Monday, September 06, 2010

Review #28: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry
Genre:
Fiction/Fantasy/YA
Release Date: March 24th 2009
Pages: 541
(Hardcover)
Source: Bought
★★★★★
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 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?
City of Glass was a roller coaster of awesomeness the whole time I was reading it. Clare's writing did not disappoint me, it keeps fantastic; even though we do not have the point of view of one of her characters, she manages to put us realisticaly into them. The story did not get boring at any moment at all: questions after questions were being answered and this did not let you stop turning the pages of this amazing book.

Sometimes it is possible to guess right what is going to happening, sometimes you are completely surprised. So there is a balance that did not let me love it less, especially because we get to know more Simon, Luke Magnus and Alec, as well as we meet new-super-important characters when we are headed to Idris, an incredibly described place where everything began for the Shadowhunters.

At the end I was satisfied, but waiting for more, like there was something left. That said, I hope it does not take so long until I can finally read City of Fallen Angels. Also, City of Glass put me in a surprising and exciting mood to read its companion novel, Clockwork Angel.

12 comments:

  1. First of all: WOW, the new layout is great, and that headbanner is amazing!!!! Congratz!!!

    Now, I tell you that after City of Glass it's quite hard to find another book that will please you as much as that one did... I hope Clockwork Angel does!!!!
    Starting it today!!! HURRAY!!!!
    Great review! =)

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  2. Great review! I loved this book, too. It was so much fun to read. I can't wait to read Clockwork Angel to see if it has the same kind of energy.

    By the way, I am here from CEP.

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  3. For some odd reason, I never read this one. But I'll definitely have to now! Great review :)

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  4. Love the review!I am interest in read this book,I will buiy it as soon as I can.
    Congratulations for the new layout it is amazing!

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  5. City Of Glass is AWESOME!
    Everytime I read this book I feel quite empty at the end. Then I get City Of Bones to start all over again. LOL
    Im dying to read City Of Fallen Angels but I think I could have a great time with Clockwork Angel until CoFA's release.

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  6. Amazing review! I love anything Cassandra Clare writes. The Mortal Instruments is one of my fave series, glad you're enjoy the books!

    I'm commenting from the Comment Exchange Program. :)

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  7. I just finished Clockwork Angel, and while I don't think it's QUITE as good as the Mortal Instruments, it is still amazing!!!!!

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  8. You are right---this book is a roller coaster of awesomeness but the ending felt rushed for me. I needed more---more love, more happiness! Hoping we get it in COFA!

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  9. In fact, I just finished City of Bones and all I can think is: What took me so long to start reading Mortal Instruments?
    I'm totally hooked with TMI!

    And the covers? Gorgeous!

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  10. I'll comment in English, because everybody is commenting in English. haha Well, Mortal Instruments is on my wishlist a long time ago! I wanna read so badly. I'm just waiting to have money to buy in portuguese. I confess: I don't read your review! But for a good reason: I don't wanna hear/read any spoiler. So, when I read City Of Bones and City of Ashes (ohow, good luck for me!), I'll return for comment about. haha And I loved the new layout! Awesome books covers!

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  11. Excellent review! I loved this book so so so much! I was sad I didn't love Clockwork Angel as much haha :)

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  12. This series is one of my most favorite! I love that I could guess most of what was going to happen while still being on my edge of my seat just in case I was wrong... So well-written and captivating.

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