Thursday, 19 April 2012

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

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars!! <3
Buy: Amazon, Book Depository

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Opinion:
I finally got my hands on this book! Was that eager to read what happens to Clary and Jace! So here goes...

In the third book of the series, Clary embarked on a journey to Glass City to find a cure for her mother's coma. She was left behind by Jace, who purposely told her the wrong time for the meeting and she ended up creating a portal and entering it together with Luke, thereby breaking the Law there. Lucky for her, he managed to save her from drowning in Lake Lyn but the cursed water made her ill and she was taken by Luke to his sister Amatis. A lot of things happened in the Glass City. She managed to retrieve the spell book as per Magnus's request but then, the wards protecting the Glass City from demons was broken and all hell break loose... Will Clary be able save her mother and also to convince everyone (Shadowhunters, Faeries, Vampires, Werewolves) to work together against their common enemy? Will Valentine be able to find the last Mortal Instrument and call upon the Angel and the purification of the shadowhunter race?

Frankly speaking, I love The Mortal Instruments series and the world Cassandra Clare creates. There are many scenes which made me smile and chuckle and the author never fail to amaze me with her world. It's great to see that Clary is still strong and courageous in this book. Oh yes! Now I get the answers to Clary and Jace. I'm relieved! Phew! The ending was great and it totally satisfied me. I'm glad that the author decides to continue with the series even though it was originally meant to be a trilogy. I'm craving for MORE!

A MUST READ if you haven't read the series yet.

5/5 Stars for City of Glass.

- “So it's true. You can walk in sunlight. I thought perhaps it might have worn off."
"If I feel the urge to burst into flames, I'll let you know.”

- “Malachi scowled. "I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane."
"They didn't," Magnus said. "Your wards are down."
"Really?" the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. "I hadn't noticed."
Magnus looked concerned. "That's terrible. Someone should have told you." He glanced at Luke. "Tell him the wards are down.”

- “Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?"
"No" Simon said, "If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.


  1. Ooh!! You really like this series don't you? Is it really good?

    1. I'm hooked by the storyline and the world in the book. <3 This is meant to be a trilogy but the 5th book is coming out soon which is good news to me. More Jace and Clary! <3