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Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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 Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters 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 third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don't miss the teaser from Clockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.

Topics: Urban, New York City, Adventurous, Suspenseful, Romantic, Heartfelt, Angsty, Dark, Trilogy, Vampires, Demons, Werewolves, Angels, Family, Love, Fairies, War, Friendship, Wizards, Immortality, Incest, Shapeshifting, Magical Creatures, Coming of Age, and Multiple Perspectives

Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books on
ISBN: 9781439158425
List price: $9.99
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Wow i couldn't put it down !! more
amazing story author does an amazing jobmore
This book will keep you on edge and possibly in tears- either from happiness or sadness.more
el mejor de la sagamore
Read this serious and we will be in a different,new,and amazing world more
I would be 100% okay if this particular story stopped hear. You can't write that beautiful ending twice! more
I enjoyed reading this series overall, but this was not my favorite of the three books in the trilogy.
I was disapointed because, while the first two books kept me guessing about what would happen next, I was able to predict every "twist" the plot took in this one.more
I enjoyed reading this series overall, but this was not my favorite of the three books in the trilogy.
I was disapointed because, while the first two books kept me guessing about what would happen next, I was able to predict every "twist" the plot took in this one.more
Enjoyed the trilogy a lot: pacy, good dialogue and characters, really draws you in. I like the fantasy world-building, which is coherently done. However, it doe end up all very One-True-Pairing for me: just about everyone ends up in a relationship and it does feel a bit over the top to me.more
It makes me really happy when a book goes in a direction that makes me happy! :)

So things happened that I totally expected and then there were things i was not expecting. Either way well done Cassandra Clare well done! Now I seem to be very obscure in what i am saying here but honestly it is the third book in the series, I don't want to spoil a single thing.

So this review is more of a WHY HAVEN'T YOU STOPPED READING THIS AND STARTED THE SERIES>

So obviously I am a little behind since this book came out a bit ago and in fact the next book is out already so I am done talking about awesome levels and am going to go read City of Fallen Angels :)more
It makes me really happy when a book goes in a direction that makes me happy! :)

So things happened that I totally expected and then there were things i was not expecting. Either way well done Cassandra Clare well done! Now I seem to be very obscure in what i am saying here but honestly it is the third book in the series, I don't want to spoil a single thing.

So this review is more of a WHY HAVEN'T YOU STOPPED READING THIS AND STARTED THE SERIES>

So obviously I am a little behind since this book came out a bit ago and in fact the next book is out already so I am done talking about awesome levels and am going to go read City of Fallen Angels :)more
I'd like to say I loved this book as much as the first book in this trilogy, but that would be a lie. This book suffers from poor editing. I feel like things were repeated over and over again, making the book two hundred pages too long. It felt long, which is never a good sign.

We get a decent ending to the story, though I can't say I've ever seen a 40 page epilogue before. Clary is as annoying as usual, Simon as as confused about his identity as usual, and Magnus saves the story yet again.

Even though this trilogy has issues, I think Clare does have a great character in the warlock Magnus and hopefully we'll see him again in a standalone.

Not my favorite trilogy, but a decent read, even though it could have been into a shorter novel.
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It was a satisfying end to a trilogy. I don't know how City of Glass can be better than it is. It's reminiscent of Yuyu Hakusho (what with the demon window opening in the sky and all), and Angel Sanctuary (what with the incest. when she mentioned Angel Sanctuary, i knew that was Cassy Clare's inspiration). Generally, the Mortal Instruments series gave me a feeling of nostalgia for anime.

