Sunday, March 29, 2009

Book Review: 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 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?

What i thought: This novel is done so wonderfully and there is no possible way Cassandra could have done better.

Not that i will deny how scary it is when you get to the final book in a series or trilogy that you particularly care about--and the Mortal Instruments series i care about, believe me.

Its pretty tricky for the author to wrap things up in a way that has great word fluency, is completely and utterly steady with the themes and characters of the books that precede it, meets their high ratingsand is still an excepsionally enjoyable to read. I've yet to read a final book in a series or trilogy that somehow manages to do all of those things. Amazingly, City of Glass did. The entire novel, and the way it was approached, is absolutely fantastic, and is in no way comparable to that in another series.

The entire plot is so creative and unique that i cannot even THINK of another book similar to it in the least.

The final novel in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Glass will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and holding onto every last word.

PS: I know this review was Scrumdidilyumptious


POSTED BY Leah:)

4 comments:

NotNessie said...

Great review, thanks. I'm really looking forward to reading this series.

Storyheart said...

This lks like one I must read

Barry

Leah:) said...

Thanks NotNessie! Barry, you will love them! they are all fantastic and just get even better the further you read!

Leah:)

prophecygirl said...

I'm half way through this, and wow is it amazing!

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