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Really Ravishing Review (City of Glass)

literati_rain66 Monday, August 23, 2010 ,
Review of City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare.

Quickie: Best one yet!

Full: Caution, SPOILERS from City of Bones and City of Ashes!! (There was just no avoiding it, sorry)
City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)

 City of Glass picks up right where City of Ashes left off. Clary has gotten a clue as to how to pull her mother out of her spell-induced coma at the end of City of Ashes. She must travel to Idris, the Shadowhunter city and find a warlock named Ragnor Fell. Only then can she hope to save her mother. Jace, of course, has other ideas and strongly opposes Clary going to Idris. He tries to get Simon to dissuade Clary from going, and in the process accidentally brings Simon to Idris through the portal. Chaos! Oh no! What reason could the son of Valentine have had for bringing a Downworlder into the sacred Idris?! Upset! Intrigue! Mistrust!

Clary must unravel the mystery surrounding her mother, herself, Jace, and Valentine- and fast- in order to save her mother and the entire Shadowhunter race.

It's hard to give this book the credit it deserves without revealing major spoilers, but rest assured, it was great. For sure my favorite so far in the series. Lots of great action, twists, and mystery.

And finally, an end to the wacko love triangle! I have high hopes for all three of them, in their respective relationship endeavors. All ye who hated the ending of City of Bones, have no fear. Everything ends up okay, not in the way you expect, but okay nonetheless.

I'm greatly anticipating the next installments in the series. City of Glass would have been a nice and satisfactory ending, sure, but there was a very obvious (at least I thought so) plot thread that had awesome potential. Can't wait to see what happens!

4 out of 5 stars,


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