City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


“Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously.
“Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.”

Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Why you should read this book: If you love these series of books there’s no way you will miss it!

If you haven’t read the first two books don’t read the summary nor the review because it may contain spoilers.

Clary needs to go to Idris, home of the shadowhunters, to find a cure for her mother. Demons attacked the institute and Jace, Alec and Isabelle had to take the portal to Idris without Clary, taking Simon with them! When she founds out she uses her new power, the ability to create runes, to create a portal and go to the City of Glass, breaking the law and probably being sent to prison, or even sentenced to death.
After seeing that nobody, specially Jace, want her there, she finds a friend in a newly met shadowhunter named Sebastian. He offers to help her find the cure. But nothing is as easy as it seems and problems are just around the corner.

“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but it’s the way you live your life that matters.”

I had a problem with how Clary behaved in this book. I have always thought she was kind of selfish and self-centered but in the first half of City of Glass I thought she was exaggerating. I was so angry because she did things without thinking of the consequences, without realizing people could get hurt by her actions.

I was also really angry at Jace. Come on, boy, just tell the truth, it’s hard, I know, but not telling the truth it’s definitely worst and you know it. He was being all emo: the world is against me, I am not worth it, I am a monster, nobody can love me etc. Get a grip, Jace, this isn’t a telenovela! You don’t tell what is really going on and you suffer, Clary suffers and everyone else in the room can’t take any more of your drama. You are a shadowhunter, act like one!

The twist! It wasn’t a surprise for me but I think that maybe I’ve read about it a long time ago when I was looking for something in the shadowhunters wiki. I spoiled myself but I didn’t know about THAT thing that happened! It was gross. When I thought about the other books and that thing that already happened it didn’t feel as gross but maybe the reason was because it wasn’t supposed to be wrong so my I felt it differently. I hope I’m not spoiling anything. I was just surprised!

Luke is always perfect in my opinion, he makes the right decisions and acts rationally. We need him to be head of everything, he is a problem solver.
There isn’t much Malec in this book as I wished but what was there was more than enough to make me happy until the start of the next book. Alec, good boy, that was exactly was I was waiting for. Couldn’t have done it better myself! Maybe the age difference won’t be a problem; Magnus doesn’t look his age at all, he said it, I agree.
Our little Simon, sexier by the minute, being all cool and strong. He really is growing as a character. I can’t wait to see more about him and his journey to become a stronger vampire; he is unique and that is certainly his winning point, he has to use it more even if other vampires are afraid of him. Isabelle was the voice of truth, she said what I wanted to say, we were connected. She is a strong girl but in this book you can see how frail she really is. It shows us different aspects of what makes her the shadowhunter we know already.

I have so many books to read so the next one will have to wait a few days. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen now!

Do I recommend it? Yes, do it for Malec, do it for the ship.
Rate: 4/5


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