Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Review: City of Glass (plus a sneak peek at City of Fallen Angels)

Recently I was over at Mindful Musings reading some blog posts and I came across this post and to my surprise I discovered that a series that I had just finished (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare) was going to have a fourth book called City of Fallen Angels, excitement abounded as I listened to Clare read an excerpt from her new book (the first chapter) and I scrambled to finish the rest of City of Glass (As I had not finished at the time).

Well now I'm finished with City of Glass and I'm excited to review this fantastic book.

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments Book 3)

City of Glass, just like city of ashes, picks up exactly where the story left off, a week after the events on the river that left Clary wondering about her origins, and I must say that this book is exponentially better than the the first two books. This climactic thought-to-be ending to the mortal instruments series rife with plot twists, character development, heartbreak, elation, and action galore.

The story takes a turn for the worse (better for the reader you know?) and everything that clary has learned about shadowhunters, and herself shatters, (again), I will not reveal any plot elements but I can honestly say that this was the best book of the series. I found the book almost uncharacteristically dark for a YA fantasy book, and I loved it for that! As I said before I generally avoid the teen section of the book store like the plague, but I think it was the dark nature of this book that held my interest enough for me to realize that this was a series not to be missed.

Clare's writing as showed significant progress through the 3 books and I feel that although the first book was not badly written, the third book is so well written for a YA book when contrasted with OTHER YA books (cough Twilight cough). Clare adds some significantly surprising elements and plot twists that both add to the darkness of the series, and serve to enhance the readability of the book.

If you STILL haven't picked up the first book in the mortal instruments series then you absolutely need to do that (and read my review) and introduce yourself to this wonderful series by a wonderful author.


natalierenae said...

Glad you enjoyed the series. I can't wait for the fourth one either! And I have to agree with you, it's written extremely well if you compare it to Twilight.

Natalie @ Mindful Musings

natalierenae said...

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brizmus said...

I actually missed these books when they were big in the blogosphere, so this is the first review I have read. I've got the books, and now I SO can't wait to read them!!

Staysi said...

I really love this series! It has the perfect blend of action, supernatural, and romance. Great reviews! I'm following your blog :)


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