Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments (#3)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: Ultimate Katie Star
Source: I own a copy.
So I actually got bullied into reading this book by a friend. She said I needed to carry on with the series so that I'd be in time to read City of Heavenly Fire. So I very nicely agreed with her.
In honesty, I did also want to carry on with the series as I am enjoying it SO much!
Cassy Clare's writing just appeals to me so much. I feel like she is writing just for me. I connect with it so much, and the words just flow seamlessly across the pages. The story is woven into my mind, and that is what I love about her. She feeds me everything I want and need. This is why Cassandra is a favourite author of mine. She never ceases to disappoint.
In this instalment, I found there to be a lot more action, and things going on. There was always something happening, which I enjoyed so much. I was kept on edge, and I always wanted to find out more.
The beginning of the book fired straight into the story, and I was like "Yes, Cassandra Clare! YES!".
All the main characters return in this packed-out adventure. We even meet some new ones, and lose some.
Clary is a good female character. Although at times she may jump head-first into situations, it's because she fights with her heart, and won't stop at nothing.
Jace is just one of those perfect book boyfriends. He is a bad boy in a way; with that sort of cool swag. He has such attitude, but he's funny in his witty ways. His feelings for Clary are so adorable. It's like he is a teddy bear underneath.
I really love Simon. He is just so funny!
I also love Magnus Bane as he is also hilarious.
I liked that we got to see a lot more of Alec and especially Isabella in this novel.
It's nice to see some character development. I just found that fascinating.
Although there were times in the story when it did seem a little cheesy, I did enjoy it.
As the story is written in second person, it is sometimes hard to focus on some characters, but Clare had a great way of showing what all characters were up to by always rotating throughout the entire book.
I also want to point out the cover to the book. I absolutely love the cover designs to the series, and the fantastic thing is that all the covers match! That is a good thing as all book lovers (like me) won't get annoyed with cover changes.
The ending to this book was cute and fluffy. It did finish in a perfect way. I know this was partly due to Cassandra Clare originally planning on completing the series here, until she decided not long after to continue it on.
I adore this series so much, and will always be a fan of it. I can't wait to continue on.
Definitely an all time favourite of mine, and that is why I gave it an Ultimate Katie Star; the equivalent of a 6 star rating.
I completely recommend this series to all!
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
Happy reading =)