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City of Glass

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City of Glass

Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (501 Bewertungen)
Länge:
647 Seiten
10 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Mar 24, 2009
ISBN:
9781439158425
Format:
Buch

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The third book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series dives into the City of Glass as Clary travels to the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters in hopes of saving her mother. It's against the law for her to even be in the city without permission, and she quickly discovers that Jace doesn't want her there, and Simon is in prison because the Shadowhunters can't trust a vampire who can go into the sunlight.

Clary struggles to save her mother and begins to discover new things about her family, secrets that she never even knew were out there. When she catches word that Valentine is collecting all of his strength against the Shadowhunters in hopes of destroying them once and for all, Clary must get the Shadowhunters and the Downlanders to work together, or none of them will survive.

As Jace realizes his true feelings for Clary, he must help her harness her new powers in hopes of saving everyone they love and the entire city.

Freigegeben:
Mar 24, 2009
ISBN:
9781439158425
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium with Holly Black. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.


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  • (4/5)
    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.4 stars
  • (4/5)
    Say this for the Mortal Instruments: it progressively gets better as it goes along. I'll be looking forward to Clare's next book!
  • (4/5)
    Besides some of the squicky parts it all rights itself in the end. I have to say I like who Simon grew into! And I couldn't stand the whiny boy he was before.
  • (4/5)
    This series keeps getting better and better as I go along. The first book was good, the second was fine but this one sucked me in so fast and so far that I lost track of time and when I wasn't reading, I couldn't wait to get back to the characters. I even stayed up late on a Tuesday night to finish because I couldn't put it down. You learn a lot about the characters in this book. You learn more about Jace's background and history, who he really is, what happened to him and Clary as babies. There is also an epic battle. This was supposed to be the third book of a trilogy and it feels like a wrap-up of the story but apparently the author had more to say. I'm fine with that, I wasn't ready to let them go. I highly recommend this series and I highly recommend you read them back-to-back. This has become one of my favorite series in this genre.
  • (5/5)
    This was definitely my favorite book so far in the series. This one started off with action and never slowed down. It was the most exciting.I liked learning more about Luke and meeting his sister. I know there was not much to it, but I still enjoy learning more about all of the characters in general.The brother and sister love was over the top! I know the relationship building between Jace and Clary was important, but I wish they would have known they were not related instead of playing more into the incest issues. I am liking the Simon and Elizabeth romance. I want to see Simon end up with someone.Sebastian! I know so many people loved him, and I do love what he brings to the story. But, man! I hated Sebastian. Overall, I am happy I have continued the series, and I am ready for the next one!
  • (5/5)
    City Of Glass was perfect. I couldn't have hoped for a better conclusion to the Mortal Instruments series. I have the tendency to figure out important plot-twists in stories extremely early, and a lot of times, it takes away from the experience. However, in this case, even though I figured out so much so early, I was still completely enthralled in this book.
  • (5/5)
    Clary is hoping to get in to Idris to talk to a warlock who can help wake up her mother. But Jace has other plans, and Simon winds up coming along instead. Idris is going through troubled times and it looks as if Valentine may destory them all. An alliance with the downworlders may be there only hope.This was even better than the first two! It was packed with action and loads of twists and turns. Surprising and satisfying.
  • (4/5)
    This was the 3rd and last book in the Immortal Instruments trilogy. It was the most predictable of the three books on some of the plot lines, but I'm glad I read it.
  • (5/5)
    This was the book of the trilogy I enjoyed the most. The characters did seem to grow and the story continued to twist and turn. During a visit to the Shadowhunters' home land, a war breaks out as Valentine continues his quest to control and "purify" the shadowhunters from the influence of downworlders. Jace and Clary continue to figure out their relationship and other conflicts that have arisen in earlier books are resolved and further developed.
  • (4/5)
    Left me wanting more. Maybe not just the storyline of Jace and Clary but her Shadowhunter world.
  • (4/5)
    Before I started reading The Mortal Instruments series, I heard that City of Glass was the best book of the three. After reading them all, I find I agree. That doesn’t mean, however, that I didn’t have issues with certain aspects of the book.I felt like the pacing was exactly right in this book. There weren’t parts I was drudging through just to get to the next chapter. This is the only book of the series where I felt that I couldn’t read fast enough to find out what would happen next.The introduction of new characters worked, not only as necessary plot devices, but also as well-written characters. Sebastian, whose role seemed obvious to me almost from his introduction, was captivating. He was charming in the way that I think Jace was intended to be in City of Bones, even though I didn’t find him particularly charming myself. I’m also glad that we finally get Clary’s mom’s story in this book. For some reason I felt like Magnus Bane almost stole the whole show, though he wasn't markedly different in this book than the others. And the good news, without giving anything away, is that my sideways glances to this book in reference to the Clary/Jace storyline were for naught. My problem, though, was that this group of teenagers figures out something that the Clave hasn’t figured out in all its years of existence, when it was glaringly obvious. It seemed improbable to me that not one person could figure out this mystery.Overall, I’m satisfied with the way the storyline with Valentine was resolved. Though the end itself wasn’t exactly surprising, there were enough twists and turns in the plot to keep things interesting. I’m glad that I took the time to read the books, and I’ll pick up book number four when it comes out. I also look forward to The Infernal Devices series, a companion series to The Mortal Instruments.
  • (3/5)
    This book really wasn't a page turner. In fact reading it felt like a chore. The third installment of the Mortal Instruments series is the weakest one by far. The previous books were fast paced and fun. In City of Glass the author relies on melodrama and exposition, and especially the first two parts are a drag to get through. The third part is slightly more gripping (yet predictable), and in the last pages of the book the characters seem to even get back the snark that is missing for over 450 pages.I wish I could like this book, but I'm just disappointed.
  • (5/5)
    The conclusion to the Mortal Instruments trilogy - not a good place to start the series.Jace and Clary are still star-crossed not-quite lovers. Believing you're in love with your brother/sister is bad enough, but there are still a few dark secrets yet to be revealed. If the DownWorlders and the ShadowHunters can't learn to work together the world as we know it is going to end - possibly even if they do. Sacrifices, deaths, and a brief but bloody battle leading up to a mostly happy ending.
  • (5/5)
    An epic finale to a brilliant series. Of course, it's not really the end - more books follow on, but thus does bring the Mortal Instruments trilogy to a satisfying conclusion that means you no longer need to read more - except that you've grown so fond of the characters that you want to. And thus, soon, I will.

