Tuesday, March 31, 2009

City of Glass Book Review

One of the perks of working at a bookstore is getting to read the advance copies of books before they're printed. That way we already knew, for example, that Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls was ah-mazing, even before it was released. (Time out for a second while I plug our Laurie Halse Andersond event TONIGHT at the Decatur Library at 7 pm. Laurie is a super talented writer and speaker and we're all thrilled that she's coming in to town to talk about Wintergirls.)

Time in. Anyway, as I was saying, we get in so many galleys that we can't read them all before they're published, so we like to hand them off to our friends to see what they think. We're extra willing to give you a book if you'll promise to write a review for us in return. So here is Sarah Lohmeier's review of the third book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Glass, which just came out last week:

I absolutely L-O-V-E-D the first two books of Casandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones and City of Ashes, and had high expectations for this last part of the trilogy, City of Glass. So many authors create a great first book, but ruin the rest of the series. Cassandra Clare, however, managed to keep the excitement of City of Bones in the entire series through the end- and what excitement! I couldn't put this book down from the first page. Clary's search to save her mother tuns into a quest to save her friends, her city- and herself. The characters grow into themselves, a war is narrowly averted, truth comes to light, love blossoms, and death is avoided all at a breakneck pace. The great plot stars characters who are easy to connect with, and the book is peppered with funny dialogue. Read it!
-Sarah Lohmeier
PS Thank you so much for the advanced copy!!

--Krista Gilliam

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