City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

Published on March 24, 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genres Young Adult, Fantasy, Supernatural

Pages 541

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City of Glass begins with Clary having to travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shawdowhunters in order to save her mother. She portals to the City of Glass, despite the fact that she does not have permission to enter and is traveling with Luke, a werewolf, and the punishment for breaking the Law could mean death. Once arriving, she learns that Jace does not want her there and Simon has been imprisoned by the Clave, as they are suspicious of his day walking abilities.  Clary begins to learn more about her families past and meets Sebastian, also a Shadowhunter and a cousin of the Penhallow family that the Lightwoods are staying with. Valentine once again proves to be trying to destroy the Clave and now that he has the Mortal Cup and Sword, all he needs is the Mirror, which is located somewhere within Idris and he will be able to basically do whatever he pleases. As things get more and more complicated, Jace and Clary must once again face Valentine, but to what end?

Obviously, if you haven’t read City of Bones or City of Ashes, City of Glass isn’t going to make a whole lot of sense you, as it is the 3rd book in The Mortal Instruments series. I have to admit, that so far I have really enjoyed City of Bones and City of Glass, but some reason City of Ashes wasn’t my favorite. I loved this book for two reasons; one everyone is finally in Idris, which we have heard so much about in the first two books and the second is we get to know Clary’s background and family better, as well as some of the other people who were a part of the Circle and have been mentioned in the past two books. There are other reasons who I loved this book, but I can not disclose them without including spoilers and I never include spoilers, even if it makes me reviews short and not very in depth. I felt like I got to know Alec and Jace better throughout this book as well. And City of Glass answered a lot of questions that I had in regards to Clary’s family and her past, as well as all the people mentioned in the first two books. When I finished this book, I finally felt like I understood what happened when Clary’s mom fled Idris. By the end of the book, almost every question I had was answered and my “theories” were proven or not. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series, as well as Lady Midnight and the Infernal Devices series. I will say it again; if you have not yet read The Mortal Instruments series, I highly recommend that you do so immediately! Happy reading!

 

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