Just finished City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, I believe it was the best book so far between books 1-3. This series is a definite must read especially if you are thinking about seeing the movie which comes out August 21. Cassandra does have a prequel series that I read first, but even if you do read the prequel first you will have the same if not more into The Mortal Instruments series. I do enjoy this series because it allows one to go into the mythical realm of things like demons, werewolves, fearies, and my most favorite Shadowhunters. One should definitely read this series if they are looking for action and adventure, but romance that will have you swooning at every page.
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 final installment of the New York Timesbestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.