Book: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
From Goodreads: 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?
Cassandra Clare creates a fantasy world that sucks a reader in from the first page to the last page. Her writing, much like her story line, are magical. I had a hard time putting down this book because I just had to know what happend next. The writing keeps you on your toes and you never know which way the story is going to turn. Clare has the type of writing that makes a reader react to it. It is impossible to read this book without screaming or cheering for the characters.
Speaking of the characters Clary was typical Clary. She was the headstrong heroine who didn't just sit on her butt waiting for things to happen...she makes them happen. If she can't see a way around a conflict, she will create one. I loved that she stood up for what she believed in. She fought the fight the only way she knew how regardless of her lack of training.
Jace really stood out for me in this novel. His journey through his self discovery was hauntingly beautiful. This book really focuses on Jace as a person and the emotional struggles he has to deal with his father, who he is as a person, and of course with Clary.
This action packed, beautiful, emotional, breath-taking novel is the perfect third installment to the series.
Overall I'd give this book ★★★★★