To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing 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 Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters 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?
This book was the third in the series, this one finds that Clary and Jace are still fighting the fact that they are siblings. Jace keeps doing everything he can to keep Clary from going to the ancestral home, only to find her there anyway. Some new characters show up in this book, like Luke’s sister, a family that is friends of the Lockwoods, and Sebastian. Valentine is still tormenting the Shadowhunters and causing the Clave no end of nightmares. With it down to a deal with Valentine or total chaos and destruction, Clary steps up and shows what she can do, and proves she is her mother’s daughter. I’m not sure why the author continued this story it seemed wrapped up and ended at the end of this book so I’m not sure where she is going with City of Fallen Angels. But I enjoyed traveling around with the Shadowhunters. Some parts of the book seemed predictable. Some parts not so much. Overall a great read.