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City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)
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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?

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 Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Customer Reviews:

  • Loved this series!!!!
    This is the third book in the series and my most favorite. All the problems are resolved in a most exciting and unpredictable way. Clary, Jase and Simon learn to love each other in the right way and I felt the ending was wonderful. Full of hope and a happy ever after....more info
  • Thrilling End to Marvelous Trilogy
    o 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?
    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 Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

    This is the third installment in the Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones, City of Ashes). If you haven't read them it now! I love this fantasy series and highly recommend it for anyone who likes romance or fantasy especially if you like the "forbidden love" theme a la books like Stephanie Meyers Twilight series. There are a lot of interesting diverse characters and every otherworld creature you could think of from demons and vampires to werewolves and angels. I had a few questions at the end and it seemed to me that there was some plot lines left open but I know there is a prequel in the works and maybe we'll find out more. But like I said, read these books you won't be disappointed!...more info
  • Moral of the story people...
    Don't lie to your kids they will find out about it,LOL!!! This book was the perfect ending to the series. The author managed to wrap everything up so that it made sense and still kept you on the edge of your seat. Cassandra Clare is a brilliant author and I can't wait to read more of her books. You should definitely read City of Glass. ...more info
    This is an amazing book full of action pack reading that will drive you insane. I was not able to put it down for a second. Every chapter kept me wanting more that I read through all three books within a week. I'm hoping this book series will be made into a major motion picture!...more info
  • A satisfying ending
    Although my expectations were too high for City of Bones, I have to say that the series has gotten better with every book, leading to a very satisfying City of Glass read. Questions get answered; plot points get tied up, and you're left with a happy fuzzy feeling in the end.

    I really enjoyed the characters in the books, especially CoG. Each character has really come a long way, and even when I disagreed with a character, I felt that they were completely within character; their personalities drove the plot, rather than a having series of random events they were just responding to. I also love that - with a few exceptions (Malachi, Sebastian) - they were all so multidimensional, shades of gray in a morally ambiguous world.

    On Jace and Clary - I'd give this a 4/5, mainly because I've always felt a little awkward about their relationship, and it's not just the sibling thing. There were some beautiful and heartbreaking moments - again, back to characterization, I was definitely thinking "That's so Jace!" sometimes - but I also got the feeling that their relationship was unnecessarily drawn out. Maybe it's because I never got a good sense of Clary's relationship to the Lightwoods (early on, Clary saying to Isabelle, "But I thought you liked me!" and then later confronting Isabelle about not liking her, for example). But even though I'm happy with how things ended up, I think Clary and Jace really shined brighter when they were apart in this book, than in their scenes together.

    On the other hand, some of the "minor" characters were wonderful. Alec and Magnus are a riot ("Your city is under attack...The wards have broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven't called you?"). Aldertree reminded me of Umbridge. Simon grows up, while still maintaining his nerdiness.

    I was not as fond of the thematic progress of the book, possibly because I'm re-reading Harry Potter right now and it seems so familiar, and the same ideas are in almost every fantasy book. You are the sum of your actions, not of your birth. Do what is right, and not what is easy. Villians always end up defeated because they just had to show off, and forgot some key thing. People are never who they say they are, and never trust a death to be final.

    So I tend to be an impatient reader, and this might just be my fault, but I also found that skipping pages in the book didn't really make me miss much. You'll get the whole story just from reading Joceyln's talk with Clary and then the last chapter. The middle of the book was great, with some great moments, but I didn't feel the same compunction to read every word, the way I do with some other books.

