Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #3
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Published: March 24, 2009
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 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?
I am trying so so hard to make this a spoiler free review because I was spoiled before I read it and I think it is so much better to discover something on your own rather than someone else telling you about it. Anyways, wow, this book. This book was thrilling from the beginning to the end. When you thought something was going to happen, it didn’t and something completely different happens. When you think all hope is lost, everything turns around.
My one complaint about this book is that the series could have been ended after this book. I guess that isn’t really a complaint about this specific book but oh well. The entire book this was pretty much me:
This is such a powerful read. The last half of the book I couldn’t believe what was happening. I didn’t want to believe it. This book was outstanding.
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Goodreads 2017: 81/100