City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

I think by this point it is safe to say that this is one of my favourite book series, like ever. I am completely in love with this whole story, the brilliance of this exciting world and how I am now connected to every character in this series.

The author is incredibly talented. The thing with series is, many times we as a reader get lost amongst the process of reading because clearly the story loses its true purpose and there is no need to drag it. Sometimes it would be better to leave it at just one or two books. This is NOT one of those times. The only reason I said those things was to emphasise the fact that this is an example of how a series should progress. It has not yet lost its purpose, the author merely didn’t write extra books just for the sake of it but it all seems elaborately and cleverly planned out to me. Like seriously, Cassandra Clare is a genius. I feel like she planned each and every book first before even starting to write the first book because of the sequence in which  the secrets are revealed. Like everything made so much sense, all I could think about was how cleverly written it was.

Am I the only one who thought imagined Sebastian as looking a bit like Draco Malfoy? With his white blonde hair that’s all I could imagine. I was torn up about whether I liked him or not. He seemed a bit cowardly to me even though supposedly he was strong. He had major issues going on, bit on the sociopathic side if you ask me although I have to say his presence seemed needed in the story.

I don’t think I’ve really known Simon since before this part. He was always just there on the sidelines but we got a story for him too. There’s more to his vampirism I’m certain of it I mean he’s the only frikking vampire in history to be able to walk in daylight. And there’s definitely something off about Raphael, I just hope he doesn’t pose a major that to my beloved Simon. There’s literally so much more that happens with him in this part but I really don’t want to reveal anything major.  And coming to Clary…I truly felt her helplessness, so many emotions! I couldn’t deal, I had to take a little breather after this particular interaction between her and Jace that left me feeling all heartbroken for her. amidst all these people she felt so alone. SO MANY DAMN FEELINGS.

I could practically carry on talking about every single character in this book but there are so many characters that are of certain importance. Max, Isabelle, Simon, Elec…. There’s not a single one who annoyed me in the slightest and I loved each and everyone. Cannot wait to start on book four!

“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.”

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