The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass (Book Three) by Cassandra Clare.
Young Adult Urban Fantasy Rating: 4/5
So Clary seemed like she was becoming more likable as the second book went on - OH HOW WRONG I WAS! D: Never has a character in a book made me so frustrated with their selfishness, stupidity, and general hate-making capabilities. I hated all my housemates the whole day just because they are humans and they share that human-esque quality with Clary. LUCKILY, there was a lot going on, and I’d read the first two books, so I couldn’t quit now. Obviously I still liked the general story, but the main character really needs to be killed off - I have no idea how she wins Best Heroine awards, her only redeeming quality is that she has super angel powers of creation, which isn’t even something she had a say in having. Read the book, and I’m sure someone would have to agree with me. YES, EVENTUALLY, she does get better, but I don’t know if she can really come back from the amount of loathing I felt for her at the beginning.
Another horrific occurrence is that I found myself liking Jace less. Now that his life is in tatters, he barely comes out with his witty quips, and mainly self-harms and self-pities himself. It’s a bit of a downer. There’s more focus on Simon, Alec and Magnus, though, which I feel makes up for the lack of decent MAINmain characters.
The climax of the second book ends in Clary using her new-found rune creating powers to blow up Valentine’s ship. All the twists and mysteries are still up in the air, though. City of Glass is predominantly set in the shadowhunter city of Alicante, where, unbeknownst to the merry little community, a demon war may or may not be about to break out. The incestual tendencies, romance, and humour are still continued, thankfully.
So, if you read all that, I’ve probably completely turned you off the series. But just take a moment to think about the fact that I still rated it 4/5. Just proves the books are good despite all I have to say hahaa.
I spose I shouldn’t really be advertising other people’s reviews, but this one was so hilariously accurate, I couldn’t resist.
As usual, Cassandra Clare and a CHALLENGE WOOOH!