Tuesday, July 8, 2014
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Title: City of Lost Souls
Series: The Mortal Instruments #5
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Genre: YA fiction, romance, thriller, action, fantasy, paranormal
Pages: 544 (hardback)
Age Range: 13+
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?
It's book five and all the characters are just as witty, humorous, loving, and courageous as ever! The characters have really come a long way in development.
The writing--as always--is amazing. I really like how Cassandra Clare writes (I very much envy her). The book was very loving, there were parts where I was really touched by how close these characters are and how much they've bonded.
There were also parts where I got goosebumps. But this book isn't gruesome like the last one (City of Fallen Angles).
Moments between Jace and Clary are as sweet and loving as always....well, when he's himself at least, and not him. They understand each other to no end; and love each other to the point that they would literally do anything to keep the other safe. The romance between Simon and Isabelle heats up, as well as the sparks between Jordan and Maia.
A bond between Sebastian and Jace also forms; and is intense, and unnerving, because you know Jace wants to kill Sebastian. More than anything. But he doesn't have the ability to separate himself from the Jace that Sebastian is controlling to do it.
As usual, book five ends in a brutal cliffhanger that leaves you with a need for more! Time to run to the bookstore for book six! But....it's also the final book in The Mortal Instruments series.....I'm going to be really sad when this series ends.....I might walk around like a zombie for days, wondering what to do now that I've finished such an amazing series, like I did when I finished the Harry Potter series.....*sigh*