12.05.2010

Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and Book Blogger Hop

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing 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 Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters 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?  Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine.


 
The redundancy of the second book in the series is left behind completely with this book. I loved it. Lots of fights, lots of yelling, lots of kissing, lots of crying, some laughing, it all makes for a good read. It took off right away at the begining, and didn't slow down until the end. It was shocking and brilliant. There was a new setting, colorful and new and interesting. Nicely crafted. There were a lot of things that kept me on the edge of my seat. We get to see new sides of all the familiar characters, and we get to meet some completely new ones. There were parts where I laughed out loud, parts where I almost had to close the book, parts that shocked me, and parts that made me cry. It was excellent!

I think it's a great end to the series, but apparently there will be a few more books. The first three will be hard to top!



Book Blogger Hop (If you don't know what that is, head on over to http://www.crazy-for-books.com/):

This week's question comes from Marce who blogs at Tea Time With Marce:


"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"

Hmm, I'm not really sure. I guess there was Sleepless, but I'm not sure how many people actually really enjoyed that book. Most of the reviews I read were pretty similar to mine. I just posted my review. I said I didn't like the book then explained why.
 
Thanks for reading and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

2 comments:

  1. Hey Amanda, Congradulations! You've received the Versatile Award!

    Please check out my post about this at:

    http://lulu-bookaddict.blogspot.com/2010/12/award.html

    Congrats from Lulu at The Book Addict!

    -Lulu ;D

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