Wow. Not only did I forget how much I loved this series, but THIS BOOK. I vaguely remembered bits and pieces from reading it five years ago, but now it’s all slammed into me and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
Welcome to the Glass City – AKA Alicante! This book is a bit different from the first two so far. It starts off with a bang and it just keeps going. There isn’t really any down time. You are in and you are being pulled under by the current of this story. Needing more action. Wanting answers. Craving CLACE.
“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”
Out of all of the characters, this book broke my heart piece by piece for Jace. You can’t help but feel sorry for him, and also, a little peeved. I’m not spoiling the book but, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT, JACE? AND THAT? AND THAT?
I still love you.
I would like to take a moment and say just how much I love the scenes between Jace and Clary. They are filled with struggle and torment masked as a hunger that runs deeper than their bones. The development of friendship between Simon and Jace and the bonds growing between all of the other characters is also an awesome bonus in this book!
Off to book 4! 🙂
Rating: 4.5 stars!
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?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.