City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
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 her best friend, 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 feel like I’ve been struggling to get through the TMI series (I won’t like I started the next book in the series and I’ve given up). But this one was quite entertaining.
Still not loving the whole Jace/Clary thing even though it got a bit more cleared up during this book, and oh my god poor Simon! I feel so bad for the guy! I have to say though, this book series is most definitely something that missed me. I think I would’ve much more enjoyed the series if I were younger. But I have to admit, I’m strugglin’ folks.
So I think the plot was a bit more engaging in this book than the last two. And I really enjoyed how this was all written especially the back story of Jace and Valentine. I did enjoy seeing Alicante. It was a new perspective on the series and I did enjoy it.
The reveal of the true villain in this book came a bit anti-climactic for me because I could slowly piece everything together towards the end. But I felt soooooo bad for the Lightwoods. I didn’t see that coming and I felt really bad about it because I was hoping to see that character grow into being a shadowhunter and totally saw him as being a bad ass later in the series but THAT WON’T EVER HAPPEN ):
Any way, I loved seeing Alec and Magnus finally open with their relationship and I totally love them together so that was another plus, and Clary growing into her powers and really figuring out how strong she really is and the power she wields is really cool. But I don’t think I can keep going with this series unfortunately. I’ve given it a good few really hard tries, and the fourth book really just makes me not want to continue with TMI but I’ve been told that TID series is a great trilogy to try, so I might stay in the world and give The Infernal Devices a shot.