Series: The Mortal Instruments

City of Glass [Mini Review]

Posted October 22, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

City of Glass [Mini Review]City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 24th 2009
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 541
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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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.

Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic
Pages: 541
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 24, 2009
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, 2015 Reading Challenge

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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.
(Goodreads)

“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.”

“And I’m supposed to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married…?” His voice tightened. “And meanwhile, I’ll die a bit more every day, watching.”

“I am a man,” he told her, “and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.”

This is the book I was WAITING and NEEDING to get to within this series. I am SO happy about this book it isn’t even funny! Things wrapped up very nicely with all of the characters. I was so happy to see Jocelyn back. I was so happy to FINALLY see Clary and Jace together because YOU ARE NOT SIBLINGS, morons! I can’t believe it took until book 3 for them to get together.

There were a few things that I had predicted and I was right. I loved Izzy even more in this book. And Simon grew on me even more as well. And let me tell you, I am TOTALLY shipping the whole Alec and Magnus thing that is happening! 🙂

I feel like this totally could have been a trilogy, and I believe it was originally intended to be. This book totally left me completed. But now that Clary and Jace are together. I am STOKED to find out what happens with them in the next 3 books! It is going to be SO AWESOME to see them together for more than a few pages! 🙂

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read City of Glass? Or any other of Cassie’s books? What did you think of them? Who is as excited about Lady Midnight as I am??!!? I mean, have you seen that cover?! TAKE A FREAKING LOOK AT IT! Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
five-stars
Stephanie
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City of Ashes [Mini Review]

Posted October 13, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

City of Ashes [Mini Review]City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #2
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 25th 2008
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 453
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

“Well, I’m not kissing the mundane,” said Jace. “I’d rather stay down here and rot.”

“That does it,” said Jace. “I’m going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year.”
“Why” Isabelle said.
“So you can look up ‘fun.’ I’m not sure you know what it means.”

No, I’m just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.

I’ve heard the word ‘fear.’ I simply choose to believe it doesn’t apply to me.

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?

This is going to be a mini review since I do not want to give away a whole lot for whomever hasn’t read this series and hasn’t read the first book. I figure this is what I will do for sequels. If it is a sequel, I’ll just do a mini review of it. Except for when the books are completely different (i.e. different characters).

Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed this second one. I think I may have liked the story more so than the first one? I think I gave the first one 5 stars (I can’t remember) and I know I’m only giving this one 4 stars, but I really think I enjoyed this one more. There was a lot more action. And you didn’t have to go through all the world building from the first book. You already knew about the world and you got to experience more, like The Seelie Court (where the faeries live).

I really hate the tension between Clary and Jace. 1. I love them together. 2. I know they aren’t related. 3. Just let me have their romance already! This is probably why the book is a 4 star for me. I really enjoyed Simon after he was turned in this book. And my favorite character is still Izzy. She is kick ass <3

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read City of Ashes? Or any other of Cassie’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
four-stars
Stephanie
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City of Bones [Review]

City of Bones [Review]

Posted July 20, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 5 Comments

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?” Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.” …”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.” “Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.” “Is this the part where you start […]

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