Title: City of Glass.
Author: Cassandra Clare.
Published: March 24th 2009.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 1416914307 (ISBN13: 9781416914303)
Sort: Part three of ‘The mortal instruments.’
Review part 1: City of Bones.
Review part 2: City of Ashes.
Challenge(s): Paranormal (vampires) & Bingo.
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?
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Clary is now searching for wizard Ragnor Fell, because he is the one to bring her mother back from her coma. She must travel to City of Glass, home of the Shadowhunters, but Jace finds it much too dangerous for her. He tricks her, but Clary is determined to find the wizard and she makes her own portal into the city.
Valentine has made his army of Demons and he breaks into the city; demons flood through the streets and there is death and chaos everywhere. He gives the Clave a choice. They must support him and his war against the Downworlders or he will return with a bigger army to destroy each and everyone of them. Clary isn’t planning to give up and she wants to use the Downworlders in this battle. In the mean time, Jace is on his own mission. He is trying to find Valentine’s hiding place, so he can kill him. Can they win this war before it is too late?
While I liked the plot (even when it was very predictable) and the action, I started to get really annoyed by Clary and her stupid behavior. She is acting like a spoiled brat, she is making dumb decisions and she isn’t capable of thinking clear. I’m not sure what has gotten into her, but I couldn’t stand her! She throws herself into these dangerous situations and I wanted to slap her in the face multiple times. I liked Valentine as the villain, I only wished that he appeared sooner in the story, because I got a little bored sometimes. It was because of that endless dragging about the sister/brother relation between Clary and Jace. Just get over it already. Tell me what is going on and continue with the real story.
I’m not sure if I’m going to read the other books. I’m very satisfied with this ending and I’m afraid that the other books are just a waste of time. For now, I think I will say goodbye to these characters and who knows, I might pick up the other book someday.
“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.”