Friday, April 17, 2009

Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pub. Date: March 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
560pp

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?

Finally, it’s come down to the battle of the century, who’s going to be the victor (Shadow Hunters or Downworlders or maybe both). This was a fantastic ending to a great series. This book has everything humor, action, romance, suspense. We finally get our question answered: So is Clary and Jace really brother and sister? Well, let me just say “my my my.” I won’t go into the details, you will have to find out for yourself. Cassandra introduces us to a new character that goes by the name of Sebastian, well who is this mystery guy and could he be the link to all puzzles? Oh! I have to mention Alec and Magnus, and I have to say, “I absolutely adore them”.

The writing and plot is exceptional. Cassandra Clare continues to surprise me with the plot twists. I was so enthralled, I had to know what was going to happen that I stayed up in the wee hours of the night to finish the book. I’m sad to see that this is the last installment to the Mortal Instrument Series, but we have more to look forward to with the Infernal Devices Series next year.

**EDIT - There will be a 4th book in this series City of Angels which is scheduled for release in 2011.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

35 comments :

  1. I agree with you on the 5/5. AMAZING book! (and series!)

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  2. I really liked this one too! I loved it waaay more than the previous two :D

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  3. I actually haven't read this yet, but after hearing all these great things about it, maybe I should check it out ;) Great review.

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  4. I've been wanting to red this. I'm a follower & I posted on my sidebar at http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  5. This is on my wishlist and I am a follower. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  6. It sounds great! Please enter me in the giveaway.
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

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  7. Cassandra Claire is amazing. Enter us & we're following!

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  8. Nice review! Cassandra's writing is awesome (I'm still on the first book), but I'd love to enter this! And I'm also following =D!

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail.com

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  9. I was *this* close to grabbing this one today when my husband walked up and said, "Don't you have 12 books sitting on the table to read still?" Psh. Whatever. Reading order can be changed whenever I darn well feel like! ;) Needless to say I didn't get it.

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  10. I have been reading good things about this one! Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a new follower.

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  11. thanks for the heads up on this giveaway. Please count me in... I'm a new follower too!

    I cannot wait to read this book!

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  12. I want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I still have to read the first novel in the series! Never got the chance to. ><

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  14. I really want to read this book! Can you please enter me in the 5 star book giveway.

    jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

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  15. I'd really like to read this one, it sounds great!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  16. Another author I have been following for a while now. Thanks for the good review, it helped me decide I really want to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  17. Awesome review. I need to read this series as well. I have the first one though, so I'd love to be entered for this so all I need is the second, and maybe i cna get them finished this summer. :)

    -Lauren

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  18. What a great review, I'm going to check this one out from the library.
    Can you please enter me in the giveaway
    Also--I am following your blog

    zoeyredbird9@gmail.com

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  19. I read "City of Bones" a little while ago and really enjoyed it. Now, I'm on the prowl for "City of Ashes". By the looks of this review, I better hurry up, so I can scoop of the third book as well.

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  20. This book looks really great! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    purplg8r@aol.com

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  21. I've read the first book and loved it! Can't wait to read the rest!

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  22. I would really like to finally finish this series! I've been on hold for this book since it came out and can't wait! I would love to win a copy for your giveaway!

    I am a follower already!

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  23. I would love to read this.

    Thanks

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  24. I can't wait to read this one! That was a great review and you left some teasers that make it sound even more interesting. I always enjoy when humor is added to the story too. Thanks for the great info. Please include me in the contest.

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  25. - I follow.
    - I've added this to my sidebar.
    http://www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  26. Great series. Can't wait to read this one. Oh, and I've become a follower
    My email is
    AngelaM@keplers.com

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  27. I would love nothing more than to win this book.I am a follower.
    ozairamahin@gmail.com

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  28. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thanks
    eg672(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. good review-please sign me up

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  30. I should probably read the first two books in this series if I win this one, eh?

    I followed, and here's my comment.

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  31. This really looks good. Definitely need to read the others...
    I'm already a follower. :D
    schriftstellarin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Oh, and blogged about the contest.
    :D

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  33. I'd love to own this-you don't even understand!! I am in love with Jace Wayland. Literally:) He's so funny, sarcastic, arrogant and hot! :-D please enter me, and awesome contest!
    addictedtobooks1993@yahoo.com

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  34. Agree TOTALLY. THIS was AMAZING. Just too good. Just like the 2 first part.

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