Tuesday, June 17, 2014

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare is the third installment in the Mortal Instruments series. I could definitely tell that this was supposed to be the end of the series. A lot of the "major" moments were ruined for me because I knew there were three more books coming.

It took me about 130 pages or so to get into this book. Partly it might have been because I read the last book about a year ago, so I was a little shaky on how things ended. But then it started to pick up and coalesce. Really only to come crashing down about a hundred pages after that.

I called the plot "twist" basically immediately. And I told my friend that and she was like No, you can't have! It'll be so surprising! And I was like, maybe I'm wrong? But I also kept yelling at the characters constantly: You're an idiot! Of course that's not right! Duhhhhhhhhhhhh.  I don't really like stories that I can predict right away. I like to be able to ponder it out. Or if I do predict it, I like to be mislead if even for a moment into thinking what I had predicted was wrong. So I was let down in that respect.

Also ~~~spoilers~~~~  I hate unnecessary character deaths. And like there's a really really unnecessary one in this book. So that was just irritating to me. I didn't feel emotionally distraught because I just went straight to rage monster.

Overall, I plan to keep reading this series, but I don't rush to recommend it to people. I'd say it's good for people who like slow building story lines and a variety of creatures in their fluffy reads.

Prequel/Sequel Challenge Points: 54 points + 2 = 56 points!

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