Thursday, August 2, 2012
City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 2 stars
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 Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters 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: Why the heck will no one train Clary! It's the third book for goodness sake! Not only does she have very little fighting ability, Clary continually puts herself in dangerous situations, expecting to be saved. The shifting point-of-view became annoying about three-fourths through the book. And after a while I just got sick of the "will they, won't they" romance with Jace and Clary. Everyone knew they weren't siblings because they were going to end up together, so the "big reveal" was only a matter time. There's another three books in this series, though I can't imagine what they're about seeing as Clare gave this book a nice neat ending. Wait. The fourth, fifth, and sixth books are about Jace and Clary's relationship problems, aren't they? Of course they are. What else would one do with an awesome demon-hunting world but ignore it and focus on minor, trivial things?