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 the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
This book has a lot going on in it. The whole cast of characters ends up in Alicante in some way and for some reason. Clary and Jace learn more about themselves and why they have the abilities they do. Clary meets her real brother. Alliances are formed. Relationships come out. And of course what kind of book would it be if there wasn't some sort of fight in the end.
I loved this book, it was full of one adventure after another and you don't know what could possibly happen next. The plot was articulate and well written. You get to see the characters grow astronomically in this book and can't wait to see them grow even more. This book follows a lot of different characters POV's within each chapter and if you aren't paying attention you can get extremely confused. Because of this the flow is a bit choppy but the pace is perfect for the book.
I haven't read past this book before and I look forward to reading the next three books. Cassandra Clare has a unique take on the world of angels and demons. I can't wait to read more by this amazing author.
5 Angelic Stars!