Tuesday 7 July 2009

City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

City of Glass - Cassandra Clare

Pages: 492
Publisher: Walker Books
Release Date: 6th July 2009

Other Titles in the Series: City of Bones, City of Ashes (joint review)

Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders - or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

City of Glass is a stunning end to a phenomenal trilogy. It has become my favourite series.

Wow, pretty much sums up how I feel about The Mortal Instruments trilogy. I’ve been trying to think of a clever, more articulate way to express how much I enjoyed City of Glass but I just can’t. I tried my best to savour this book and stretch it out for as long possible, but it was hard. I’m surprised I managed to make it last three days! When I wasn’t reading it, I remained consumed by the characters and the plot.

Cassandra Clare makes you feel every emotion possible in City of Glass. I laughed, I cried, and I even stopped breathing a couple of times! It’s a perfect ending. I loved how the characters weren’t compromised in order to achieve the ending that Cassandra Clare wanted. They stayed true to themselves throughout, which is what I think makes them so likeable and gives me the ability to care about them so much.

I raced through City of Bones and City of Ashes so Cassandra Clare’s descriptive skills really packed a punch for me whilst I was reading this. The way the demons were described in minute detail made me shudder and the images of Alicante completely captured my imagination. I really love her writing style and her use of imagery.

I cannot wait to read The Clockwork Princess, the first in Cassandra Clare’s prequel trilogy, The Infernal Devices, next year.



  1. I'm excited about Clockwork Princess as well!! Great review. :)

  2. Brilliant review! I've heard so many great things about this series.

  3. So glad you enjoyed it! I love this series too, it's amazing!!

  4. I hadn't heard of this series, but will definitely check it out now. Really liked your review! Love it when a good series ends well!


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