Wednesday, November 27, 2013

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments series, book number three City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. The country named Idris, home of Shadowhunters. The City of Glass, known as Alicante is where the families live and the where the Clave is. Clary needs to travel to Alicante to find a cure to save her mother. The plan is that she will travel to Alicante with her brother Jace and the Lightwoods. Her brother Jace has different plan, his plan is for Clary to stay in New York with her best friend Simon. Jace had his plan worked out the portal was open and ready to travel to Alicante, until there’s a near death situation between the Lightwoods, Jace and Simon. The situation causes them to go through the portal with Simon. This is highly illegal, since Simon isn’t a shadowhunter, or a warlock. He is a vampire, not just any vampire a daylighter. He can be outside in the middle of the day without the sun scorching him to death. When Clary finds out that they have traveled to Alicante without her she’s furious and she’s determined to find a way to Alicante on her own. While in Alicante Jace has no idea of Clary’s plan. In Alicante Clary meets other shadowhunters, and goes to find her brother. The evil mastermind Valentine, the father of Jace and Clary plans to destroy the race of shadowhunters.

During this book Clare put so much detail into this book its beyond belief, example: “A strange smell drifted up through the opening; dank; musty with a weird metallic ting that sent her nerves on edge” (196). Her style of writing is different in a cool, collective way. Not only is this book very detailed it’s thrilling, and suspenseful keeps you longing for more and curious about what will happen an example:“ Her first thought was that the portal had faded beyond repairing, and that she was stuck in the whirling black in-between place” (476). The people that will connect with this book, yet this series the most is, the people who love action, suspense, creatures/ demons from another world, and don’t forget the downworlders and warlocks, basically anything in that region. My thoughts about the book were that it left me wanting to read more and I want find out what happens next. While you read this book your brain feels like you've entered a whole new world.


Clare, Cassandra. City of Glass. New York: Margaret K. McElderry, 2010. Print.

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