City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
McElderry Books 2009
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 final installment of the New Your Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. READ AT OWN RISK.
OH. MY. GOD. OH. MY. GOD. Cassandra Clare is brilliant. There are no words to describe the world she has created. Everything about The Mortal Instruments Series is just amazing. I knew Clary and Jace weren't brother and sister. I jumped for joy when I read that part.
This books was by far the most emotional one for me. I cried, I laughed, I jumped excitedly and I cried some more. This book had the most heart-wrenching moment that I bawled. Little Max died and that really got to me. Maybe it's because I also have a nine year old brother. I also loved Clary and Jace. Whenever they are in the same room I could feel the tension, good and/or bad. Everything about this book caught me by surprise and I have no idea why I didn't read it when I first got it. Everything in the book was intense. The Shadowhunters and Downworlders had to form an alliance to stop Valentine because he was going to take over The Clave. It was full of action that kept me at the edge of my seat-or bed-most of the time.
I don't have much to say about this book. I don't think there is anything to say except that this book was just so amazing. I am a loss for words and that hardly ever happens. Clare has made me speechless with the words that she has written. I recommend this book to anyone who has a passion for young adult and fantasy.
I rate this book Five Stars.