City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 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 vampir...

Details City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

TitleCity of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
Release DateMar 24th, 2009
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Reviews City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

  • Rinoa Heartilly
    So, I'm just going to save you from having to read this book:Everyone, except Clary: WOHOO, we're going to Alicante!!!!Clary: *moping* ohnoes, they left me behind! But with my super special unicorn powers I can get there myself, although it was said that that's impossible!Aldertree: YOU GOING TO JAIL!!Simon: Crap, but I guess someone will get me out of jail soon...*300 pages later*...hello?Sebastian/Jonathan: Hello, I'm a new character introduced...
  • Khurram
    This was the best of the 3 books I have read so far. Action packed from the beginning to the end. The pages just seem to fly by. Despite the book being just a hair under 500 pages I kept looking at he page numbers and 10 to 20 pages had gone by at a time.After Clary's display of power the Clave is interested to talk to her, Jace after his experience with the Inquisitor does not trust the Claves motives, and is determined to stop her from visiting...
  • Cara
    I had begun reading this laying down and drinking the words in steadily but before I knew it I was sitting on the edge of the sofa and forcing to keep up my eyes focused enough not to move too far ahead. I promised myself I wasn't going to write a spoiler review though I really wanted to. Without giving spoilers I can't stress how much a certain line did this or what took me by surprise but y'all are just going to have to read it to feel and se...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    At this point I'm most likely not going to continue with the Mortal Instruments series. Sometime in the future I might, but for now I'm leaving it here.
  • Candace
    The further I get into this series, the more I enjoy it! I'm enthralled with the stories of these young characters in this paranormal world. With every book, the plot thickens and another layer of the mystery unfolds. This third book had many tests, turns and revelations. Some, I expected and some were completely surprising to me. All of them pulled me deeper into this story and left me craving more.Action was also plentiful in this book. An epic...
  • Rose
    After all that's been going on with Cassie Clare lately I can't have this on my page anymore. Sorry peeps!
  • Danielle.
    ***LAST AND FINAL EDIT (JANUARY 19, 2014): I'm no longer replying to the people commenting on this review. People still don't seem to understand my warning stating "if you loved this series, don't read this." If you're going ignore THAT then I'm simply going to ignore your comment. It will not be read by me.*** Also, you may want to read through the comments before commenting. Chances are, what you're about to write may have already been stated. ...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    5 If loving you is wrong I don't wanna be right Stars * Major Spoilers ahead* “I told you he’d freak out,” she said. “Didn’t I?” “Ah, the ‘I told you so,’” Jace said. “Always a classy move.”-Izzy and Jace OMG this book was so awesome. So many things happened in this book. It was like an explosion of events. Jace and Clary my God they suffer so much. I felt so bad for their struggles. Loving each other, thinking they're bro...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This is a re-read from a long time ago with this beautiful new edition of the book! It has been so long since I read this book I forgot a lot of things that happened. I only remembered bits and pieces. The sad parts and really happy parts. . . . Clary did get on my nerves a wee bit, I wonder if she did the first time I read it. But, I still like her for who she is and her love of her family and stuff. OMG, and the revelations at the end! I can't ...
  • Pearl Angeli
    Reread: January, 20161st Read : July, 2014This installment could be the best ending if Cassandra Clare didn't do the City of Fallen Angels. Everything I am looking for in a sequel (and finale) is already here. Extraordinary plotline and pacing, engaging characters that continue to get better as the series go by, and the vividly captivating description of Idris. This book is too powerful and well-packed with action and each chapter gets edgier. Th...
  • Marcy Jo
    It goes without saying that I am a lover of books. Stories, characters, and delicious prose...well...these are things that I throw myself into. My shelves are filled with countless books that i have read and loved, stories that I have enjoyed reading.I have never enjoyed reading a book as much as I enjoyed this one. Never.It's a scary thing when you get to the final book in a series or trilogy that you particularly care about. There's a certain a...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    Seriously one of the best books in the series, there's no doubt.
  • Kiki
    I'm going to review this properly.
  • Reader-ramble
    FINALLY! It's over! I'm done with the original Mortal Instruments trilogy, and it feels so good.Now, before I begin, I will be courteous enough to inform you all that the following review is filled with whining, griping, and spoilers. If you love anything about this series, read at your own peril. I am not responsible for any strong feelings that my ravaging of these books trigger.Before you read this, please read my reviews of City of Bones and ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    So I actually enjoyed this book and feel like I should have a ton to say, but first I'm taking a star off for the creepy little Lannister children and returning to that fun rant.I know I already went on about this in my review of the previous book, but let me reiterate: EVEN IF CLARY AND JACE TURN OUT TO NOT BE SIBLINGS, THEY STILL THINK THEY ARE IN THIS BOOK. Like am I the only one who thinks being siblings is not some unfortunate barrier to ove...
