Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Mortal Instruments 3: Discover more secrets about the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons in the third book in the internationally bestselling series. Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders - or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: This edition contains a map and a new foreword by Cassandra Clare. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 40mm People who bought this also bought.
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Finally wakes up, thanks to Magnus. Acts as giant info dump. Wasn't really given a personality for a woman who escaped her abusive husband, lived in hiding, and raised one of the most self-centered people in the book. Mostly in the background even though he does all the political heavy lifting. They give Clary the credit. It's this guy who deserves it. Puts up with Clary's abhorrent behavior. Of all the people in this book, she deserved to give that brat a beat down. First wife of Jace's father. She's nice and supportive.
Too bad her writer doesn't pat people on the back who deserve it. Will the real Jonathan Morganstern please stand up? This psycho is the demon child of Jocelyn and Daddy V, which makes him Clary's real older brother. He was a better baddie than his father because he was scary. When a teenager beats a nine year old to death with a hammer, I admit I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.
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That's horror flick shit right there. Of course, Clare wouldn't know how to describe a creepy smile if she tried. She can't keep the damn similes off the end of the sentence to make it effective. And then there's the dark prince metaphor that Clare keeps using every time she writes about him from Clary's perspective. Here is the funny thing about dark princes, they are always bad, bad news. I'll list a few off the top of my head that quite a few people might know about: I don't think I have to explain this one to anyone who's seen the HBO series or read the books.
This pretty little blonde pre-teen puts Sebastian to shame in the violent-acts-that-make-people-squirm department. He beheads people left and right, has Sansa smacked around by his cronies, and likes it. That's all I can say. Another young psycho, except he has goals. There is nothing like someone who will do whatever they want to get what they want, and that includes raping women and blowing up whole freaking castles.
He also stabs his own men. This walking Death Star gets off eradicating entire civilizations. Beating on people excites him. He killed his childhood nanny - I mean body guard - because he suddenly became useless. Even after becoming the world's wealthiest trophy husband, he nuked half of a sold out stadium to get his rival to fight him after juicing up on black magic. So you can see why Clary's romanticized version of her "dark prince" immediately made me think, "He's evil!
No mental acrobatics will compensate for whatever goes on in that woman's head. Clare gave him a personality a little too late. It's book three, and we're just now finding out he's the well meaning, mad scientist type. Too bad the path to Hell is paved with good intentions, because that is where V is going to end up. When an angel looks at you and basically says, "You are not God, you cannot judge," then you know you're screwed. That's what happens to V, and I must say that I pitied him. It was almost sad, if a bit pathetic.
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I wanted to reach through the pages and say, "Dude, you messed up. Time to face the consequences. If Clare was capable of good character development, then he wouldn't have been made of cardboard for two books before finally being fleshed out. How do reader's connect with these characters? Hold on, I have to reboot my brain. I thought too hard again. Now, according the the little word-count limit in the corner, I don't have time for my little list of awful metaphors and a critique of Clare's writing in general.
If you care about those, you'll have to visit my blog. Or you can visit this review where they attempt to figure out the percentage of word count that the bad similes, just the similes, take up. And the review is funny. With the little time that I have, I'll just list some weak world building points that made me scratch my head: If the towers keep out demons, and Down-worlders have demon energies, then how come Down-worlders can get into Alicante? I'm probably thinking too hard about this one. It just keeps bothering me, especially since Sebastian was only part demon as well. Guns, cars, or any electronics don't work because of runes.
All of these things require a spark. So, do runes prevent the creation of a spark? If so, then that would make combustion impossible, or any standard heat source that uses fire or electricity. Clare writes it off saying no one knows why, but that's pretty lazy writing. I mean, they wouldn't be able to heat food.
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Even in Harry Potter there was a flying car. Then there was Clare's weapon knowledge. It's obvious she has no idea how they're even kept on the body. Every time she describes a Shadow-hunter, she says they have a belt with a bunch of weapons thrust through it. The position of the weapon on the body matters because that person has to draw it out in a battle. It needs to be easily accessible depending on the fighting style.
I guess no one uses a claymore. And if Izzy's whip is razor sharp, why does she loop it around her arm? It would cut her. Clare throws out fancy weapon names, but then fails to describe them. For a bunch of fighters, these Shadow-hunters come across as pretty inept when it comes to weapons. And as for the ending, it works. I just feel like it too long to get there. Anyway, I give this book 1. I thought about two, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. If everything sucked but the characters, than I would probably give it three.
But the characters is the series' biggest problem. The two main ones are just I'm going to find something better to do. If time is kind, maybe I'll forget I ever read this. View all 56 comments. Seriously one of the best books in the series, there's no doubt. Mar 15, Kiki rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm going to review this properly.
