Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderrey
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
SPOILER ALERT in the summary if you haven’t read City of Ashes!!
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 new-found powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?
City of Glass is officially my favorite book of the series to date. It took me longer to read just so that I could savor every little teeny tiny detail I possibly could. And dude, were there a lot of details!
Let me start out by being ridiculously fan-girly. JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE JACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not get enough of him in this book. Did I mention I love Jace?
One of my favorite parts of the book (besides Jace) was the setting. The last two books in the series completely built up to City of Glass and it did not disappoint. Cassandra Clare does such an amazing job world building and making the reader feel like they are actually THERE with the characters.
And the continuous plot twists and turns… I’m not sure how much more my poor body can handle. Your heart will melt, break, tear, jump into your throat, sink to your stomach, and then cycle around all over again. That, my friends, is the sign of a phenomenal story!
I also loved the new characters that were introduced in the book. They really added another element and dimension to the overall story and I’m anxious to see how they develop and grow in the coming books.
You can bet that come April 5, I will be standing outside the bookstore anxiously waiting to get my paws on City of Fallen Angels!! This is probably the most anticipated book of the year for me and I can’t wait to see what happens next.