City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass
by Cassandra Clare

Pages: 541
Release Date: 22 June 2009
Publisher: Walker
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Other books in series: City of Bones, City of Ashes & City of Fallen Angels
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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 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 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 new found 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
My Thoughts
The Mortal Instruments series is now one of my favourite series. I loved reading all the books. Though, so far City of Glass is by far the best. Clare is a great story teller. She really knows how to capture our attention, through all the action, romance and destruction. Some things were quite predictable but it didn't really matter. There were many things that left me intrigued and surprised.

City of Glass picks up where City of Ashes left off. Clary's mother is still in a coma and it's up to Clary to save her as she's the only one who knows how to. She then has to go to Idris. We've heard alot about Idris but not exactly experienced it properly so it was great to finally step inside the city. So many events then lead on from there entangled with so much fierceness. It's really awesome.

I love all the characters. I am now really attached to them. They are just so well written and so hard to dislike. Clary is continues to be a great heroine. Jace is still hot and annoying. And all the characters are just so awesome!

I savoured each word of the book. I didn't want it to end yet I wanted to desperately know how it would end. And when I did, I was not disappointed. I was more than happy. Everything ended how I always hoped it would. I just love this series. Thank God Clare decided to continue the series with City of Fallen Angels!


  1. Haha everyone oogles Jace :) Glad you liked the book!

  2. Jace is absurdly hot, but i think he wouldn't be as hot if he weren't infuriatingly annoying. They're somehow tied together. Don't forget to go read Jace's perspective of the manor makout. It', good. Really good. ;) Can't wait for your review of COFA.

  3. Nice review. I really liked this book too.

  4. I love this series too, I thought that City of Glass was the final book. I was pleasantly surprised and insanely happy for City of Fallen Angels, which has a crazy ending. I cannot wait for the next book. I am also really happy Jace won the Crush Tournament!

  5. Oh my gosh, I can't even tell you how much I love this series! It's definitely one of my favourites of all time. I think that City of Glass is the best too, especially because of the ending -- it made me really happy!

    I hope you like City of Fallen Angels just as much! There are definitely more twists and complications, but, well, you just really have to read it! :)

    Awesome review, Mia!

  6. I adored this series. I devoured every minute of it!! I just couldn't wait to finish it, then wanted to start all over again :)

  7. I was excited when I read the City of Ashes. I also thought that City of Glass was the final book of the series.

  8. City of Glass was my favourite as well - perfect amount of action and romance, and I loved the ending! I was a bit upset when it was announced there would be three more books in the series, but I've read CoFA and it was pretty good, so looking forward to it now. Glad you enjoyed this and I hope you like CoFA too! Great review :).

  9. Jace <3 I like Cith of fallen angels the best but the ending was unbelievable!

  10. omg I literally cannot wait to read this series!!! My brother has the first one and I have the first in the prequel series but I have to wait for him to finish the first one before I can steal it from him and read it!! But everyone has said only amazing things about it so I am so ecstatic to get my hands on it finally!!


  11. Everyone loves this series, how haven't I got to it yet? =(

  12. Nice review, I am so glad that Cassie decided to make another three books and the prequel. Have you read the Clockwork Angel? It´s pretty good too!


  13. Nice review, this series is amazing, i can wait for the next 3 books!

  14. I JUST picked up the 3 book box set last week. I am so looking forward to reading it! Thanks for your insights - I hope I love it as much as you do!!

  15. I'm not sure I want to read this review! I've only read the first book so far!:O


  16. It seems like EVERYONE has read this series! I feel so out of the loop! I read the first one a while ago and don't remember thinking much of it...maybe I will have to go back with open eyes???

  17. I loved this book! Can't wait for the next few, enjoyed your review :)

  18. Sounds like a great book and series! I love her covers, they are so rad!

  19. City of Glass has got to be the most EPIC book of the series. I just love Cassie Clare after reading City of Bones and by far this is her most brilliant book ever... not including the TID series but yeah... she is one author that I would definitely buy all of her books!


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