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 her best friend, 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 Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters 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 The Mortal Instruments. (Source: http://books.simonandschuster.com)
Cassandra Claire really finds a nice way to end the trilogy. The stakes are higher, the evils are much more threatening but what I like the most was the fact that Claire wasn’t afraid to kill characters.
I was horribly sad when this one character died, I won’t name the character because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone. But City of Glass hosts a war and some had to die. Other series tend to manage to keep everyone important alive and simply kill of those characters that the reader only knew by name. Some *cough*Deathly Hallows*cough* manage to have a full scale massacre killing off all the interesting characters.
What I like most of this one, better than City of Ashes and City of Bones is that each characters (especially the new ones that are introduced) are much more 3D. They al have depth and their own individual motives. The older generation too is more fleshed out and I start liking more and more characters and though Clary still annoys me I want her to be triumphant. Besides that, Valentine really does fascinate me, how he can be ever so conniving and just pure evil, a power megalomaniac.
Cassandra Claire neatly ties off all the lose ends yet still leaves the future of the characters a happy unknown, makes a statement about homophobia and prejudices and gives us such a lovely happy ending. An ending that will surely make you go ‘awww’. It’s a melodrama in a fantasy world. As a side note, I love Magnus and I want to live in Alicante!
The whole series has been an easy to read guilty pleasure. City of Glass matures from books one and two and the author is just getting better book after book. To put it simply, this whole series is must read!
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