Hello everybody! So, recently I finally finished City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and I have to tell all of you….. I loved it. It was so heartbreaking and treacherous but also so lovely. i will be reading City of Fallen angels sometime soon but for now, I’m just going to leave myself with putting up this review. People have told me that I shouldn’t continue reading this series but instead go and read The Infernal Devices. Well, I’m still contemplating what to do. I’ve been told that City of Lost Souls is filled with Infernal Devices spoilers. But, people have also told me that I’ll be fine reading through the whole series before moving on to The Infernal Devices. And even, Shadowhunters (TV show) has already mentioned/spoiled parts of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. So, comment to let me know if I should finish The Mortal Instruments first or pause and read The Infernal Devices. Now, without further ado, let’s dive into this review.
Title: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published Date: March 24, 2009
4.5/ 5 stars
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.
My Review (Spoiler warning):
I absolutely fell in love with this book. It was amazing and left me feeling every kind of emotion out there. City of Glass is one of those books that you fall deeply in love with. You get immersed into the worlds of Cassie Clare and can’t get out. They’re filled with beautiful writing styles that create stories about Shadowhunters and Downworlders; fair folk and beyond.
In my opinion, the best part of the whole book was the ending. It wasn’t one of those endings that leave you with a happily ever after. It was traumatic and malevolent. Evil turned to death and good turned to death. Hundreds to thousands of Shadowhunters and Downworlders died in the Mortal War. All for one reason. To kill Valentine. They all united together and risked their lives to kill the evil mastermind. And they succeeded. But, the evil isn’t entirely gone. Sebastian (Jonathan) is still alive and with demon blood in his veins, he’s going to come back and kill everyone, I just know it.
This book let me live in more perspectives than the other books. I got to learn how both Isabelle and Alec deal with tough situations. But, this book was harder than the others to read (for me). I really did not enjoy reading Jace’s POV and I hated how Cassie killed off little Max. But, I still really enjoyed it.
The Mortal Instruments is one of the world’s top bestselling series and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Be sure to go and grab a copy of book 1, City of Bones and immerse yourself in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders.