Thursday, April 2, 2009

City of Glass

Finally! At last, City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)
arrived on my doorstep this week. And let me tell you, this was one book that didn’t let me down. Of course, I tortured myself by re-reading City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)
and City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)
first, while City of Glass sat on my dining room table, still in the box from Amazon. That turned into an amusing moment when I finished City of Ashes and raced to the table, scrabbling madly at the box with my fingernails to get to the third book.

In this book, Clary travels illegally to the city of Alicante, in Idris, the ancestral home of Shadowhunters. She’s looking for a warlock named Ragnor Fell, who may be the only hope of saving her mother, still lying comatose in a New York hospital.

Her unauthorized entry into Idris causes a number of problems. First, Luke, the only father figure she’s ever known, takes the leap through the Portal with her; a dangerous proposition, since as a former Shadowhunter turned werewolf, his presence there won’t exactly be welcome.

While Luke runs off to reconnect with his former pack, Clary continues her search for Ragnor Fell. Her brother, Jace, is surprisingly reluctant to help, so Clary turns to Sebastian, a mysterious Shadowhunter teen with a dark secret. When Jace finally comes around, he and Clary delve into the mystery surrounding their births—and their torturous connection. Their discoveries may help save Idris and the Shadowhunters—or destroy it forever.

Clare really pulled her deeply woven storyline together in this last book. If you’re planning on reading it—and if you’re not, you should!—I’d recommend reading the first two books in the series before City of Glass. You’re selling yourself short if you don’t take the whole ride, beginning to end.

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1 comment:

Rose317 said...

in addition to being a novelist yourself, have you considered professionally writing book reviews? i could see you freelancing for the Times - your reviews really are THAT good.