Clary’s mom is still unconscious after drinking a potion that put her to sleep indefinitely. Clary has been told that the only person who knows what she took and what the antidote is, is a warlock who is residing in Idris, the city of glass, the land of the shadowhunters. Clary finds her way to the city, depite Jace’s protests. In Idris, she learns that Valentine is mounting his forces in order to overthrow The Clave build his own perfect race of shadowhunters. Clary, Jace and the whole gang must reassess who they can trust, and where they should lay their alliances as the coming battle approaches.
So far, this is my favorite book in the series, BY FAR. All of the positive aspects of the last two books, including world and character building is still present. We are able to learn more secrets about the mysterious land of Idris, and about Clary’s family and its history. In addition, we actually get a pretty exciting, suspenseful, and action packed book! Huzzah, it finally happened! One of the subplot issues in this book is Clary and Jace trying to come to terms with the fact that they are siblings but are in love. Never in my life before have I rooted for incest, but man, this one is just heart breaking. I liked that the book didn’t end on a cliffhanger, but it did leave a ton of issues unresolved, so I am eager to start the next book. Comparatively to the first two, this book really stepped it up, and I am hoping Clare can continue with this trend.