View all 18 comments. So I actually enjoyed this book and feel like I should have a ton to say, but first I'm taking a star off for the creepy little Lannister children and returning to that fun rant. I know I already went on about this in my review of the previous book, but let me reiterate: Like am I the only one who thinks being siblings is not some unfortunate barrier to overcome or a "forbidden" romance that heightens the So I actually enjoyed this book and feel like I should have a ton to say, but first I'm taking a star off for the creepy little Lannister children and returning to that fun rant.
Like am I the only one who thinks being siblings is not some unfortunate barrier to overcome or a "forbidden" romance that heightens the tension?? It's just a really odd writing choice. Like evidently Cassandra Clare thought this was a decent enough plot device that it could span THREE books to create an obstacle between these angsty lovers? It's weird , guys. Like this is some super romantic moment for Clary when Jace tells her: I should want to protect you In the grand scheme of things, how much can one night matter? No your logic does not work. And I know Alec and Jace aren't siblings by blood, but the story is constantly emphasizing how Jace is a Lightwood and Alec is his true brother because real family blah blah.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees this?! I get the feeling Clary and Jace are meant to seem like these super intense star-crossed lovers who could just tell they weren't siblings the whole time so screw everyone telling them otherwise And honestly, Clary has known everyone for just a few weeks. Exhibit A of instalove that needs to chill: The story itself was fun and I loved the new setting of Alicante. The writing in these books isn't super amazing, but it's fine. I mean, the attempts at foreshadowing are shoved in your face with zero subtlety and the plot twists are visible from pages away, but it's still fun.
The whole story sucks you in and flows well. And as far as characters go, I can tolerate Clary and Jace more now barely but still can't get a strong sense of most side characters.
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I'm super glad Isabelle stopped with the girl hate attitude too: These books are very stereotypically YA, so I'm really trying to let all of that slide and just take it for what it is. Like I wouldn't keep reading these books if I weren't mildly entertained by them, but I still can't help staring at the page sometime like "wtf is this.
View all 19 comments. I am absolutely speechless. City of Glass was indescribably epic. This was, hands down, my favorite book in the series so far.
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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. With that being said, I've official Wow. I'm curious as to what else Cassandra Clare has in store for us with the rest of series. I'm tired of the sulky, depressed Jace. You can never get enough of the king of sass. I can't wait to be introduced to a whole new set of characters in the Shadowhunter world! View all 13 comments.
Mar 17, P rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 likewise out of the shadow and does many things to possess the Shadowhunter world. So this book suprised me to no end with its attractiveness of the characters and great potential of the story.
Every turn is worth those minutes I spent. And the ending was beating my brain endlessly when something happened to those characters I loved. Plus I liked the direction of this book; I knew where I had to focus and where I had to let it slip since verything was clear from the first. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters. From the first sentences until the last, it kept my interest all the way.
View all 28 comments. Buddy read with The Salty One: 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 intense and I was there for it! The story really does 4 Stars! The story really does come together a lot more in this book, and it's main focus isn't on a love triangle this is one thing I really disliked about the first two books, because I love Simon as a character and in those books I wasn't a fan of him to say the least even though I knew I loved him later on but moving on.
Not only did we see less of this, but more of Alec, Izzy and Magnus! We see the friendships become stronger between all of the characters and I enjoyed this aspect much much more! Not only this but we got new and exciting characters, we had Sebastian dun dun dun! Is it wrong that I secretly like him? I mean everyone loves a bad character right? Not only this, but we get to see Aline again and the fact that she wasn't really into Jace just makes me laugh thinking what's to come but secretly crying inside because anything TDA related hurts my heart because they're all too precious for this world.
One of the things I also don't like is Clary as a character, I think she's a marmite character, you either like her or you don't and I'm not a fan, I think because she's a know-it-all and always thinks she knows best when this isn't the case. I just can't be doing with her. I wanted more of the battle, but at the same time, the snippets we did see were very enjoyable and I liked the coming together of the shadowhunters and downworlders, I mean who can deny that?!
This time around we got so much backstory, and it was worth the wait, I loved the way in which it was told, we got Angels, deceit, parents?! Overall, I did enjoy this, like I said it's not my favourite of the series, but still enjoyable. I can't wait to continue on with the re-read, this is probably a hot mess, butttttt this is what happens when I leave my reviews so late D: View all 5 comments.
Oct 29, Chris Horsefield rated it it was amazing. 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 obvious from the first chapter. I noticed that ano I couldn't have asked for a better ending. 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. View all 4 comments. The pacing was better than the first two books, the character development was delightful, and all of the delicious angst and romance and fighting that Cassie writes so well was present and accounted for. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has.
Someone should have told you. My god, I know I rambled about him forever in my review for Ashes, too, but I just love this weird little fabulous warlock so much. Plus, the development in his romance with a certain Shadowhunter? Possibly with a variety of weapons. View all 27 comments. Mar 28, Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it liked it. Don't mind me guys just feeling all da feels rn.
