I am a fan of the Mortal Instrument Series. It’s no surprise since I have bought almost all the merchandise that I can afford online. Honestly I am a serious fan of Cassandra Clare’s incredible world building environment of magic, angels, and Downworlders. There isn’t a novel so far that I have read from Cassandra Clare that hasn’t held my interest and full attention.
I love how each book gives you a small description of whats to happen without exactly telling you about the adventure you are about to embark between the pages of a book.
Usually I love Clary but honestly this book had me frustrated with Clary’s actions. They were both reckless as well as selfish. I do believe Jace was wrong to as Simon to lie about Clary coming to keep her safe because at the end of the day she still managed to arrive by creating her own portal. I just felt horrible that Luke was some how teleported with her. Thankfully Luke did come because Clary did not know where to go.
In this novel the relationship between Clary and Jace truly did say the relationship of siblings expect for a certain part of the novel where their relationship of siblings reflected more of the relationship of siblings of George R.R. Martin. Jace and Clary tried so hard to have a sibling relationships that it hurt to see them interaction with each other. There were moments that they actually hurt each others emotionally.
In the novel, City of Glass, we got a chance to learn how deep the villainous nature of Valentine truly can be. My heart honestly broke, how can you harm an angel? Well Valentine surely did find away to do it. I though it was bad enough that Valentine would experiment on his own child let alone his own pregnant wife but we also found that he held an angel hostage. That poor angel was found by Jace and Clary when they went to uncover a hidden book that would help relieve her mother from her self induce magical sleeping coma. That poor angel was held by Valentine for experiments for years. Apparently this poor angel was not only badly beaten, chained, and stowed away, but this angel was communicating with Clary through dreams, guiding her to help him.
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Honestly I don’t know how to feel about the fact that Valentine was able to raise two boys at the same time without one of them knowing about each other. The fact that Jace thought he was Jonathan Morgenstern when he was actually not Jonathan Morgenstern had me more confused that I though I could ever be. I was just glad if not freakin’ excited about the fact that this series was not giving the OKAY to incest-based-romances. Valentine raise a boy with loving affection with the blood of an angel then his biological son Jonathan with the blood of a demon. Where did Valetine get the blood of a demon. Hmmm I think the Queen of the Fae might know… Actually I’m sure she does know! We might need to ask her some serious questions soon!
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The moment that honestly stole my heart was when Alec and Magnus finally getting their moment. They finally kissed, not just any kiss but a real honest romantic declaration of love in front of everyone type of kiss. That kiss meant everything to Magnus.
The fact that the Downworlders and Shadowhunters fighting alongside each other was probably the best moment. I really love how Clary was able to create an experiences that everyone was able to go through the same experiences to understand the dangers of what could happen if they don’t work together. Clary is amazingly brave. The fact that her mother was able to see her even after she created the rune is just how strong a mother’s love is. I did like how Luke saw Jaclyn instead of Clary *wiggles eyebrows* I hope she noticed that.
Overall I really am just amazed how Cassandra Clare is able to create such a wonderful novel that can building my emotional heart in addition to making my excited through out all the heartbreak or adventure. I’m really excited about this series, more than anyone else can know.
Please share in the comments what is the best part of City of Glass for you? What is your favorite scene in from City of Glass?
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