What can I say? I just love anime, and I love Cassy Clare for loving anime.more
I thought City Of Glass was amazing, and by far the best in the series. Living in Ireland, I couldn't handle the wait for it. So I ordered it from America months ago, and paid ridiculous shipping charges because I seriously needed this book. I thought it was great- from start to finish. I'd certainly be anxious to read more from this author.more
I thought City Of Glass was amazing, and by far the best in the series. Living in Ireland, I couldn't handle the wait for it. So I ordered it from America months ago, and paid ridiculous shipping charges because I seriously needed this book. I thought it was great- from start to finish. I'd certainly be anxious to read more from this author.more
Well I called it. I called it the very second I reached the full stop at the end of the sentence in the first book where we "discover" that Jace and Clary are brother and sister. I don't even want to put this in spoiler tags because I can't believe anyone in the world was actually stupid enough to believe for one second that Cassandra Clare was a good enough author to make the incestuous relationship actually be true because we all knew there was no way in hell that it was ever going to be. We all knew it was just the author wasting our time with a book and a half on teenager angst.And let's all be honest here, the series should be over now. If Cassandra Clare had any of the grace Richelle Mead did the Jace/Clary trilogy would end here and we would continue the series with Simon going back to NYC. This is clearly where the series ends and yet it continues on anyway. My only hope is that with the horrible 'epic' romance out of the way we can finally have just a story with as much Simon time as possible. I've more or less gotten over hating Jace as a character and just hate how much of a clichefest he is but Simon remains the primary reason I keep reading these books. I just wish Mortal Instruments had ended as a nice trilogy so we could spin-off with Simon as our protagonist. He's clearly the most interesting person right now as a new vampire who can walk in daylight and has the actual Mark of Cain on his brow so I don't know how anyone else can compete. Having read the blurb for the next book though I have to wonder at our dear hack author rewriting his character so he's now two-timing his girlfriends.more
OH MY GOD! I think...no THIS is my favorite out of three! I loved it! Couldn't put it down! Finally! Jace and Clary together!“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.”I kind of had a feeling they couldn't be brother and sister. When Sebastian showed up, that's when I was 100% sure he was Valentines son.Because Jace was definitely not of demon blood, I mean c'mon we all know what an Angel he is;D A TOTALLY H-O-T-T Angel;DThis book made me laugh at times! I love Simone as a vampire! His relationship with Jace was hilarious! Alec and Magnusmore
OH MY GOD! I think...no THIS is my favorite out of three! I loved it! Couldn't put it down! Finally! Jace and Clary together!“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.”I kind of had a feeling they couldn't be brother and sister. When Sebastian showed up, that's when I was 100% sure he was Valentines son.Because Jace was definitely not of demon blood, I mean c'mon we all know what an Angel he is;D A TOTALLY H-O-T-T Angel;DThis book made me laugh at times! I love Simone as a vampire! His relationship with Jace was hilarious! Alec and Magnusmore
Most of this tale takes place in Idris, which is a nice change of scenery. Otherwise it's more or less more of the same: Valentine is evil, Jace and Clary are conflicted, Simon is awesome. I did have a couple of "noooo don't die" moments, even during those times when I knew that particular character could never in a million years get killed off, so that was refreshing. All in all, I really enjoyed this world and these characters. I know there are more books in this series, but this ended in a satisfying place.more
Most of this tale takes place in Idris, which is a nice change of scenery. Otherwise it's more or less more of the same: Valentine is evil, Jace and Clary are conflicted, Simon is awesome. I did have a couple of "noooo don't die" moments, even during those times when I knew that particular character could never in a million years get killed off, so that was refreshing. All in all, I really enjoyed this world and these characters. I know there are more books in this series, but this ended in a satisfying place.more
Thrilling right up to the last few chapters in which I got the feeling not unlike that which comes after a day of consuming only cotton candy and popcorn: a sensation of gluttony, guilt, and the yearning for it all to be over. A plot line dragged on too long? A character's short-sited choice? Twists arising too late in the game? I cannot say, but I'm going to let one this get out of my system before taking on any sequels or spin-offs.more
The third book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. Jace feels that his upbringing has created a part of him that embraces evil. He stays away from Clary and she has no idea why. Simon begins to realise what being a vampire means and wonders if he can keep up the pretence of being a normal 17 year old.A new dimension to the world of werewolves is added and the demonic threat is raised. The demon that clary faces at the end of the book is a little over the top and perhaps would have had more of an impact if she been a little more restrained in terms of the way she manifests herself. But all the vital ingredients of a teen supernatural romance.more
Thank you god they are not related is all I have to say. Also. Where was the epic battle? I wanted scenes from the epic battle.more
