Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare



Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 541
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3

Disclaimer: This review wil contain spoilers for the previous two book of The Mortal Instruments series.




When this book came out, it was the last book of the series. The second trilogy hadn’t been planned and that’s why I’m gonna review the book as the end to the series.

This book is basically the team trying to stop Valentine, who now has two mortal instruments, before he does whatever it is that he has panned and before he kills them. And that takes them the capital of Idris, Alicante.

Now the fact that I’m reviewing this as a series conclusion actually works in the book’s favour. We all know series’ endings are hard, there’s almost always some disappointment. But this book pulls it off pretty freaking well and I’m very happy with it.

The characters have come a long way from who they were, especially Simon, who is now awesome. But the others as well. I already loved Jace very much (though he needs to stop being mean to Alec), Alec is such a lovable guy, Izzy is awesome and Luke is my favourite adult person. Clary annoyed me very much, but after Luke yelled at her and Jace yelled at her and Izzy yelled at her (Clary got yelled at a lot in this book), I felt better. And in the end I realized that she just needs to glow up. She’ll get there, eventually.

The plot was great and the pace was as well. The finale was epic. The book was, as usual, funny as well and very entertaining and was overall, satisfying.

There was a lot angst in the book though, and the revelation that came after could’ve come earlier. I just didn’t see the point in so much drama. The plot was strong, there’s was no need to add the unnecessary angst. It’s not like the author was relying on it to keep the book interesting. In fact, it would’ve been better off minus an overdose of teen angst.

But as a while, this was a very good book and, had it really been the end of the series, I would not have been disappointed.


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