CITY OF GLASS is the third novel in The Mortal Instruments trilogy and you will not be disappointed in this final installment by Cassandra Clare. In fact, you will be taken on the roller coaster adventure of your literary experience.

Buckle yourself in for your ride as you begin City of Glass. It commences several days after The CITY OF ASHES ends. Clary and her family (brother Jace) and friends (the Lightwoods) must travel to the city of Alicante, the ancesteral home of all Shadow hunters. Clary's focus on going to Alicante is to find the person that can "help" her mother awaken from her coma like state, a fact that is supplied by her mother's friend Madeline. The problem with this scenario is that Jace believes that Idris, the beautiful city of glass, is too dangerous a place for Clary and will stop at nothing to keep her from going, even if that means that he has to lie to her and needs to enlist in Simon's help to achieve it. What happens next will leave you white knuckling your book and breathless and you take your first plunge, and just think your ride has only begun.

Clary soon realizes that she has been lied to and left behind and when no one will help her, she decides to use her special powers to enter into the city because she refuses to be a bystander. This action makes her an outlaw in Alicante for you CANNOT enter the city of Idris without permission, thus she ends up in a situation that nearly kills her. Luckily she has Luke to help her, but remember that he is a down worlder and his presence in Alicante is not good news....can you feel the bumpiness of the ride ahead? I know I felt some chills of dread.

When Clary is finally within the city walls of Idris and in company of Jace and the others, it is to find the city under much duress and weary over the impending threat of Valentine's wrath. This sickening doom cause Jace and Clary to investigate a "vision" and spend time together, moments that only seems to cause more heartache and confusion to an already forbidden relationship. Not to mention that a new character draws Clary to him and his presence will forever change how Clary feels about Jace. These moments are the G-force emotions that leave your heart in your stomach and screaming AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! as you travel the loops this gigacoaster of an amazing story offers you.

Jace's story is such a driving force in this book, his character devlopment makes your heart ache for him. His inner struggle, the reason for so many of his actions are brought to light and it is so well presented that you are brought to tears.

The other twists and turns of this book ride are of the other characters in this series that have seemed to come forth and shine, such as the case with Simon. We have seen him develop from the awkward, love lorn geek to a confident, insightful and amazingly attractive blood sucker and we love him all the more for it. Any time that Simon is on the page you are drawn towards him and want more of him, as do others :). Magnus is always a welcome presence and you will not be disappointed as he manages to make his flashy, wise self important in helping Clary. Alec also grows into the shadow hunter that he was born to be and finally faces up to his fears (sigh). I adore the fact that the character story arcs were well tended to and you are left contented and happy with their resolutions.

The final confrontation had me twisting, nail biting, screaming and absolutely riveted to every single word. It took many stories, words and moments to get to this battle of good and evil, Nephelim and downworlder and the final moments were sheer genius.

As I read the last page of this much anticipated novel and realised that my ride was over I was left with a myriad of emotions whirling throughout my brain. I was so pleased that the story arc was so beautifully tied up without being gratuitously violent or having an "out of left field" resolution that I could truly appreciate the pulse pounding, breath taking finale that was created since City of Bones began and say that it was my favorite read of the series.

I have to say BRAVO, BRAVISSIMA to Cassandra Clare for creating a story so exciting that it grips you and locks you for the ride of your life, from the first page to the last and never lets you go. I don't think that my praise can ever give it the due justice that it deserves. City of Glass is beautifully written and interwoven with amazingly unforgettable characters and moments, everything is brought full circle and I have to say that I want to get back on the ride and do it all over again and again.


5 out of 5

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (March 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416914307
ISBN-13: 978-1416914303

I have to thank Karin for this opportunity, THANK YOU. I tried to win this ARC by entering a contest on Cassandra's web site but was not fortunate, I did get an honorable mention :)

16 comments on "Review: CITY OF GLASS by Cassandra Clare"

16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

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  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

prophecygirl wrote:
January 31, 2009 at 2:04 PM

I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

- Jenny


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

The Ravenous Reader wrote:
January 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM

I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Purdypirate wrote:
January 31, 2009 at 9:48 PM

I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

marcyjo wrote:
February 2, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

Brilliant!


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Anonymous wrote:
February 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

Other than that, great review.


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

azurelunatic wrote:
February 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM

I can hardly wait!


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Michelle wrote:
February 3, 2009 at 4:29 PM

excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
please say its in a good way!

I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Anonymous wrote:
February 3, 2009 at 5:50 PM

I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

m~ wrote:
February 4, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

J. Kaye wrote:
February 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM

I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

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  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

wavy3 wrote:
February 4, 2009 at 2:36 PM

What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

The Ravenous Reader wrote:
February 4, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

wavy3 wrote:
February 5, 2009 at 8:49 PM

okay, thanks! :) hehe


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Reverie wrote:
March 11, 2009 at 9:51 PM

can't.wait.for.this.book.

sigh


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jen wrote:
March 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Great review!
^_^
I loved Glass!


16 comments:

  1. I didn't read all of your review, for fear of spoilers, but I did read that you loved it! I'm so glad it's getting good reviews, and I am SO excited to read it!

    - Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  2. I understand, i try not to put in too much. I know that you will be very happy with it. It is simply amazing. No words can aptly describe how good it is :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I did like she did. Skipped most of it don't wanna be spoiled ;). But I sure can't wait to get my hands on it. The only thing that bothers me is the fact it comes out after Spring Break so like on the plane to my dad's I'll have nothing to read! *is envious you got your hands on it*

    ReplyDelete
  4. I couldn't agree more. This book is my personal favorite, and I couldn't have been happier with the character development or the story arc conclusions!

    Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh no, oh no, I don't like what's hinted at between Clary and Jace!!!!!!!!!!! Not liking it AT ALL!!!!

    Other than that, great review.

    ReplyDelete
  6. excellent review! you have made me even more excited :)
    but oh no! "a new character draws clary to him and his presence will forever change how clary feels about jace."
    please say its in a good way!

    I.CANNOT.WAIT. =D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wish I had the control some of you did to skip it and save myself from spoilers.. : ) but in all honesty the review is pretty clean and only hints at a few things... I cant wait till March 24th.. You're so Lucky..!! Glad to hear you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you so much for giving such a genuine review. I recent started reading Cassandra Clare's books and am looking forward to COG.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have got to start this series! I've heard so many great things about it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What do you mean "forever change the way Clary feels about Jace?????" That sounds scary!!!!!! I mean, she loves him now...so if that changes.... noooooooooooooooo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wavy3~you will love this book, s'all I'm saying

    ReplyDelete
  12. can't.wait.for.this.book.

    sigh

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review!
    ^_^
    I loved Glass!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

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