  • P
    “There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” City of Glass should be the end of this series. I can't believe how I enjoyed this book beyond my expectation. Clary and Jace finally end up and figure their problems out while Alec and Magnus are much more than just flirtatious, they made my heart flutter all the time. Valentine is li...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    Wow. I am absolutely speechless. City of Glass was indescribably epic. This was, hands down, my favorite book in the series so far. Cassandra Clare has truly outdone herself.City of Glass was just so action-packed from beginning to end that I was literally grasping anything I could put my hands on to keep me from jumping out of my seat from excitement. THIS is the series that everyone has been raving about. THIS is the Cassandra Clare that ...
  • Chris Horsefield
    I couldn't have asked for a better ending. I got everything I wanted. I don't want to summarize the book, I'll leave that to others, but I will say that there are some heartbreakingly beautiful scenes in this book. The characters became more developed and more endearing, especially Jace. His sarcastic wit is certainly present in this book; however, he is no longer hiding behind his carefully constructed facade. His torment over Clary is glaringly...
  • Beth
    4 Stars!Buddy read with The Salty One :')I'm late. I know... this was supposed to go up however long ago but I've been so busy I haven't had time D: anyway here we go!So this isn't my favourite book of TMI, the first section of the book goes so slowly for me for some reason and it took a bit of time for me to get myself fully emerged into the book, however once I got past that I was invested! Although saying that, the first chapter started off in...
  • Μaria Vrisanaki
    Μικρό spoil4,5 και όχι 5 εξαιτίας του Τζέις!Τι χλιαρή συμπεριφορά ήταν αυτή στο τέλος; Στην αρχή έδειξε τόσο πάθος με την Κλέρι, όπως και στο προηγούμενο βιβλίο, και στο τέλος, εκεί που λες ότι τώρα θα ενθουσιαστεί, τώρα θα την πιάσει, θα την αγκαλιάσει, ...
  • Katie
    Continuing my buddy reread with Beth! (I am so sorry I am a failure with creative names lol) Once again, I barely remembered any of the story (things I remembered actually came from the TV show but then it just confused me because of how different the show and the books are 😂) so it was really nice getting to read this as if I were reading for the first time!City of Glass is definitely my fave The Mortal Instruments so far. A large part of tha...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    WOW. Don't mind me guys just feeling all da feels rn
  • Ashley Brooks
    Definitely the best one so far. Let's be real, I can't take another book of (view spoiler)[ this brother/sister drama. (hide spoiler)]
  • Vivianne
    5++++ stars!Okay I’m hooked. The previous books where good, but not spectacular and gripping like this one. It was everything I hoped it would be and I loved every single word in this. Some things broke my heart and others made me so intensely happy. The characters have grown so much, the amount of action in this book is insane, the plot was out of this world! I’m just going to sit here and listen the book all over again. Oh and cry. This is ...
  • BookishBoy
    HOLY COW, that was something. How can I explain this book?Imagine the perfect day at Disneyland: you buy merchandise of your favorite franchises, you take a bunch of pictures, you hang out with your best friends and family, and you get to eat your own weight in all different kinds of foods like ice cream, churros, and popcorn. But then you decide to ride on a rollercoaster. The deadliest rollercoaster known to mankind. Eating all those foods wasn...
  • Ali (Readaholic ∞)
    “Malachi scowled. "I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.""They didn't," Magnus said. "Your wards are down.""Really?" the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. "I hadn't noticed."Magnus looked concerned. "That's terrible. Someone should have told you." He glanced at Luke. "Tell him the wards are down.” That's a rather long quote, but I just love Magnus, he's amazing and definitely my favorite character in this se...
  • Emma Giordano
    hi i've obviously read this book a million times i'm just adding it to my "read" for this year
  • Amren's Wife Taylor
    A fabulous reread. This is probably the first genuinely 5 star novel of Cassie’s. City of Glass really doesn’t get enough credit. Where else to begin except to talk about Clary? She’ll be my icon forever, no matter how rash or impulsive she could be. But damn was she impulsive. Not that she was the only one who ran into things head first most of the time, but still. We had to see her learn the hard way to think things through. The really ha...
  • Afina
    5 BRILLIANT STARS I loved loved loved it! This is the 3rd installment of The Mortal Instruments series I've read and I loved it and enjoyed it. Got to admit, I read City of Bones then City of Ashes and those two didn't grip me as I hoped it would. Now I'm absolutely not regretting picking up the 3rd one! The first half of the book didn't grasp me as much as it did with the rest though, and I did fear it won't ever be. But boy was I wrong. I no...
  • May
    Una tercera parte MUCHO MEJOR que todas las novelas anteriores. Me ha gustado mucho Ciudad de cristal porque hay una evolución de los personajes muy marcada y porque me ha atrapado como no lo han hecho el resto de novelas que ya he leído de la saga.Me ha encantado el ritmo, los giros y el final que han tenido todos los personajes.¡YA ESTOY EN LA MITAD DE LA SAGA! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeei. Ahora voy a por Los orígenes 1!!