View all 3 comments. Mar 17, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Continuing my buddy reread with Beth! City of Glass is definitely my fave The Mortal Instruments so far. Even though one love triangle ending led to the start of a new one, but that one is easier for me to handle I think one of the main reasons that I love these books so much is that Clare does such an excellent job building the Shadowhunter world, and this book was no exception.
I love that we finally get to see Idris in this book. I forgot that we see Aline for the first time in this book, and I also forgot just how much I hate love Sebastian. He's definitely one of my fave characters in the series. As far as other characters grow, Alec and Izzy are still my faves in the series Magnus is up there too! And even characters that I didn't like as much in earlier books are growing on me I knew I fell in love with Simon at one point!
Clary is still as impulsive and reckless as ever, but she's coming more into herself and where she stands with the rest of the shadowhunters, so I really liked getting to see her transformation. And Jace is still super angsty but I love him anyway lol. This book would have been the perfect ending to the series, but I understand her releasing the other books.
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I am looking forward to rereading them as well where I will once again be confused because the TV show is up to the 4th book now lol as we slowly get closer to the release of QOAAD! Can it just be December already?! Jul 28, kazually rated it did not like it Shelves: Jul 16, Ashley Brooks rated it really liked it Shelves: Definitely the best one so far. May 09, Vivianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: The previous books where good, but not spectacular and gripping like this one. It was everything I hoped it would be and I loved every single word in this. Some things broke my heart and others made me so intensely happy.
The characters have grown so much, the amount of action in this book is insane, the plot was out of this world! This is going to be on my favorites list!!!! Listened to the audiobook. Start of the book 5,0 stars The start of this book was so good. I finally got to see Idris and Alicante!! Something I was looking forward to from book one.
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The amount of action from page one was so insane. The new characters that where introduced where interesting and I was so happy I decided to listen to this book right after City of Ashes. It is so easy to follow and to understand.
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I love that other languages also play a part in it. It was just perfect! The humor in this is absolutely fantastic. The world building 5,0 stars Was sooooo soooooo good. Alicante is amazing and Idris even more. But also the demons where made so good and creepy. In my opinion she has matured a great deal and I started to really like her here.
Like for example with her mom, she did everything to wake her up, then her mom stands in front of her and she starts screaming at her and then runs away! These where things that got me super frustrated while reading, so it made me so happy that the story was told from multiple perspectives. Other characters 5,0 stars OMG this squad is slowly starting to become my favorite. They are just so fierce and I love the friendships and relations that are build. But also the other characters, the new once in Idris, where amazing.
I also really liked Sebastian, he was everything I wanted from a villain and he had me fooled for a while! It is super hard to write a book with romance everybody loves. And Cassandra just nailed it here. The amount of couples I ship in this book is just crazy. Clace Malec Sizzy Plot 5,0 stars The plot was so fast and there was so much action and I loved it and ahhhh!!! But also who Sebastian appeared to be! I did suspect it because there were some hints in the previous books but how everything turned out with the angel and demon blood was absolutely fantastic!
Just how everything came together was so amazing. And then I mean all the characters and every single downwolder that fighted together!
The ending 5,0 stars The ending was super satisfying. I loved that Cassandra took the time to properly conclude this series with a feast and to still have a little party. I hope I will love them as much as I loved this! How can I explain this book? Imagine the perfect day at Disneyland: But then you decide to ride on a rollercoaster. The deadliest rollercoaster known to mankind. Eating all those foods wasn't a great choice: When the ride is over you fall into a pool of hot lava from the depths of hell, with Satan laughing at your suffering.
Suddenly that great day of fun and games turned out to have so much trauma and pain. That's City Of Glass. City Of Glass was so crazy. I loved all the twists and turns, I loved to guess what would happen next, and I loved to see how some characters grew since City Of Bones. Simon stops being such a whiny and helpless loser who only accompanied the gang because of his friendship with Clary to a more confident, determined and vampire-ish persona.
Clary also stops being so full of self doubt and lack of will to do what it takes to protect the people she loves. Now she fights, she stands up for herself, and she proves that she is indeed a shadowhunter. I can't wait to see how Clary will be when she's trained. Jace had more complexity and mental struggles in this book, and that will certainly affect his character in the future, so I'm excited to see it. Definitely my favorite book in this series. Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: View all 11 comments. City of Glass [Dec 5, ] 1 3 Aug 30, Here's my official bio: Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction.
We know that this is a very difficult time for you and we appreciate everything you do for us. That being said, WOW the wicked ones was so good!! I guess what i want to know is: Where she came from and why she did the things she did? Aw, Robin and I are so pleased you liked it! Nobody else ever got the chance to really know her. She also never got the chance to be a mom: Evil often brings injustice with it, and there are too many women who rest in forgotten tombs: Only you know her secrets. That said, Jem is able to tell Jace a little.
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