    Certainly, some of the developments feel a little convenient, but then again, there is a fair amount of foreshadowing in the earlier books - enough to show that Clare did not just wuss out and give us the more pleasing ending.

    Also, Simon is awesome. When will people realise that a somewhat geeky fellow with a sense of humour is far better relationship material than the brooding and haunted?
  • (3/5)
    Plotwise this story was an improvement over the last two installments, however the heavily implied incest bothered me quite a bit. It was obvious that Clary and Jace weren’t related as a romantic relationship between siblings likely would not be permissible in a mainstream YA novel, so the whole thing just felt cheap. And if Jace’s lineage changes one more time, I may have to kill him simply to do away with the nuisance and the headache. Imagine if Lucas had the iconic “No, I am your father” scene in Empire Strikes Back, on to start off Return of the Jedi with no he’s not – half an hour later, yes he is – half an hour later, he is but… It’s just stupid and ridiculous.
  • (5/5)
    A fanominal book one of the greatest books I have even read. The author keeps you guessing at every turn. The nonstop action drama and the ocastional humor makes this a great book for any kid age 13 or higher.Warning: this book does contain some adult themes at some parts.
  • (4/5)
    You know the old adage 'Too many books, not enough time'. My nightstand is overflowing with wonderful books that I really do want to read, so why do I spend the time reading this? It's fluffy, and in some ways, I'm embarrassed that I did read this series. But the books are addicting, the plot is good, the world is amazing, and like many guilty pleasures, they are hard to resist. So definitely something fun to read or listen to. My one complaint (and it's a big one) is that this series is targeted to young adult and all the main characters are teenagers, with raging teenage hormones. The constant angst over 'do I love him or not', 'will he kiss me or more?', 'his body is so hot, but I mus resist' really grates on my nerves. Stopping here on this series although there are 3 more books ... and really would love to know this series ends.
  • (5/5)
    I can't believe I finished this. Its such a shock to me that I actually finished this book. And all I can think now is Damn! I need the next book. Why is it coming out in April? Why? And why do we all have to wait for the last two books as well? A year is WAY too long a wait for me so the last one better be the best!Clary's back again and raising hell alongside sexy not-really-her brother Jace! I literally jumped up cheering when I read the moment of truth that we were all waiting for. The only reason I'm disappointed they're not related is because now Jace can no longer be mine :(. I liked how at first, the two started off with a rocky relationship that gradually passed over. I mean, it took some time which they obviously needed. And now they can finally be together!But I have to say, I cheered even more when Alec made out with Magnus in front of EVERYONE. Seriously, if Jace noticed that these two had problems to work out, then that's just sad. It made me really happy to see Alec mature and finally admit to himself and his family that he's gay and he's in LOVE with Magnus Bane. They are the cutest couple ever and one of my favorite couples ever!Simon wasn't annoying in this book. I am happy to say that. Being a vampire made his personality WAY more enjoyable. One thing that did kind of bug me was how at the end, Jace and Simon admitted they were friends. I mean, I loved the love-hate relationship between them. They knew they were friends, they didn't need to say it out loud. I honestly hope this doesn't ruin their bantering.The one moment that honestly killed me was reading that Max died. That was simply killer. To me, I felt that this was a useless death. It wasn't necessary, yet it happened anyway. I still don't understand why he died, it doesn't make sense and it made me very depressed.The ending was a little cliche for me but I pretty much liked how things wrapped up. I'm so anxious to get the fourth book City of Fallen Angels but in the meantime, I'll be reading Clockwork Angel to pass the time. So far, the prequel seems great. Great job Cassandra Clare, for your work on this magnificent series.Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
  • (5/5)
    There aren't words to describe how I feel about this book. It's just....I can't even. I just. I LOVE IT A LOT. Perhaps my favorite thing, when it comes to the writing style, is how successfully Clare shifts from one person's point of view to another. Even characters that might be considered minor get their share of time in the spotlight. It's wonderful, because there's so much DEPTH to all these characters. So much depth and so much growth, even just in this one book. The characters change almost imperceptibly as you read, but by the time you get to the end of the book, and you think back to the beginning of not just this book, but the beginning of the series? It's AMAZING. Also, I just really really want for Jace to exist and be in my life....just saying.