    Overall, even with my negative points, I'm really happy with this book. You'll laugh (Cassie has some great lines, and I'm a fan of anything nerdy). You'll be frustrated with the characters. Sometimes, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it first. In the end, this book delivers a very satisfying read - I'd imagine it sort of tastes like butterbeer....more info
  • Awesome
    It was Awesome. Very easy read! Cant wait for the pre-quel to be released. ...more info
  • Excellent Conclusion!
    This book answered all the important questions and resolved things that just had to be resolved. I loved it! I would recommend this series to just about anyone in the mood for an entaining, suspensful love story. ...more info
  • Perfect ending!
    Este book es el final de la historia d "Clary", y es el final perfecto.Me encanto, es un poco predecible, porque, (SPOILER) desde el segundo libro ya se sabia que habia algo raro con que "Clary" y "Jace" eran supuestamente hermanos, pero, como ya estaba in love with the characters, no me importo. Me encanto, lo recomiendo!
    obviamente tienen que leer city of bones and city of ashes!
    pero, leanlo, super bueno!...more info
  • Entertaining, yet fan ficish and don't have expectations of plot originality
    City of Glass was predictable in the sense that everything which was probably meant to be "unexpected" was spoon fed and printed out in huge neon letters. I'm trying to not give anything away- but basically, you have all the answers given to you and nothing is a surprise. There are no plot twists that aren't formulaic in scope. The world Clare creates is an interesting one at least, and is what kept me reading this trilogy. I'm also happy when a series gets *better* with time, doesn't spend dozens of pages rehashing what already occurred and leaves me feeling entertained at the end.
    The writing is a bit fanfic (and I'm not just saying that because Clare was a Harry Potter fanfic writer.) I say this because sometimes the details she provided reeks of: "I really need to be more descriptive" and it just turns out to be laughable. One example was (and I can't find the page, but I honestly had to stop reading and shake my head a sec) was when Clary notices Jace looking at Simon (yeah) with amusement, respect and a third emotion... all at the same time. My mind boggled as to how all that could be accomplished in one look. Bit much.

    In summary. Nothing new plot-wise, everything is pretty obvious- but the world she creates is entertaining. ...more info
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!
    This book was one of the best books I have read so far this year. It is action packed with lots of twists and turns that'll leave you reading for hours. Definitely wraps up the story, but I can't help but wonder if the author could write more for this series. It's a must have, I guarantee it....more info
  • So Happy
    I'm so happy with this book.
    I really was not expecting it to be as good as it was, and I love the twists in it. I do have to say that some of the book was predictable, but I loved it just the same and was sad to part with this series....more info
  • 10 million stars
    All I'm going to say is that Cassandra Clare's plotting (so many twists!) is amazing and her writing for me is as near flawless as it can get.(Spoiler alert!!!)The only thing I thought she could have done a bit better in the book is Max's death. It was like he died Isabelle got upset and then no one really cared that much. A few days later Jace was cracking jokes again. It was unrealistic how they reacted I think they should have been more distraught and thirsty for justice/revenge. But it wasn't THAT noticeable as alot of other stuff was going on and it's a pretty easy mistake to forgive seeing as this trilogy is the best trilogy ever written ever :) Perfect ending. ...more info
  • Beautiful.....
    i bought it yesterday, i didn't know that the mortal instrument only had 3 books, well i wont be too sad about that hopefully Cassandra will change her mind and pick up where she left off.

    City of Glass was a great book by far. it starts almost where the other book ends (that's one of the things i love about this trilogy) so there are no missing gaps.

    Clary is all packed and ready to go to Idris with Jace and the Lightwoods only that Jace doesn't want her there and wont tell her why. Jace comes up with a plan to leave Clary behind, a plan that blows up in his face when Simon gets thrown into jail in Idris.
    Off she goes to find a cure for her mother, which she learns is in a spell book her mother had. with the help of Magnus and Jace, Clary sets off to find the book and find a way to help Simon. all the while Valentine has very evasively entered the city, even has a spy inside the clave and is preparing to attack Idris and killing anyone who doesnt side with him by recovering the last of the mortal instruments (the mirror).

    Downworlders and Shadowhunters will have to change their ways and work together to defeat Valentines army if they do not wish Valentine to rule them all.

    This book has the same intesnsity of the rest and more so because you see/feel the struggle between Jace and Clary trying to fight how they feel about each other and saving what's left of themselves.

    I would give this books more stars if i could, but i cant so 5 will do.
    ...more info
  • Stunningly Amazing
    Absolutely beautiful pretty much sums it up. A perfect ending to a perfect series *well with the exception that i didn't want it to end and i could read for the rest of eternity about jace and clary* I laughed, i screamed, and I cried. Move over Romeo and Juliet cause Jace and Clary are taking your place for the future!!

    Fingers crossed that CC changes her mind and writes just one more novel about jace and clary!!!! *please please please please please*...more info
  • If you like Twilight Series you'll like this Series
    This is a well written and exciting series that keeps you guessing until the end. ...more info
  • Fell Flat
    Before I start critiquing, I want to say that I enjoyed this book. I was pretty much glued to it for a day, so it is a page turner. I did have problems with it that prevent me from giving it a higher rating though.

