The epic conclusion to the story arc, City of Glass was a face paced story that had me glued to the pages. I had torn through all three books to find out how it would all end and there wasn't much that could pull me away from this series. The writing was excellent, but even more important, the story was so complex that it was a joy to read and to try and figure what what exactly was going on.
The first two books tortured me with Jace and Clary being brother and sister. I wanted them to be together, to be happy, but the sibling status definitely put a kink in those plans. Their story is very heartbreaking and compelling and it is what sparked my need to get through the first three of these books. What I liked about this, it was a major plot line, but it didn't drown out the story with Valentine. It had a perfect balance between the two anguished teens and their fight to save the world as they know it.
The over all arc of the series was great. I love story arcs that go on like that. This was a finely crafted arc and it was entertaining, bold and unique. I enjoyed Valentine. I thought he was a very well written bad guy. I was even more surprised to find he might have had a redeeming quality. Shocking, but I was happy to get to see him like that.
I'm very glad I started this series. I'm glad there is another one. The world in which Cassandra Clare writes is a very fascinating world. I'm excited to see all the characters and what troubles lie ahead in the next book.