City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare #mf #review @cassieclare

city of glass

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 bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don’t miss the teaser from Clockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16A-nony-mouseTAG

This was the third – and originally from what I can tell final – book in the Mortal Instruments series. Obviously that changed as there are 3 more in the series. In this book, the clave takes on Valentine and his son.

To be honest, while still good, there was just too much going on. Way too much. Too many scenes, too many characters, too much subterfuge. While it came out well in the end, it had a hard time keeping my attention because I kept getting lost. In fact, I stopped listening for a full week because I just couldn’t take all the information the author was tossing at me.

But if you’ve enjoyed MI as much as I have up until this part, you will not want to miss City of Glass. Everything comes out in the open. Jace & Valentine’s relationship. Why Jace is who he is. How the downworlders and the clave interact. Not to mention Clary & Jace’s future depends on this book. Plus, you really don’t want to miss Idress.

Now, as for narration, Natalie Moore is the same narrator as Book 2 and I’ve gotten used to the way she says Stele now. If the next book’s narrator pronounces it differently, it’s going to get annoying quick. A listener should not have to get re-used to the way certain things are pronounced in a series. IN fact, I just looked, there are two narrators in the next book, both of them new. That should be… interesting.

Anyway, Because of the business of the book, I can only give it 4 stars. I’m now used to Moore’s narration, which would normally give her 5 stars, however, she mumbled some words or said the wrong names a couple times. As such, 4 stars all the way around.

Story Rating: 4 stars

Audio Rating: 4 stars

Overall Rating: 4 stars

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