**WARNING: Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read City of Bones and City of Ashes**What would you be willing to do to save your mother? For Clary, it means going to the City of Glass. It is forbidden to come to the city uninvited. That is why Clary has agreed to talk to the Clave. Only Jace doesn’t want her to go. Recently, they found out that Clary and Jace were brother and sister. This put stress on them as they had romantic feelings toward one another. Clary is determined to make it to Alicante and does so through her own portal. She meets Luke’s sister, Amatis, when she saves Clary after an incident happens when she arrives. She stays with Amatis, who gives her clothes; Shadowhunter clothes that make her feel part of them.After a while, she meets Sebastian at the Penhallow’s House. Sebastian seems interested in helping Clary discover what she needs to in order to save her mother. While all this is happening, the threat of Valentine creating a Mortal War hangs over the City of Glass. Can the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders work together to win this war, or will Valentine be the winner? What will happen with Jace and Clary?This second book in The Mortal Instruments series is just as good as City of Bones. I like that it continues on the theme. I really like that I didn’t have to wait for the next book as they were already released. The story between Jace and Clary continues on in City of Glass and never failed to keep me interested in what was happening. I like how Clare switches between points of view in the books. It is easy to keep up with and you never feel like you are getting whiplash between the characters.more
**WARNING: Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read City of Bones and City of Ashes**What would you be willing to do to save your mother? For Clary, it means going to the City of Glass. It is forbidden to come to the city uninvited. That is why Clary has agreed to talk to the Clave. Only Jace doesn’t want her to go. Recently, they found out that Clary and Jace were brother and sister. This put stress on them as they had romantic feelings toward one another. Clary is determined to make it to Alicante and does so through her own portal. She meets Luke’s sister, Amatis, when she saves Clary after an incident happens when she arrives. She stays with Amatis, who gives her clothes; Shadowhunter clothes that make her feel part of them.After a while, she meets Sebastian at the Penhallow’s House. Sebastian seems interested in helping Clary discover what she needs to in order to save her mother. While all this is happening, the threat of Valentine creating a Mortal War hangs over the City of Glass. Can the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders work together to win this war, or will Valentine be the winner? What will happen with Jace and Clary?This second book in The Mortal Instruments series is just as good as City of Bones. I like that it continues on the theme. I really like that I didn’t have to wait for the next book as they were already released. The story between Jace and Clary continues on in City of Glass and never failed to keep me interested in what was happening. I like how Clare switches between points of view in the books. It is easy to keep up with and you never feel like you are getting whiplash between the characters.more
I have been entirely consumed by these books from Cassandra Clare. I admit, as for my review in City of Bones, I wasn't really into the story but after the City of Ashes, I was instantly hooked and City of Glass was not an exception, in fact, it's just getting better and better every page turned. It's fast-paced yet exhilarating. Clary's character has improved as she finds out more about herself and Jace's character also improves in a manner whereas he is not as cold as he was before even though in some parts of the book, he acts like an asshole. There was more emotion in this book than all the books before combined. Lots of losses and secrets being bared out to for everyone to see. Not to mention, the truth that I've been waiting for to resurface has finally come out and it's been like a splinter being pulled out. Some would say the story is predictable but I find it very enjoying when I try to predict and see if my prediction really comes through, usually it does and I think that's part of the experience. So the predictability of the story was not an issue. I had my share of squeals and fits throughout the story, because it really does consume you. From the first page to the last.more
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Wow i couldn't put it down !! more
amazing story author does an amazing jobmore
This book will keep you on edge and possibly in tears- either from happiness or sadness.more
el mejor de la sagamore
Read this serious and we will be in a different,new,and amazing world more
I would be 100% okay if this particular story stopped hear. You can't write that beautiful ending twice! more
I enjoyed reading this series overall, but this was not my favorite of the three books in the trilogy.
I was disapointed because, while the first two books kept me guessing about what would happen next, I was able to predict every "twist" the plot took in this one.more
I enjoyed reading this series overall, but this was not my favorite of the three books in the trilogy.
I was disapointed because, while the first two books kept me guessing about what would happen next, I was able to predict every "twist" the plot took in this one.more
Enjoyed the trilogy a lot: pacy, good dialogue and characters, really draws you in. I like the fantasy world-building, which is coherently done. However, it doe end up all very One-True-Pairing for me: just about everyone ends up in a relationship and it does feel a bit over the top to me.more
It makes me really happy when a book goes in a direction that makes me happy! :)

