City of GlassAudiobook CD - 2009
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In the third book of the Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends travel to Idris, the country that is the ancient home of the Shadowhunters. The Clave is meeting to discuss the growing problem with Valentine's revolution and Clary seeks the remedy to her mother's magical coma. Even mor... Read More »
JCLRoxanneK Apr 17, 2013
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 ... Read More »
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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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Jace: "You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me."
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
Clary: "But I don't want anything else in the world."
"You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?"
"A long one?"
"I am a man--and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone, woman, and bring me something brown."
-Jace Lightwood/Herondale/Wayland/(Morgenstern)...Who knows how many last names he has?
Malachi: "I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane."
Magnus: "They didn't. Your wards are down."
The Consul's voice dripped sarcasm.
Malachi: "Really? I hadn't noticed."
Magnus: "That's terrible. Someone should have told you."
He glanced at Luke.
Magnus: "Tell him the wards are down."
"I wouldn't cut you out of my life, Clary, any more than I would cut off my right hand and give it to someone as a Valentine's Day gift."
This is what Jace and Sebastian say in Romanian:
Jace: "Why do you think I was listening to your conversation?"
Sebastian: "You've been watching me since I got here. I can't tell if you don't like me or if you're just this suspicious of everybody."
"And quit baring your fangs at me. It's making me nervous." "Good," Simon said. "If you want to know why, it's because you smell like blood." "It's my cologne. Eau de Recent Injury."- Simon and Jace
"There is no denying it Clary. I love you. I will love until the day I die, and I there is a life after that, I'll love you then." -Jace Lightwood
"Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin"-
26 “Here is what these words mean:
Mene[e]: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
27 Tekel[f]: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
28 Peres[g]: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Daniel 5: 26- 28
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This is the third book of the Mortal Instruments series. In this installment Jace has to see Clary as his sister and nothing more.As well an old friend of Joceyln Madeleine is under a spell Clary must save her!
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 obvious from the first chapter.
I noticed that another review stated that she wished Clary and Jace hadn't have been as close as they were until they knew the truth about not being related, but I have to disagree. Clary was the only person in the world that made Jace feel like he belonged and she was the only person he belonged to and the fact that she didn't turn away from him when he told her that he loved her probably meant more to him than her waiting until she knew the truth to love him back the same way. He had resigned himself to love her always, no matter what, and I'm glad that he got to know that she had resigned herself to the same fate.
Cassandra Clare works magic with this novel. The excitement begins on the first page and doesn't stop until the final sentence. She brings everything full circle for a completely satisfying ending - even though fans would be more than happy to read about these beloved characters forever, I know I will miss them.
I look forward to seeing some of the characters from this series in her new series "The Clockwork Angel"