  • (4/5)
    I have to say that I really hope that is not the last book. Although after three books, the girl gets the guy, they kill the villan, they save the world, and everyone is happy. Or are they? The last chapter started a whole new set of questions after I thouht everything was answered and then it reminded me of other things from the first book- Can I just say that this series of books is like a strange gulty pleasure for me. You have to read all the bookd from begining to end, because Clare does none of the recaping that a lot of authors do. The action and fight scenes are great, but I do find that sometimes the explaination of the "love" is just a bit much. I know that they are angels they may "feel" more intensely, but it just lasts a little long, thats all.Other than that, it was a great book, and left me wanting more.
  • (4/5)
    City of Glass is definitely the best book in the series. It was finally the kind of storyline that made it impossible to put the book down.To me, City of Glass seemed different, because the focus shifted from Clary to other characters, which finally gave the reader an opportunity to get to know them better. Reading this book, and letting my mind wander to the first two, I realized how those characters have grown. I got to see more of Simon, Jace, and even Isabelle's inner struggles, which was a nice change. Can't say anything about Clary, though - it seems to me that she stayed exaclty as she was, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.All that is good, but for the world of me, I cannot fathom WHY oh why is there a 4th book (and so on)?
  • (5/5)
    Wow! This 3rd installment in the series is the best so far. It was action-packed, with some significant story development. Now, onto #4! :)
  • (3/5)
    Some of this story was infuriating as well as confusing. There was plenty of action, angst, romance, death and conspiracy. My favorite writing cocktail.There's not much to say that hasn't been mentioned in other reviews but I will say that despite the fact the whining of the hero and heroine drove me batty, I still enjoy this series and will continue on to book #4.
  • (4/5)
    This book does tie up the events of the series well, but there are definitely openings for another book or series with the same characters, which disappoints me in one way, but in another way makes me happy. I definitely cared for these characters a lot, and was glad to see that they survived this battle mostly intact. However, I am tired of series going on and on. And I noticed that Clare has some written tics that drive me a little crazy - like always seeing something behind their eyes as a clue that this person is not what they seem. All in all, I did love Clary and Jace, and knew that they could not be brother and sister, although after awhile in this book I wasn't so sure. And the twist, when it came, was something I partially suspected. I do like how this book brought all of the characters together in some pretty big changes. And I liked that not everything was easy for the characters - there were some hard choices to make too. Good final book, although I thought with a little editing it might have been made tighter.
  • (2/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book in the series. I loved the plot and the continuous action and love being balanced out perfectly. Would recommend to anyone.
  • (4/5)
    Say this for the Mortal Instruments: it progressively gets better as it goes along. I'll be looking forward to Clare's next book!
  • (4/5)
    The third book in the Mortal Instruments series. Sixteen year old Clary must travel to the City of Glass, ancestral home of the Shadowhunters who are about to decide if they will fight Valentine with the vampires, werewolves and other Downworlders. Jace and Clary are both torn by what they think is their incestuous love and Simon is adjusting to his new vampire status. An entertaining series for teens.
  • (2/5)
    This third installment really just follwed the same plotline as the earlier two books. I'm also finding Clare's lack of specificity in her descriptions of what is going on frustrating. Things often seem to happen far too conveniently and wthout adequate explanation.

    That said, the gender politics of this series are in great shape. Multiple queer characters, whose issues are dealt with and don't die, and Jocelyn's sleeping beauty impersonation aside, the women in these books are full people and consistently treated as such. I do think I'm going to move on to other books though.
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed this series! Very happy there is another one coming out soon. : )