    Clare was very repetitive, which I partly attribute to bad editing. I got very annoyed with Clary and Jace because of it. One scene of over angst-y declarations of love would have been quite enough, but I lost count of how many were actually in this book. It was hard for me to believe that two people who have only known each other a month could be so deeply in love. It was more like physical attraction mixed with infatuation. I started disliking Clary's character more than ever because of her rash decisions. She always got herself into trouble and had to be rescued. It's a problem when the main characters of your story are annoying.

    There was no surprise factor for me because I figured out the "twist" before it was revealed and the ending was just as predictable. But what really ticked me off was one particular death that was absolutely unnecessary. It made me angry that Clare chose this person to die when she could have easily picked someone else less like-able.

    I don't know if I'm being too hard on this book. I guess I expected more and it's frustrating because it could have been a lot better with a bit of tweaking. I would have liked the ending to be less happily ever after and just a little tragic. I may not agree with Clare's decisions, but parts of the story were great and that redeemed it a bit for me....more info
  • Awesome
    Started reading City of Bones didn't really know if I would like the series but it was Awesome. Clary is a 15 year old that has been more or less sheltered from her destiny because of who she is. There is comedy, love, hate and mystery. I could not put the books down and read all three in three days.. I promise you will be surprised and if you have a soft spot for romance you will definitely love these books........more info
  • Love this series, great ending
    I love, love, loved this series. I thought City of Glass was a little predictable but overall a great ending. I'm sad to see it end, especially with Simon's future unclear after being marked with the Mark of Cain. I hope she continues!...more info
  • Amazing ending to a great trilogy
    To reawaken her mother, Clary must seek out a certain warlock in Idris, the land of the Shadowhunters, because only he can concoct the potion to counter the draught Jocelyn has taken and save her. But Jace is completely set against Clary's entrance into Alicante, the City of Glass, and will do anything to thwart her plans to get there, keeping faith that the illegality of entrance without permissions will curtail Clary's willful desire to travel there. But Clary, harnessing her newly found powers, defies the Law for the sake of love only to find herself in a worsening situation in the most beautiful and unforgettable city, Alicante: tensions between traditionally thinking and more modern Shadowhunters arise, her best from Simon has been imprisoned for his unusual vampiric qualities, and Valentine's ever present threat keeps everyone on edge. Limits of endurance will be met and surpassed, truth will be horribly twisted with lie, and unexpected foes and allies will alter this epic struggle. But who will triumph, pure love or pure evil?

    In City of Glass, Clare ends her unforgettable Mortal Instruments trilogy with an epic resounding boom. It is so difficult for authors to create such original continuations of an already amazing story without becoming boring and repetitive, and so I must commend Clare for her exquisite work in City of Glass. As in the first two installments of this trilogy, City of Bones and City of Ashes, the story in City of Glass is completely attention consuming and extremely difficult to put down. The plot is just so suspenseful and interesting with totally unpredictable twists and turns, and the reader will want to remember every exciting detail. The characters as well are realistic; I've come to know and love Clary, Jace, and Simon, among others, and was glad that they stayed true to themselves. I was also delighted with the several new characters because Clare still manages to familiarize the reader with these new people through just glimpses of their lives. Lastly, I would just like to remark that even though the Mortal Instruments trilogy's primary greatness comes from the dangerous and alluring world within it, these novels also show what it's like to be human and the never ending struggle between good and evil: no one is born innately one or the other, but it is our choices in life that define us as more of one over the other.

    City of Glass is a satisfying end on a perfect note to an incredible trilogy. Fans of the first two, City of Bones and City of Ashes, will quickly devour this one, and those who have finished reading the trilogy won't be able to wait for the upcoming prequel trilogy, The Infernal Devices. Readers who love the Mortal Instruments trilogy may also like The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Tithe by Holly Black, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. ...more info
  • First book review for me.
    You know, I have never felt the need to write a book review but after reading the few books reviews on here, and then reading the book I felt I needed to give my thoughts on this book. I know a lot of people are saying the book was 100 percent predictable but for me it was not like that.

    I mean, sure I could see where some of the plot lines were going but I did not see the ending by a long shot. I honestly liked this book the most out of all three. The first book had me wondering if I should even continue to read the series because it did fall a bit flat in the way of creativity and over use of common themes. But once I start a series I must finish it. I am REALLY glad I did.

