Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: City of Glass


Goodreads: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing 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 Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters 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.

Review: Third book in the seris/trilogy (since that's what it was originally) I was expecitng a lot. This was the book where the third Mortal Instrument was to be found. Where we find out if Clary and Jace can be together. Is valentine going to die?! To teh point, the book kinda met my expectations.

First, the plot. First, it was finding Ragnor Fell to wake up Jocelyn and fight Valentine. Then there were a billion subplots. Getting to the city, finding Fell, finding the Book of White, getting Simon out of jail, is Jace going to be like Valentine, etc. It was somewhat overwhelming, but I got through it. Eventually all of it came to a point that it made sense. Clary and her mom's reunion wasn't pretty. Sure, Jocelyn was shocked to see her daughter in hunting gear, but then Clary ripped into her about lying to her and taking her memory and not telling her about her brother, Jace. I was kinda shocked at that, but then again I was expecitng it. The scene is my favorite out of the book. Well, not my favorite favorite, just one of them.

The Sebastian thing was evil and genius. If I wanted to get in to Idris, I'd do what he did too. And who he acutlaly is---OMG! And it kinda sucks with his personality, being jealous in all of what Jace tells him about his father. He's mean that's for sure.

Clary is very implusive in this book.
1: she created a portal to Idris.
2: she left Amartis's house without thinking of the consequences.
3: she brings jace back from the dead (oops)
4: and many more things I can't remember.
As much as all her impluses made the book intersting, creating new twists and turns and story lines, I thought she was stupid.

The romance was okay. A few steamy scenes between Jace and Clary, but that was it. It was okay, since they thought of each other as brother and sister throughtout most of the book, but still, there could have been more tension and a bit of sneaky glances or something! The ending scene was fine though.

Simon, Isabelle, and Maia. What a love triangle! Vampire, Shadowhunter, and a Werewolf. And instead of two guys it's two girls! There was a lot of flirting with Maia and a semi-steamy with Izzy. Ooh, not sure who I want to win. I'm kinda going for Izzy. :)

Magnus and Alex. I knew they were going to get together by a post Cass posted on her tumblr, but I didnt' know Magnus's favors without charge were his way of showing Alex he cared. I just thorught he liked them all. Alex just kept everything kinda bottled up until the end. And then I read a deleted scene of their first kiss, OMG!

The end was amzing. Big battle scene. Karma came and bit Valentine in teh butt, and he got smoked by the Angel Raziel. Haha! Then the big party with all the happy ending, *sigh. :D It was good.

Future: City of Fallen Angels

Quotes: Nah, none today.

Cover & Ending:

*Grandma got me this. :D

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  1. I adore this series. I thought this was the strongest book of the 4 (haven't read the newest one yet). I loved the ending. Especially how Valentine died. Sad yet satisfying.

  2. I swear, one of these days I will start this series! I know I'm going to kick myself for not starting it sooner.