Friday, January 8, 2010

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare



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
Rating: 5/5
Strongly Recomended

***Spoiler Alert***
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

7 comments:

pirate penguin said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! Strands is so worth it! A lot of books there are in great condition and they're at half price! I've been wanting to read Perfect Chemistry for a while and when I saw it sitting there at B&N... well, I wanted it so I bought it, lol. As for ARCS, it stands for Advanced Readers Copies. Those are the unedited versions of novels. (so there are grammatical errors and such. They're proofs basically) Us bloggers looooove ARCS, haha. You can also check out The Story Siren's post about ARCS. She made a really great, informative post about them. :)

pirate penguin said...

Now I shall comment on your review... I read City of Bones last year and absolutely loved it! (along with Jace....he was nice ;D) I have to read the rest of this series now that you explained how amazing the last book was. I need to see how amazing it is! x) You know there's going to be a fourth book out??

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

I've heard so many great things about this series and your review is really making me want to read it, hehe!

Brianne said...

This is why I write on this blog! To spread the word about good books. :)

Jennifer G. said...

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. ;)

I've felt that way many times. I bet we all have. :-) I'm glad you had an awesome start for 2010!

RaĆ­la said...

Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya... I can't read it yet, sorry. I'm still stuck on City of Bones. Already thinking I'll love it! :)

IanIan said...

Nice review. And this one sounds like a MUSTREAD :)) Although I have to say I HATE the cover. Will read it :x Thanks for the review.