05 July 2012

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare



City of Lost Souls
(The Mortal Instruments #5)
by Cassandra Clare
(Hardcover, 534 pages, Young Adult)

Synopsis taken from Goodreads:  The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace freed from captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing, so is the boy she hates: her brother Sebastian, who is determined to bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

The Clave's magic cannot locate either boy, but Jace can't stay away from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith's magic has wrought - Jace and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other.

Only a few people believe that Jace can still be saved. Together, Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle bargain with the sinister Seelie Queen, contemplate deals with demons, and turn at last to the merciless, weapon-making Iron Sisters, who might be able to forge a weapon that can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. If the Iron Sisters can't help, their only hope is to challenge Heaven and Hell - a risk that could claim their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing 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? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

My thoughts:  I have been a fan of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument Series for a few years now and I think it's a safe bet to say that it is my one of my favorite book series, City of Lost Souls is the fifth book of the series. Clare is an author who proves to me time and time again just how brilliant of a writer she is. The story is developing into being centered on a lot more characters other than Jace and Clary, it really gives those secondary characters that we all love a chance to stand out.


I highly recommend this Young Adult series to everyone, Clare has created a fantastic world that has captured my imagination, it's going to be difficult to wait until March 2014... the expected release date of City of Heavenly Fire.

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