City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

3777732City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Released Date: March 24, 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 541
Source: Personal Copy

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?
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.
City of Glass is an unstoppable, dazzlingly riveting and ultimately satisfying read.
This is definitely one of my favorite books in this epicsauce series! I read this for 3 days while I was on a super short vacation in our province. I know I could’ve finished this book much much early if only the bus that we were on would just turn on the light during the night.
Moving on, I can finally say now that Cassandra Clare is one of my all-time favorite authors. She’s such an amazing story-teller and fantastic world-builder! My most anticipated part of this book was getting into Idris, ever since I read all about it on the first book, City of Bones, I’ve always wondered what exactly it looked or wondered how Cassandra will bring it to life and Cassandra’s fascinating writing successfully bewitched me!
And the plot was just astonishing and utterly psychedelic! The adventure, action, romance, all that raging emotions and the twists that I definitely did not see coming was downright mind-boggling. Wow! However, I was actually expecting that battle scenes to be one of the main spotlights of the story but nevertheless I extremely love how the everything turned out.
I’m giving this a strong 5 out of 5 stars because this book completely blew me away and makes me want to wish that I live in the same exciting world as Clary have. I cannot wait for City of Fallen Angels, the fourth installment from The Mortal Instruments series! It’ll be out on April 5th! 🙂
Also, I’ve read the first chapter of Clockwork Angel which is the first book in the prequel series of TMI, I need to get my hands on that!


  1. Precious

    March 19, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Great review, Mia! Awesome! I knew you'd love it! 🙂 Go read Clockwork now. You'll like Jem and Will. I did!

  2. Mia

    March 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Thanks, Precious! Yeah, I know I'll enjoy Clockwork as well! xD

  3. Talia Jager

    March 20, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Hi. I'm a new follower. I loved all of the books in the Mortal Instruments series and can't wait until the new one comes out! Great review!

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