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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (2009)

by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Mortal Instruments (3), Shadowhunters (2.3)

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Satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. It's a really exciting and fun series, if you can't get over some of the character issues. If you are at all conservative, this story is not for you. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 9, 2014 |
This is the third book of a planned trilogy, which has now expanded to six books. In this installment, we finally get to spend time in Idris, rather than just glimpsing it through mirrors and Portals.

With her mother still in a magically induced coma, Clary discovers that the answers she needs to wake her are in Alicante, capital of the Shadowhunter other-world of Idris, so she makes plans for a short trip there. The Nephilim have also been called back to Alicante to address the problems posed by Valentine, until recently assumed dead.

Meanwhile, Valentine has also turned his attention to Idris; he is proceeding with his plan to gain control of all 3 mortal instruments sacred to the Nephilim, in order to help him in his goal to rid the worlds of Downworlders (half-humans like vampires and werewolves, and faeries). The only slim chance the Shadowhunters have of defeating his army of demons - anathaema to both Nephilim and Downworlders - is to join forces. But can they overcome their centuries-ingrained prejudices against each other in time?

I'm still enjoying this series, though perhaps the ending was a little neat and it was possible not as much fun (though still good) as the two previous books set in New York. It's full of teenage angst and quips, and I must admit I was getting a bit annoyed with Clary in the first third of the book.

Alicante and Idris were interesting, though I had trouble placing them in time; they seemed essentially medieval, with witchlight torches instead of fire or even electricity, but with one or two time anomalies.

I've only just realised that there are another 3 books to this 'trilogy', though they aren't in my library. I think it's worth looking for them to carry on reading this series sometime in the future.

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  humouress | Jul 6, 2014 |
The third installment of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series proved to be okay, but not great. ( )
  Debra_Armbruster | Jun 13, 2014 |
This book is the best book in the series so far the plot was really good. However in my opinion Clary is a little immature and childish. *SPOILER ALERTS* To think about this more deeply at the time Clary and Jace doesn't know that they are not brother and sister and they still kissed each other. Secondly why would Sebastian kiss his own sister if he knows that Clary is his sister? And most surprisingly a demon is raping a shadow hunter. Also the forth book get much weirder than this. ( )
  jennywulove | Jun 2, 2014 |
loving this series so far! Very well planned and executed, the world is set up very well. some character flaws and general stuff associated with YA fiction being it down to four stars but really over all it's very hard to put down and a fun world to escape to. ( )
  Carly_Crosby | May 19, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cassandra Clareprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, RussellCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, NatalieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosamilia, Mikesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The cold snap of the previous week was over; the sun was shining brightly as Clary hurried across Luke's dusty front yard, the hood of her jacket up to keep her hair from blowing across her face.
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Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.… (more)

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