So things happened that I totally expected and then there were things i was not expecting. Either way well done Cassandra Clare well done! Now I seem to be very obscure in what i am saying here but honestly it is the third book in the series, I don't want to spoil a single thing.

So this review is more of a WHY HAVEN'T YOU STOPPED READING THIS AND STARTED THE SERIES>

So obviously I am a little behind since this book came out a bit ago and in fact the next book is out already so I am done talking about awesome levels and am going to go read City of Fallen Angels :)more
It makes me really happy when a book goes in a direction that makes me happy! :)

So things happened that I totally expected and then there were things i was not expecting. Either way well done Cassandra Clare well done! Now I seem to be very obscure in what i am saying here but honestly it is the third book in the series, I don't want to spoil a single thing.

So this review is more of a WHY HAVEN'T YOU STOPPED READING THIS AND STARTED THE SERIES>

So obviously I am a little behind since this book came out a bit ago and in fact the next book is out already so I am done talking about awesome levels and am going to go read City of Fallen Angels :)more
I'd like to say I loved this book as much as the first book in this trilogy, but that would be a lie. This book suffers from poor editing. I feel like things were repeated over and over again, making the book two hundred pages too long. It felt long, which is never a good sign.

We get a decent ending to the story, though I can't say I've ever seen a 40 page epilogue before. Clary is as annoying as usual, Simon as as confused about his identity as usual, and Magnus saves the story yet again.

Even though this trilogy has issues, I think Clare does have a great character in the warlock Magnus and hopefully we'll see him again in a standalone.

Not my favorite trilogy, but a decent read, even though it could have been into a shorter novel.
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It was a satisfying end to a trilogy. I don't know how City of Glass can be better than it is. It's reminiscent of Yuyu Hakusho (what with the demon window opening in the sky and all), and Angel Sanctuary (what with the incest. when she mentioned Angel Sanctuary, i knew that was Cassy Clare's inspiration). Generally, the Mortal Instruments series gave me a feeling of nostalgia for anime.

