Book Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis 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 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?

My review:

“Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously.
“Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.”

I have to admit, everything really is about Jace. This book, this series, would really be nothing without him. All throughout the book, I was buried in possibilities, trying to figure out Jace’s “deal”. I won’t say anything else about that though. Most of you have already read these books, so there’s nothing I could add here that you wouldn’t already know. And for those of you who haven’t read these books yet, I would suggest reading The Infernal Devices first. I am also pleasantly surprised at the improvement (of characters, plot, conflict, etc.) in this book compared to the one prior. If this series were to have remained a trilogy, this would have been a great ending.

★★★★ (4 stars) for reminding me why I didn’t stop reading after the first book.

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