Friday, June 8, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls
(The Mortal Instruments, #5)
by Cassandra Clare
Released |May 8th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderr|
Edition |Ebook|
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

This book surprised me. I didn't know what to expect going into the fifth book of The Mortal Instruments series. I've been anxiously awaiting its release for a year! I was hearing so many mixed reviews about it, I didn't know what to expect. But the anxiety is over, and you know what, I loved it! :)

This book basically started off kind of where City of Fallen Angels left off! Which is awesome, no in between gaps. I didn't know how I felt in the beginning, but as the book progress things got interesting.

To me this book seems darker than the other books in this series. There was something that I can't quite put my finger on that made it so different.

The characters were all the same and I enjoyed each and every one of them. And I really like the switching of the character's POV. You got a deeper look into the mind of each one. Clary is Clary. I really like Isabelle and Magnus! :) Magnus is so hilarious :) Simon is Simon and Jace, oh Jace. Jace is still my love. I wanted to see the old Jace, but this Jace was so different and so not like himself. But those glimpses *tear*. Sebastian is an absolute nutcase! He's psycho!

This book was action packed! That aspect of this series never changes. There's were so many twists and turns that kept the anticipation going crazy. So many things happened. Each character had some task to accomplish and that made the book even more better. They had the same goals, but end the end, they each had to accomplish something for themselves.

That ending has me once again anxiously awaiting the final book that concludes this amazing series! I loved this book. It's not my top fave, but it's still amazing :) Oh, and what is going to happen between Magnus and Alec?! :O


  1. Omg, I just can't wait to read the book now! I haven't had the chance to look for it but everyone is giving positive reviews so I'm hoping that its better than City of fallen angels!

  2. I haven't read City of Fallen Angels and I'm desperate to do so since I've read a few positive reviews for City of Lost Souls. Great review! Thanks for providing some insights on the characters. Can't wait to read more Jace. <3


  3. I felt the same, and now I'm dying to get the last book, haha. I kinda don't want to say goodbye to those amazing characters, though. I don't know, I feel connected to them more than to many other's I'e read lately. Especially to Isabelle, Alec and Magnus, I just love them.
    Btw, I think that in Sebastian's/Jonathan's case really all hope is lost. Just like Valentine. Creepy nutcase, as you said. But kinda awesome, nonetheless, don't you think?

  4. I am ashamed to say I haven't read CoFA yet but the funny thing is I have both that and this one sitting on my shelf. I am definitely hoping to start them in my break, and I can't wait to be a part of Jace and Clary's world again. And I can't wait to see all the other characters as well. Fantastic review! Glad you enjoyed this! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  5. i loved CoLS my god that ending had me in a fit of laughter. i was so excited. im guilty i love Sebastian. !