What can I say? I just love anime, and I love Cassy Clare for loving anime.more
I thought City Of Glass was amazing, and by far the best in the series. Living in Ireland, I couldn't handle the wait for it. So I ordered it from America months ago, and paid ridiculous shipping charges because I seriously needed this book. I thought it was great- from start to finish. I'd certainly be anxious to read more from this author.more
I thought City Of Glass was amazing, and by far the best in the series. Living in Ireland, I couldn't handle the wait for it. So I ordered it from America months ago, and paid ridiculous shipping charges because I seriously needed this book. I thought it was great- from start to finish. I'd certainly be anxious to read more from this author.more
Well I called it. I called it the very second I reached the full stop at the end of the sentence in the first book where we "discover" that Jace and Clary are brother and sister. I don't even want to put this in spoiler tags because I can't believe anyone in the world was actually stupid enough to believe for one second that Cassandra Clare was a good enough author to make the incestuous relationship actually be true because we all knew there was no way in hell that it was ever going to be. We all knew it was just the author wasting our time with a book and a half on teenager angst.And let's all be honest here, the series should be over now. If Cassandra Clare had any of the grace Richelle Mead did the Jace/Clary trilogy would end here and we would continue the series with Simon going back to NYC. This is clearly where the series ends and yet it continues on anyway. My only hope is that with the horrible 'epic' romance out of the way we can finally have just a story with as much Simon time as possible. I've more or less gotten over hating Jace as a character and just hate how much of a clichefest he is but Simon remains the primary reason I keep reading these books. I just wish Mortal Instruments had ended as a nice trilogy so we could spin-off with Simon as our protagonist. He's clearly the most interesting person right now as a new vampire who can walk in daylight and has the actual Mark of Cain on his brow so I don't know how anyone else can compete. Having read the blurb for the next book though I have to wonder at our dear hack author rewriting his character so he's now two-timing his girlfriends.more
OH MY GOD! I think...no THIS is my favorite out of three! I loved it! Couldn't put it down! Finally! Jace and Clary together!“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.”I kind of had a feeling they couldn't be brother and sister. When Sebastian showed up, that's when I was 100% sure he was Valentines son.Because Jace was definitely not of demon blood, I mean c'mon we all know what an Angel he is;D A TOTALLY H-O-T-T Angel;DThis book made me laugh at times! I love Simone as a vampire! His relationship with Jace was hilarious! Alec and Magnusmore
OH MY GOD! I think...no THIS is my favorite out of three! I loved it! Couldn't put it down! Finally! Jace and Clary together!“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.”I kind of had a feeling they couldn't be brother and sister. When Sebastian showed up, that's when I was 100% sure he was Valentines son.Because Jace was definitely not of demon blood, I mean c'mon we all know what an Angel he is;D A TOTALLY H-O-T-T Angel;DThis book made me laugh at times! I love Simone as a vampire! His relationship with Jace was hilarious! Alec and Magnusmore
Most of this tale takes place in Idris, which is a nice change of scenery. Otherwise it's more or less more of the same: Valentine is evil, Jace and Clary are conflicted, Simon is awesome. I did have a couple of "noooo don't die" moments, even during those times when I knew that particular character could never in a million years get killed off, so that was refreshing. All in all, I really enjoyed this world and these characters. I know there are more books in this series, but this ended in a satisfying place.more
Most of this tale takes place in Idris, which is a nice change of scenery. Otherwise it's more or less more of the same: Valentine is evil, Jace and Clary are conflicted, Simon is awesome. I did have a couple of "noooo don't die" moments, even during those times when I knew that particular character could never in a million years get killed off, so that was refreshing. All in all, I really enjoyed this world and these characters. I know there are more books in this series, but this ended in a satisfying place.more
Thrilling right up to the last few chapters in which I got the feeling not unlike that which comes after a day of consuming only cotton candy and popcorn: a sensation of gluttony, guilt, and the yearning for it all to be over. A plot line dragged on too long? A character's short-sited choice? Twists arising too late in the game? I cannot say, but I'm going to let one this get out of my system before taking on any sequels or spin-offs.more
The third book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. Jace feels that his upbringing has created a part of him that embraces evil. He stays away from Clary and she has no idea why. Simon begins to realise what being a vampire means and wonders if he can keep up the pretence of being a normal 17 year old.A new dimension to the world of werewolves is added and the demonic threat is raised. The demon that clary faces at the end of the book is a little over the top and perhaps would have had more of an impact if she been a little more restrained in terms of the way she manifests herself. But all the vital ingredients of a teen supernatural romance.more
Thank you god they are not related is all I have to say. Also. Where was the epic battle? I wanted scenes from the epic battle.more
**WARNING: Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read City of Bones and City of Ashes**What would you be willing to do to save your mother? For Clary, it means going to the City of Glass. It is forbidden to come to the city uninvited. That is why Clary has agreed to talk to the Clave. Only Jace doesn’t want her to go. Recently, they found out that Clary and Jace were brother and sister. This put stress on them as they had romantic feelings toward one another. Clary is determined to make it to Alicante and does so through her own portal. She meets Luke’s sister, Amatis, when she saves Clary after an incident happens when she arrives. She stays with Amatis, who gives her clothes; Shadowhunter clothes that make her feel part of them.After a while, she meets Sebastian at the Penhallow’s House. Sebastian seems interested in helping Clary discover what she needs to in order to save her mother. While all this is happening, the threat of Valentine creating a Mortal War hangs over the City of Glass. Can the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders work together to win this war, or will Valentine be the winner? What will happen with Jace and Clary?This second book in The Mortal Instruments series is just as good as City of Bones. I like that it continues on the theme. I really like that I didn’t have to wait for the next book as they were already released. The story between Jace and Clary continues on in City of Glass and never failed to keep me interested in what was happening. I like how Clare switches between points of view in the books. It is easy to keep up with and you never feel like you are getting whiplash between the characters.more
**WARNING: Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read City of Bones and City of Ashes**What would you be willing to do to save your mother? For Clary, it means going to the City of Glass. It is forbidden to come to the city uninvited. That is why Clary has agreed to talk to the Clave. Only Jace doesn’t want her to go. Recently, they found out that Clary and Jace were brother and sister. This put stress on them as they had romantic feelings toward one another. Clary is determined to make it to Alicante and does so through her own portal. She meets Luke’s sister, Amatis, when she saves Clary after an incident happens when she arrives. She stays with Amatis, who gives her clothes; Shadowhunter clothes that make her feel part of them.After a while, she meets Sebastian at the Penhallow’s House. Sebastian seems interested in helping Clary discover what she needs to in order to save her mother. While all this is happening, the threat of Valentine creating a Mortal War hangs over the City of Glass. Can the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders work together to win this war, or will Valentine be the winner? What will happen with Jace and Clary?This second book in The Mortal Instruments series is just as good as City of Bones. I like that it continues on the theme. I really like that I didn’t have to wait for the next book as they were already released. The story between Jace and Clary continues on in City of Glass and never failed to keep me interested in what was happening. I like how Clare switches between points of view in the books. It is easy to keep up with and you never feel like you are getting whiplash between the characters.more
I have been entirely consumed by these books from Cassandra Clare. I admit, as for my review in City of Bones, I wasn't really into the story but after the City of Ashes, I was instantly hooked and City of Glass was not an exception, in fact, it's just getting better and better every page turned. It's fast-paced yet exhilarating. Clary's character has improved as she finds out more about herself and Jace's character also improves in a manner whereas he is not as cold as he was before even though in some parts of the book, he acts like an asshole. There was more emotion in this book than all the books before combined. Lots of losses and secrets being bared out to for everyone to see. Not to mention, the truth that I've been waiting for to resurface has finally come out and it's been like a splinter being pulled out. Some would say the story is predictable but I find it very enjoying when I try to predict and see if my prediction really comes through, usually it does and I think that's part of the experience. So the predictability of the story was not an issue. I had my share of squeals and fits throughout the story, because it really does consume you. From the first page to the last.more
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