I have been really enjoying Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and City of Glass was no exception. I really can't work out why it took me so long to get started on this series but at least it has meant no long wait between the first few books! There is so much going on in this book that there is never a dull moment and despite the fact that there are over 500 pages I didn't want to put it down until I'd finished. It's quite an achievement when an author can keep me gripped all the way through such a long book.
Clary has been through a lot since she found out the truth about her family and the world of Shadowhunters and things aren't likely to get better any time soon. Her mother is in a coma, her father wants to take over the world and it turns out that the love of her life just happens to be her brother, not to mention the fact that her best friend has been turned into a vampire - no things aren't looking good at the moment! Now she faces having to break the Shadowhunter law to enter the City of Glass and try to find a way to both save her mother and defeat Valentine.
I don't want to go into details of the plot because I would hate to spoil any of the twists and turns for you if you haven't read the book yet. I will say that we get to meet some fab new characters - some of whom aren't quite what they seem - along with learning more about the characters we already love. The story is action packed, funny in places and also heart breaking at times and although I guessed some of the things that happened others completely shocked me. I loved developments between Clary and Jace as they try to come to terms with the fact that they are brother and sister. There are some fantastic moments between Alec and Magnus (I love them as a couple!) and I was pleased with the way things turn out between Simon and Clary.
If you're one of the few people who haven't started this series yet then it's one I would highly recommend and I can't wait to pick up City of Fallen Angels and the spin off Infernal Devices series!
I loved getting to read Jace's letter! This was a fab little extra for fans of the series & I'm now an even bigger Jace fan than I already was