Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review: City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace freed from captivity.  But when the Shadowhunters arrive, they find only blood and broken glass: Jace, the boy Clary loves, and Sebastian, the brother Clary hates, have disappeared.
The Clave's magic cannot locate either boy, but Jace can't stay away from Clary.  When they meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that Lilith's magic has bound Jace together with Sebastian, and Jace has become a servant of evil.
The Clave is out to eradicate Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.  Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle scheme and bargain to save Jace, but Clary is utterly alone, playing a dangerous game.  If she loses, her life--and Jace's soul--are forfeit.  She'd do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him?  Or is he truly lost?

4/5 stars (really liked it)
Poor Clary and Jace, they just can't get a break!  Seems like things will be "normal" for them and they will finally be happy again and then something else happens.  Clary's evil brother who is just as bad, if not worse than Valentine comes back from the dead.  Along is Jace, who has his life tied to Sebastian's life because of the mark that Lilith left on him.  So you can't kill Sebastian without killing Jace.  He is gone for weeks and the Clave decide to end their search.  Of course this is not good enough for his family (Alec & Isabelle) and Clary.  Of course since Jace is so important to Clary, Simon will do just about anything for her.  So even though this book is about Jace and what can be done to save him, so many other side stories occur.  Such as Maia and Jordan and having to work together and talk about what has happened.  Also Simon no longer living at home since telling his mother that he is a vampire and avoiding calls from his sister Becky.  Alec and Magnus are also a big part in this book.  Alec who is so afraid to grow old without Magnus will do just about everything he can.  I hope their relationship is in the next book as well.  Seems like so many things happened in this book.  I can't wait to read the next one!

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