City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments)

Cassandra Clare
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.


Reviewed: 2021-05-22
Clare is a good story teller but this is so dragging it ...
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
Reviewed: 2020-07-01

City of Lost Souls is amazing. I read this book right after it came out in May. I reread it again recently and felt the need to spread the awesomeness that is Cassandra Clare. I love every word in the book. The book is well constructed and the plot is expertly weaved. There's action everywhere, along with tons of romance. And I mean a TON. The bad guys get badder, secrets surface, and there's something around every corner.

Clary Fray is the main character. This book really shows just how far she'll go to protect the people she loves. She'll do everything from breaking laws to killing, if need be. She's very independent and strong-willed. If she sets her mind to something, there's no way to talk her out of it. And when she's in love, she loves with all heart. Then there's Jace. He's not as big in this book. Not as much is told from his point of view as usual. There's good reason for that too. But no matter how much or little there is of Jace in this book, his wit, humor, and good looks can always be counted on. There's the other characters as well. In the past couple of books the characters that were minor have become much more prominent. Everyone's tale is entwined.

The plot in this book weaves and twists every which way. The end, never saw it coming. The Mortal Instruments is the main series of books, but there's a prequel as well. In this book more than others, the author will put hints and snippets from the other series. I squealed many times. All of that put together has made me decide to give this book five stars.

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