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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?
As I have read City of Bones over a year ago it took me good 100 pages to get back into this story and connect all the dots. While I did connect all the dots related to the story and events, but connection with Clary as main character failed. Not only with her, but with most of the characters here. I did like the story and the whole prospect of Valentine, who did seem like an interesting villain.
I shall also add that I believe my time for this series has passed. Maybe in the past I'd enjoy this whole complication and unnecessary drama, but not today. Still this world is something interesting and I'm glad that I've got to see it in this light.
Rating: 3 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?
In this book my connection with characters was slightly better. I got to connect more with them and I actually enjoyed some of the Clary-Jace interactions, but Simon is still the back sheep and someone who annoys me the most here.
But the highlight of this book was for sure trip to City of Glass and discovering that realm. It was worth all the wait I tell ya. Also here I have got to cheer for one couple but more about in in my review for City of Fallen Angels. I live to tease.
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,