City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.
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?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
~This review contains spoilers for both The Infernal Devices trilogy and The Mortal Instruments series~
Alright. So basically with this book Cassandra Clare was just like, “I’m about to make this shit real weird.”
At least I think that was her goal. If so, mission accomplished.
Let’s talk about Camille.She’s such a bitch. Toying with Alec like that, that was cruel. Then again, he should have known better. Alec considering to make Magnus mortal was really just stupid. In what way would anyone be happy with that outcome? And now they’re broken up! I hope they get back together. I really do.
Anyway, back to Camille. Now she’s dead….didn’t see that coming. So is Maureen the head of the clan or is Raphael? Also, I hate Raphael he’s an asshole. And what is the purpose of Maureen in general? She kinda popped out of nowhere. But she was loyal to Lilith, so maybe that’s why.
As far as Isabelle and Simon go, I still hate their relationship. I do think that she could do better. If you were unsure, I do still hare Simon! There’s no getting past that at this point. I just don’t like him. I also hate how Clary says that Isabelle has to be the one to tell Simon how she feels first. First of all, it’s obvious. Especially given the way that she is. Second, Simon couldn’t even do that with Clary and then blamed her for it. I call bullshit.
I am glad that Simon told his sister and that she supports him though. That’s good. Oh….so I kind of ruined the story for myself (by accident) and I know that Simon becomes a Shadowhunter. But…….how? Is that in the next book? I hope so because I need to know how exactly that happens.
I am soooo disappointed that we only learned the bare minimum about the Iron Sisters. We know so much about the Silent Brothers, I want to know more.
I’m glad that Jordan and Maia are back together. I like them as a couple.Perhaps in The Dark Artifices or The Last Hours.
I was so shocked when we got to the part about Amatis. Of all people, they couldn’t pick someone else?
So, everyone kept saying “darkness is coming.” I’m guessing that means there will be a war against Lilith and Sebastian right? Honestly though, I don’t understand why Sebastian didn’t die. Is it because she stabbed Jace instead? So she broke the bond but didn’t kill him? And what is this heavenly fire business? I keep thinking her vision about the angels will come true maybe.
Sebastian has got to be one of the most disturbing villains of all time. He’s obsessed with his own sister. He tried to have sex with her. This is the second time that attempted rape has come up in this series. I’m ready for it to be over.
Other than that, I like the references to The Infernal Devices: Jace hates ducks, which I think was a Will thing too. Jace has the book that Will gave to Tessa, and Stephen’s middle name was William.
I’m also still wondering if Jem will reappear with Tessa after he leaves the Brotherhood but maybe that’s for The Dark Artifices. I feel like it has to happen though.
This one gets 3.5 stars
On to City of Heavenly Fire