City of Glass

City of Glass

by Cassandra Clare

SYNOPSIS:

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.

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3.5
Book #3 in Series
As long as I can still dream, I will dream of you.

NOTE: To keep the review spoiler free I had to take down some parts of it. Go to my goodreads review page to view the full review.

I liked this book better than the second one, but the first book is still my favorite in this series.
Anyways I did enjoy this one.. it kept me reading until late at night, not wanting to put it down, even if I didn’t like some things about it. There is something about this series that makes me want to read more, and more even though it doesn’t get better.. “guilty pleasure” is still a good definition for what I feel.

This is probably not the way to start my review, but I will tell you what I didn’t like in the second book (as the problem persists in this one too).
To define it in one word I would say: ‘convenient’.
Because everything that happened was too convenient for the characters. Clary’s talent on drawing new runes, Jace jumping around, Simon dying and coming back to life (I tell you this, I was about to kill him myself for good, if he didn’t stop doing this – just choose already, do you want to die or do you want to live?). Even the villain was conveniently evil.. And also he was conveniently in the same place as our heroes (wherever they went, there he was – come ooon! give me a break!)

Now back to the third book, the brother and sister thing started to get on my nerves badly.

First:
Ok, I get that it is possible for some people to fall in love with their siblings (I don’t agree with this situation, but I could see it happen: you fall in love with someone and then you find out that you shouldn’t … and what do you do with your feelings then, how do you fall out of love?). (spoiler removed – read full review here)

In other situation I would have understood it perfectly, the problem is that I never felt their love was real.
So why did everyone know that they were in love with each other if I didn’t know it? (and I was there, listening to their thoughts all the time).
I remember them liking each other in the first book and kissing one night – but they didn’t get anywhere from that point just because they like to make their life miserable, and then they found out they were brother and sister and boom! they were deeply in love… Oh, really? /:)

Second: (spoiler removed – read full review here)

Anyways I like the fact that there was plenty of action going on. Some more discoveries, some new secrets they all had – unlike the second book, this one seemed to ‘flow’ smoothly. I still have some problem with the conversations between the characters (which were sometimes unrealistic), but I got to know them better and like them a lot more. I will definitely read the next one.

“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”

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