For my sixteenth birthday, my dad went out and bought me City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Well, that was back in November. I wanted to save it and read it as the first book I read for 2010. I’m both glad and upset that I did this. Glad, because I started the year off with an amazing read. Upset, because anything I read after this will not be able to compare. My whole year may just be ruined by failure to read another book that is as amazing as this one. Yes, yes… I’m being over dramatic, I know. ;)
Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Number of Pages: 541
Summery: (www.borders.com) In the final installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling Mortal Instruments trilogy, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters, to save her mother's life. Never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death.
Review:The writing, if you don’t already know, is amazing. Cassandra Clare has a talent. And of all the books in The Mortal Instruments series, I believe her talent shines brightest in City of Glass. How detailed she is in her writing is extraordinary. I had vivid images of everything that went on. Anywhere from the violent fight scenes, to the simple gatherings of the main characters.
One thing that truly makes this series special (aside from the kick-ass Shadowhunters killing demons and such) is the relationship between Clary and Jace. It’s hard to explain, really. They are both so set in their ways; mostly because they have been through more than most people in their eighties have. Even so, they are both able to grow and become stronger through each other. Not even adding the insane chemistry between them. What I truly loved was the last night they thought they had with each other. In complete honesty with one another, they found comfort. So simple and so innocent. Finally, I find a fictional relationship that I can realistically want.
The ending of this series… Well, like everything else about the books, it was amazing and definitely satisfying. I’d like to think that peace between enemy’s can be made possible. And in the Mortal Instruments series, it was accomplished. Everyone had a happy ending. Well, everyone who deserved a happy ending got one. ;)
I tried my best to keep from spoiling too much of the book. I just went over my highlights. But if you have not read this book, or any of the previous Mortal Instruments books, then I strongly recommend that you do. I promise, you won’t regret it.
First book read in 2010