Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Review of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Book three of the Mortal Instruments story is full of unexpected (but not undesirable) twists and turns and while I sort of had one of the big plots twists figured out, the way that events actually unfolded was SO worth the read. You're gonna enjoy it, I promise.
In City of Glass Clary makes her way to Alicante, the ancestral home and capitol city of the Shadowhunters, where she learns more about her family's past and the (sometimes dark) secrets they've kept, the decisions her father made that we are only just now seeing the effects of, and discovers a way to save her mother, Joceline.
Clary is still far too impulsive, always running headlong into danger without taking even half of a second to consider who might be hurt by her decisions. This is one of the traits I don't like about Clary but I would like to think that her heart is in the right place. When she isn't thinking about herself, nearly all of her choices are driven by her desire to help those she cares about.
I feel that Cassandra Clare is far more brilliant an author than I was expecting or originally thought. As the series continues, things we heard about in book one are finally being explained even as new questions and mysteries are unfolding. She is really quite good at both world-building and continuing the Mortal Instruments story through many books. If you stop reading, or try to skip forward a few pages, I can guarantee you will miss out on a great story-line and vital information.