Aug 30, 2013

Review: City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: McElderry Books
Rating: 5 out 5 Stars
Pages: 535
Format: Hardcover, Bought

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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?

My Review:

All the things that were slow in the other book that Clare took the time to get us to see all the different worlds starts to come together in this book. The demons, werewolves, Sebastian, all of it.

I found myself wanting to skim through the pages just because I wanted to know what happened next. I wanted to jump into the pages and help them out even though since I'm a mundane I would most likely just die. But I still wanted to try.

My heart cries out for Clary in this book. The poor girl is so in love with Jace that her whole world is shattered at the beginning of it. She spends the whole book fighting to keep that love alive no matter what the cost is. The bravery she shows astounds me still. She may be tiny, but she certainly isn't a wimp.

Your heart not only goes out to Clary and Jace though. There is also Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, Maia, Jordan, and Simon. There is so much love and pain going throughout the group even when they don't know what they want to do with it quite yet.

Simon is also so brave in this book. From the first book you always wondered about Simon, he was quite a push over. It feels like he has finally found his place in the world, and he is coming to terms with that.

The action in this book was great as well as the parts that slowed down a little bit. Clare kept me on my seat the whole book as I tried to find out what was going to happen next, but for me at least, I wasn't able to figure it out. If I was one to bite my nails, I would have none left right now because of all that was going on.

Even with all the pain, suffering, emotions, anger, and fighting going on in the pages I still loved this book. It might even be my favorite book so far in the series. I can tell though that the sixth book is most likely going to end the streak of favorite because I am hoping and pretty sure the series is going to be wrapped up into a wonderful mess at the end. I'm still cheering on Jace and Clary as well as Simon and who he ends up with (Don't want to spoil this part for you). 2014 needs to hurry up, because I need to find out how it all ends!! Time hurry up!!

Couldn't Put It Down!!


  1. Welcome to the wait for the sixth book! I read this book shortly after it came out and I've been waiting forever for the next one.

    I'm so glad you like this one. I liked everything about it, and I'm also rooting for Simon and who he ends up with. :)

  2. I'm so glad you liked it! I bought it right when it came out and I have yet to read it.
    I will very soon. I just read Origin and I tell you that I can't get enough of that series either it's
    So addicting.


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