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, Romance

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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Burning Rose (Jess)
    5/5 stars.Best book so far in the series.Although I didn’t find time to read (I hate you, university), I did it pretty quickly. I couldn't put the book out of my hands (even tho I had to), it was excellent. I had bits of suspense, curiosity, even nerves.Finally the characters I love have received the attention they deserve. But come on, why was Cassandra Clare waiting for the third book? Izzy, Alec and Simon were amazing. Although there wasn’...
  • Caz (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.
  • jessica
    reasons i have continued this series:- gotta do it before i can read 'the infernal devices,' which i have been told is life affirming.- gotta do it before i can meet will herondale.- gotta do it because im a perfectionist who hates quitting things.NOT reasons i have continued this series:- because i am head over heels in love with it.i sighed so hard after finishing this book that, i swear, it was heard across the world. why am i not loving this ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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!
  • Melanie
    1.) City of Bones 2.) City of Ashes Friends, I did it! I read the whole trilogy! Over a decade late, but aren’t you proud? And more importantly, I can finally move on to TID with Clockwork Angel! And I am so hyped, because I know this is the start of the series that you all really love! And I hope I do, too! And I got really excited seeing some names that I’ve vaguely seen you all scream about! “Each tomb looked like a little house; some ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I really enjoyed the wrap up of this "phase" of The Mortal Instruments. I had heard varied opinions on the ending, how some people felt the pay off didn't hold a candle to the amount of detailing and set up required to get there, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, probably because I was expecting (view spoiler)[a long, drawn out battle (hide spoiler)] but instead we get (view spoiler)[a satisfying dressing down of Valentine. I mean seriously, when Razi...
  • 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...
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionActual Rating: 3.75 stars“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but it’s the way you live your life that matters.” I finished my first CC trilogy, I am proud of myself and I am not disappointed. If she keeps getting better then I am pretty sure she will have a spot among my fav authors soon. There is something strange ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    Seriously one of the best books in the series, there's no doubt.
  • Kiki
    I'm going to review this properly.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    #1 City of Bones #2 City of Ashes #3 City of Glass #4 City of Fallen Angels #5 City of Lost Souls #6 City of Heavenly Fire A lot of people told me that the series picked up with book three, and I have to say that those people were absolutely right—this was an easy 4.5-star read and I almost rounded up to 5, even. The pacing was better than the first two books, the character development was delightful, and all of the delicious angst and romance ...
  • 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...
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    “you could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.” july 2019:thank you, city of glass gods, for helping me get out of my reading slump that lasted for two whole months and almost killed me. though that also took a bit, because the first third ish of this book is quite slow but once it picks up! man! the second half is soo incredibly good. it’s super fast paced, the character development is beautiful, the conflicts and re...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    WOW. Don't mind me guys just feeling all da feels rn
  • Emma Giordano
    hi i've obviously read this book a million times i'm just adding it to my "read" for this year
  • Zoë
    So good, so very very good! My favorite book in the series so far! It was a surprisingly fast read when I was finally able to just sit down and read. It was such a satisfying ending as well and I can't wait until I get my hands on the next one!
  • kazually ♡
    anytime Clary and Jace are talkinghonestly everything about this book annoyed me so much. everyone seemed so stupid and useless and there were so many clues that they completely missed. (can i mention that the clues were really emphasized so it was like the book pretty much was telling me everything and i had to read like, 100 pages before the characters found out about it. was agony. also, everyone is really impulsive and it always ends up with ...
  • 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 that is...