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Saturday, July 11, 2009

City of Glass

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (March 24th 2009--Margaret K. McElderry)

Grade: 4 stars out of 5

Summary: “To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering 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?”

Review: Holy crap! I really love, love this book! There was this—and that!—but also this here—and oh oh oh *melts into puddle of satisfaction*

While the action, suspense, and dark romance combined for an addictive read, Cassandra Clare left a mess behind. There was a lot of confusing scenes of he said, she said, and the whole deal with Jonathon Christopher left a question mark.


So Sebastian is actually Jonathon Christopher and Jace is well just Jace. So why does Valentine call Jonathon Sebastian when the real Sebastian is dead, and Jonathon is just an imposter? And what did Valentine call Jace before he sent him to the Lightwoods? Jonathon number 2? And you would think that Sebastian/Jonathon will feel completely grossed out by kissing his sister!

I also wonder how runes can keep an angel locked in a cellar. And oh! The scene with Simon and Isabelle, what happened in that room where Isabelle pushed Simon onto the bed? Simon clearly told Clary that they didn’t have sex, so then what did they do?


Imagine a brick wall. Now imagine that brick wall being City of Glass. There are so many tiny cracks on that wall.

Overall: Yeah, I need this series. It only gets better and better for this series.

Cover C+
Still hate the people on these covers.


  1. And I have to wait for the paperback! Argh! Oh, well, I'll have something exciting to read next spring now. Yay for spring! ;)

  2. Great review I've been meaning to read these books for a while and your review has made me push them higher up on the list.

  3. I'm hoping that some of the more world-related questions will be answered by her new series coming out.

    But an excellent review, I agree that there are a lot of unanswered questions. But at least I felt semi-satisfied with how the book ended.

  4. Ahh, I hate spoilers! Good thing I've read it already.
    I've linked to your review here:http://www.thediaryofabookworm.com/search/label/City%20of%20Glass%20Review at my review of the same.