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 Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters 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 final installment of the New York Times best-selling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.
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I have been waiting on pins and needles for the final installment on this series. And Cassandra Clare definitely delivers. She has so many plot twists and shocks, that continues in this book. Action packed and brilliant. Definitely not a disappointment, I am just sorry this is the last one. I fell in love with her characters and wish to read more about them. She could definitely be ranked up there with JK Rowling on her brilliant ideas and shocking plot twists. I even bought the books on hardcover because I loved them so much!
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
It's always nice to find a series that you love when most of the books are out and your not waiting and waiting for each book. IF your like me you will love starting this series. I did some research and Cassandra Clare has written the prequel to this series about the parents and I can't wait to start that, The Infernal Devices.
So if your looking to get engrossed and you love a story that keeps going, then start reading these now!
I have said this before, parents can let their children read these books with confidence. Unless your against your children reading about magic and such things.
The love stories keep you captivated and are tantalizing as well as innocent.
These books have a Harry Potter feel mixed with Twilight, so if you are a fan of any of those series, you can get ready for the movies again!! First one is out August 2013.
The downside, which really isn't that bad is that the narrators for the book keep changing. So you can't count on a consistent narration through the series. I love the books so it didn't bother me much, but I have read that many people are disappointed by it. Just beware of that.
Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.
Fantastic storyline, and the narrator is perfect again! Natalie Moore is definitely my favorite narrator for this series, she really brings the characters to life with perfect voices and attidues. Great job! I really wish she would have done the entire series... it's exhausting adjusting to so many narrators and so many different character voices.
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Hmmm...no. I like them both equally, but audio versions are great & easier to revisit prior to the next installment being released so you can refresh your memory.
I love Clary in this book because she is so brave and determined.
Nop, I wouldn't compare both version. Each of them has their very unique characteristic. The audible version is very practical when you cannot longer keep reading.
The last part, when Jace is talking with the first wife of his real father about how inquisitor sacrifice her life for his life knowing that Jace was his grandson.
The tone, the pitch of her voice bring the story alive as each character were reciting the dialogues.
An excellent voice
I really enjoyed this series. I was thinking while I was listening to them they were wordy but I am a VERY impatient person and hate/love suspense so it was killing me not knowing what was going to happen next which actually made them great! I had a few of those, "well I didn't see that coming" moments. I liked the fact there were no long drawn out very explicit sex scenes. I can only listen to those so much before I just want to skip over them! These books kind of reminded me of the Twilight Series in a way. I would recommend them.
Natalie Moore did a wonderful job narrating along with a good story made this a enjoyable listening experience.
I think Sebastian. Really I think this is because no other narrator has done him in other stories.
Without spoiling anything I will say most of the interaction between Clary and Jace. He poured his heart out a few times and that moved me.
You can tell that this was going to be the last book of a trilogy. Happy ending and all.
So, what do you get when you take a 16 year old New York girl and her family and friends, and throw her into a supernatural world full of action and adventure?? You get this wonderful series, unlike anything I've read, but similar enough that I feel right at home with it's crazy elements. Narrator on the first one is too young (they call this YA, but I don't think so), the second book is better, but this one is hands down the BEST. Hated to finish it-- in three days!! If you like supernatural and romance stuff without crappy over used sex scenes, then you will love this series.
This book was so intriguing from the get go. I couldn't put it down! Listened to all 4 books of the series in a week- I couldn't stop listening!
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Read from May 12 to June 22, 2012
Read/Listened for Fun
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: The epilogue and Simon pretty much pulled the book out of the "2" category for me!
What did I Love: I really love the richness of the world that Casandra Clare has created. She know how to bring elements in that makes it seem very familiar and yet it is something utterly unique. Simon was possibly my favorite character in City of Glass. He has come such a long way since book 1 and it is nice that he is embracing his vampire side. I also loved the epilogue. I felt that it pulled together all 3 books in a way that was believable and not over stated.
What I Liked: Jace and Clary really kind of grew on me the 2nd half of City of Glass. I started to really like their spirit and spunk. I felt they both came into their own and really owned who they were. Plus I was glad that the storyline that I could not stand finally got tied up (though it still took to much of the book).
What made me go huh?: I had a few problems with this book but they all seemed to resolve themselves in the 2nd half. I didn't like the bro/sis storyline and it just got creepier as it went on. Also, I have to admit not a fan of the parents (parental figures) letting the kids run all over them. I just don't like that particular story device. However, none of these would bug a huge fan of YA.
Audio Rating: Narrated by Natalie Moore, the audio for the book is pretty well done. The pacing, accents, and pronunciations were delivered with ease. I will be continuing the series in audio. Running time was 15 hours 21 min.
Final Thought: Fans of the series will love this for all the loose ends it ties up.
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