Thursday, July 23, 2009

Young Adult - City of Glass

With 2 of the Mortal Instruments (the cup and the sword) already in Valentine Morgensterns possession, the main obstacle to his plan was finding the 3rd (the mirror). All th shadow hunters needed to get to Alicante in Idris to see how the Clave had decided to handle the information that Valentine was not only still alive, but was still hoping to cleanse the world of demons, downworlders and any who did not follow in his own beliefs of how that should be accomplished. Arriving in Alicante with the main goal of finding the wizard (Ragnor Fell) that could help her mother, Clary (Clarrisa Fray) discovered that no one wanted her there so she took the help of the only person who was offering, Sebastian Verlac. With Jace otherwise occupied, and Simmon thought to still be in New York, the familiarity she felt with Sebastian was almost comforting at first. Learn more details about Jace’s upbringing, see pieces of Jocelyn and Valentines history, hear about more and more secrets that have been kept for far too long. The Angels once helped the Nephilim, but can that save them now?

Book 3 ….. Fast paced, exciting, ever changing, action packed fun. I didn’t want to put it down till the end. As the final installment of the Mortal Instruments series this book was very involved, the need to have read the first 2 of the series (City of Bones and City of Ashes) not just to know the characters, but the main story line is continual. The characters gained depth - more personality and definition, even Valentine. The conclusion wrapped thing up (with one exception) and left things - characters were they should be and with who they should be with. I really enjoyed this whole series even though it was labeled as a young adult, I found the action, adventure and suspense very intriguing and the romance aspect at times frustrating but always sweet and touching. ( )

Jul 23, 2009

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