City of Lost Souls


City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare is the fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series.

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Opinion: So overall I really liked this book, it was better than City of Fallen Angels, but City of Glass is still my favorite so far.

So let’s just jump right in to the discussion part. If you haven’t read this book, go read it, come back, and we’ll discuss it. 🙂

This book starts off sad with Simon going back to his moms, but she doesn’t accept him. 😦 It made me really happy/emotional though when Simon told his sister that he was a vampire and she totally accepted it.

So Jace was really making me mad in this book, and it wasn’t even his fault. I was just mad that the real Jace was “stolen” from Clary. And everything the “fake” Jace did made me wanna scream at him to just stop.

Ugh, and Alec also started to really bug me in this book. I was just starting to really like the whole “Malec” relationship, but of course Alec had to ruin it by going behind Magnus’ back and basically be the worst boyfriend ever. So I was really sad when Malec broke up, but Alec kind of deserved it. I’m sure they’ll get back together though.

I was really scared when Luke got stabbed. I love him so much and I knew that if he died it would tear Jocelyn apart. I was kind of disappointed the Jocelyn and Luke wedding didn’t happen in this book, but I guess Cassandra’s saving it for the last book.

I obviously loved all the Infernal Devices references in this book, too. Any scene that had Brother Zachariah in it made me so happy.

I also love the Simon and Isabelle relationship so much. They seem so opposite and it just works perfectly. Where Simon’s not strong, Izzy is and vice versa.

I also love that Maia and Jordan are officially together. They’re also so perfect for each other.

I got really scared when Clary stabbed Jace. I just didn’t see it coming, but he didn’t die so that’s good.

Side note: this book was really funny which I appreciated a lot.

It also grossed me out when Sebastian tried to force himself on Clary. Like ew, no, stop. *covers eyes and runs away* I’ve had enough of the brother/sister love for one series.

And OMG, Maureen.  The 13 year old vampire, who’s now the head of the New York clan of vampires? Oh my she really scares me.

I’m so glad Jace is finally back, even though he’s still not quite his normal self with that Heavenly Fire running in his veins. When is poor Jace gonna be back to his regular old self. Poor guy. 😦

I’m also really curious about those angel wings that show up at the end.

I really liked this book, and I’m excited to see how Cassandra Clare ties this series all together.

5 out of 5 stars


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