’t remember. It was so good; even when I don’t remember some parts. But I could have enjoyed it much more if I read it at the right time. You should read it if you’re contemplating. I promise it wouldn’t be a disappointment. That’s for the story. Character wise, I found that Jace has grown a lot in this book. And as for Simon, he too has matured quite a bit. And I’m starting to like him more as he’s more conscious of his actions and he now puts others before himself. In the first two books I didn’t like him as he always said something stupid when he wasn’t clear of the situation, hence making him annoying in a sense. As for Isabelle, we saw the soft side of her. She has always been one of my favourites. In the first two books, she’s always one of the mentally and physically stronger ones.

Rating: 4.5 /5 stars

My favorite parts (spoilers):

Ahhh there’s just too many good parts to list

  1. When Jace and Clary when to the manor to look for the white book. They saw Ithuriel and what Valentine did to him was disgusting and too torturous to even imagine. We saw how crazy Valentine was when he wanted to make Shadowhunters much stronger. Not only did he did it to himself he also did it to the real Johnathan (not Jace). He also gave it Jocelyn. I really liked the part when Clary released Ithuriel. And the kiss that Clary and Jace shared after they rolled down the hill. But it was short-lived as he thought that he was the one that Valentine indirectly fed with demon blood. So he thinks his part demon.
  2. When Jocelyn came to Idris and look for Clary. I’m so glad Jocelyn has decided not to hide any more truths from Clary. When Jocelyn told her that Jace is not the real Johnathan, I just felt so happy. I knew that at some point, Jace would turn out not to be her biological brother. And it really happened in the 3rd book. Valentine does love his family and his own race. But the way he was expressing it was cruel and inhumane. He literally has gone nuts.
  3. When Johnathan found out that Jace was in Valentine’s hideout. He’s such a stuck up. He kept saying that Valentine loved him more than Jace. In the end, he was killed by Jace. He’s like another version of Valentine but he is the more shallow minded one. He keeps bragging on and on about how Valentine showed love to him. I’m so glad Jace wasn’t discouraged by Johnathan’s bragging. He too at that time realised that he didn’t have demon-blood but angel-blood in him. He also realised that it is possible for him and Clary again.
  4. Valentine’s not so glory ending. Yeap our bad guy is now dead. And he died in the hands of angel Raziel.  Ha! Heaven has eyes. Valentine thought that by summoning him, he could get his wish granted but angel Raziel exposed his lies and finished him off. Instead Clary got the wish instead and she wished for Jace. Ahh Jace was revived.

The ending was like a fairy-tale’s but still a nice ending. I mean after all they have been through they deserve a little peace don’t they?

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