Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass By Cassandra Clare

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 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 new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost? (Synopsis provided by Goodreads)

City of Glass is the 3rd instalment of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. City of Glass has to be my favourite of the three books. City of Glass contains twists and turns that I absolutely loved. I'm not sure for the others out there who have read this, but I didn't expect anything. For those of you who haven't read it yet, you will know what I'm talking about when you read it ;) It is really remarkable at how each character in this book have developed as a fictional person. Almost as like if they were actual people. That's how good Clare has written them. 

Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, and Alec have grown up in such a short amount of time (they had to). You can definitely see the maturity level rise in each character and it gave me that tingly sensation of proudness. I was very shocked at how Simon matured! Maybe it was the vampire in him? I'm not sure, but at the end of the book you can tell he has learned to accept life, and his childish ways have ceased. I loved how he accepts Clary's relationship with Jace, unlike in City of Bones. City of Glass has to be my favourite book from the first three books. 

I am now excited to read City of Fallen Angels! I'm already wondering what adventures wait them, and I think I kind of know who is behind it...For those of you who have not  yet picked up this series, or is seeking out a series to read, do give Mortal Instruments a try! Especially if you love YA mixed with a bit of Paranormal adventure/Fantasy. 


Lindsay said...

I absolutely agree! This is one of the BEST YA series available. I'm so glad you're enjoying them =)

Alison said...

Great first post!
I love this series. I agree that Simon really grows up. In many ways, he's the most interesting character...even though I love Jace. I like how Simon's role keeps growing.

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