Tuesday, January 5, 2010

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 87/100
Grade- B

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 her best friend, 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?
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The third book to The Mortal Instruments Series definitely lived up to my expectations. For some reason the book made me feel all cozy inside knowing that the Downworlders and Shadowhunters were working togther against Valentine.

But that is just about all the cozy there was. Just like in City of Ashes there is a lot of betrayal. To this day I pretty much hate the Clave. They seem totally power crazy and think they know how to handle everything by torturing people and putting them in jail. I mean poor Simon. He didn't even want to go to the City of Glass, and now is being punished for what he can not control. Another not about Simon, I'm glad he wasn't as whiny about Clary in this book. It was becoming a bit annoying.

There was just so much information and action packed into this book I couldn't stop reading. I can't tell you much more because I might spoil some surprises and false identities....but I really liked this book. The ending was very well done and made sense. You know why everything happened and why. It was nice to get some sort of explanation to our unanswered questions. If you haven't checked out these books yet, you should!

-Amanda

2 comments:

Becky said...

Awesome series. Awesome review. Jace is so addictive to read about.

prophecygirl said...

The Mortal Instruments is without a doubt one of the best series ever. I loved the whole trilogy, but CoG was by far my favourite. I'm glad you enjoyed it!