    The author wrapped up everything very well for me. I am a huge Twilight fan, or I used to really but I bought it up because I think I like this series even more then that because it was fresh by the third and final book. It was not bland and the characters had actual depth to them unlike in twilight. I like the different sides to each person that are presented clearly in each book by this Author.

    So thank you Ms. Clare for your works and I hope to see more from you in the future. I truly enjoyed your series and I hope this review gets to be read by you. :) thank you again. ...more info
    Read this series,you will love it!!!
    The final book has a very satisfying ending,unlike some other series out there...
    I'll admit at times I felt uncomfortable reading about "a brother and sister" kissing etc. etc.,but I kinda figured (and hoped and prayed)they would turn out not to be.
    Checked the first one out from the library and after I finished it,I immediately ordered all three.
    Finished the second one yesterday and the third one today.
    Very engrossing story. Five stars!!!...more info
  • Amazing!
    I agree with the poster that said that certain authors should take note, this is the way that you end a series! That is exactly the way I felt when I finished City of Glass. Do not get me wrong, I love the Twilight Saga and there is no question that that saga paved the way for this one, but the writing of this series is on another level. It was everything that I wanted it to be. All of my questions were answered. There was actually a battle at the end, not a silly chess game. Jace and Clary are two of my favorite characters. Should Clare decide to return to this series, I will be the first in line! I look forward to reading more novels by Cassandra Clare. ...more info
  • I'm torn
    I enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I had some issues with this one. I FELT all 500+ pages, unfortunately. It seemed to take forever to get to the point of the book and then once we got there it was just okay. I was getting into the book a bit more toward the end, but I found myself thinking, geez, how many more pages do I have to go. I was annoyed with the death in the book. I felt very much that it was a death just to have a death and it didn't really add anything to the story.

    I also found myself skimming a lot in this book. Clare really likes describing scenery and that's not a problem but when it seems to go on for pages then it's just too much. I never really connected with Clary either. That has been a constant throughout the series. I felt like she was just there to allow Clare to explain her world and we never really get who she actually is. Simon said she was fiesty or something like that, but I never really saw it that way. She was mostly passive and after a while I lost her completely.

    I did think there were some creative things in the book. The world building, the biblical/angel details, all of that was very interesting to me. I am not familiar with alot of the things that people were saying the books resembles so I can't complain about any lack of originality. But with that said, I wasn't really suprised by anything that happened so maybe it did read like something I'd read/seen before.

    And was it just me or was the epilogue longer than it needed to be? I Some of the information didn't seem at all needed. The scene with the Faery Queen was totally a waste of a page and a half. So many different pov's that didn't really show us anything we needed closure on.

    All the same, I didn't hate the book, and I didn't want to throw it across the room like I did with Eclipse, but I don't see me reading it again. I will probably pick up the next book Clare releases because I do like aspects of her storytelling. ...more info
  • I Would Give It Six Stars If I Could
    this book is phenomenal.

    cclare is one of the most inventive authors with her plot twists and ever evolving characters. Though this book is somewhat more predictable than the last two but it ties everything up as it should be.

    Her ending was perfect. She made it complete without making it too...twilight-y. By the way, much better series than the Twilight series, my only disappointment is that this book is not more popular.

    You would have to have read the other two books before this one to have a clue what was going on but believe me, they are worth the read. Again, great read and very creative story.

    Six stars. I only wish we had more scenes with Clary and Jace! Team Jace. =]]

    I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read fiction....more info
  • More please!
    I enjoy the young adult series, and this is a favorite among them. I tear through each book anxiously awaiting the next. Get all three and enjoy!...more info
  • good combination
    I continue to be impressed with Clare's ability to combine material from other stories into something quite different. She's still borrowing heavily from the Buffy and Star Wars canon, but Clare has brought her trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. The background behind Jace and Clary's supposed siblinghood is revealed, and some explanation is given for the startling abilities Clary exhibits in previous books. Although some of the explanations and resolutions are fairly predictable, the process of getting to them is enjoyable....more info
  • Good ending
    I enjoyed this last book in the trilogy. You get the idea early on in the book that perhaps Jace isn't Clary's brother after all. Alec will finally admit his love for Magnus Bane. Sebastian is a new character that adds mystery to this book and you will be shocked when you find out who he is. I felt this was a page turner, like the first 2 books. Towards the ending I became worried for Clary with Jace's last battle. However, the ending is satisfying and I felt a good close to this series. I look forward to more from this author....more info