City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Mortal Instruments #5
Published May 8, 2012 by McElderrry Books
534 pages
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Series: 1. City of Bones 2. City of Ashes 3. City of Glass 4. City of Fallen Angels 5. City of Lost Souls* 6. City of Heavenly Fire (March 2014)
Source: Bought @ B&N
Challenge: All Series, All Summer
Rating: Liked It

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?     Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. (Source: Goodreads)

I left City of Fallen Angels not happy with how Cassandra was treating Jace. I just want the poor boy to be happy. In CoLS, we get to the bottom of why he is acting the way he is. Sebastian is back and has something dastardly planned. He may prove to be more evil that dear old dad. He eagerly wants Clary to be by his side and he spins a web to pull her in.

This book in the series focuses on relationships and expanding beyond Clary and Jace. Everybody gets in on the action and gets a little action. A lot of action. Alec strains his relationship with Magnus caught up on Magnus’ immortality. Isabelle has a hard time telling Simon how she feels. Maia sees if she can get past what Jordan did to her. Sebastian has a few surprises for you too.

Even though the ending was pretty epic, it is obvious that we are building to something even bigger in City of Heavenly Fire. This was not my favorite in the series, but Cassandra Clare sure can write a story. She does it such a way that I would never doubt that everything is just as she writes it. What I didn’t like…it seemed like there was steam around every corner. Don’t get me wrong, I like steamy. But it seemed a little too much. What I did like…the story between Clary and Sebastian. Their history, feelings and inter-play had me flipping the pages.

No one wants to be alone.

3 responses to “City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

  1. OK so I will continue the series! I am book 4 but i have this one too! I can do it! Though I am doing it more for the secondary characters LOL

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