Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Review for City of Lost Souls By Cassandra Clare

Official Blurb
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.


My first thought when I finished this was "When is the next one out" I was hooked from the first page right up until the last.
there is multiple sub plots and character plots in the story that keep you gripped
I loved all he couples in the book but I think my favourite are Alec and Magnus and I am eager to know what will happen to them in the next book.
Obviously I love Clary and Jace too but sometimes I do want to shake her. ha
we also get to find out more about Jordan in this story

I think Simon really comes into his own, and at times appears to be the most human of them all despite being a vampire. he like Clary will do what ever it takes to save the people he loves.

Sebastian is quiet a complex character and despite his evilness I couldn't help but like him at times even drawn in to believing and trusting him.

Jace is completely different in this book but being bound to a guy like Sebastian will do that to a guy, instead of the u
sual sarcasm and wit we are used to and the arrogant self loving boy we've all come to love we get a very watered down version, its Jace but it isn't and I really missed his presence in the book

if you are already a fan of the mortal instruments you will love this and I will eagerly be awaiting the next in the series 

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