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Book Review: City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

 


City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #5
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 490 pages
Published on July 15th 2013 by Otava
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Kadotettujen Sielujen Kaupunki”.

Synopsis:
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.


I actually own two copies of this book but I have only read the English copy back in 2012, I think. I got the Finnish copy a year or two ago from my sister’s ex- boyfriend. He bought it from thrift shop but then he didn’t want to read it after all (maybe because he hadn’t read four first books) and were like “do you want this?” of course I gladly took it.

I’m liking Clary more. She’s not as annoying to me as she was in first three books. She can still act selfishly but she’s only human. In the end she did something in greater good.

I haven’t been big fan of Izzy in this re-read but I loved her in City Of Lost Souls. She’s been there for Clary and she was very understanding about Simon’s need to be there for Clary. Izzy is a little confused about her relationship with Simon and how she can’t be mad at Clary but I like how mature she acted most of the book. She even said at loud some of my thought about Jocelyn.

I totally forgot Jace’s dislike for ducks. I guess I just always combine ducks with certain The Infernal Devices character. It made me so happy that Jace was reading a book to Clary with Will’s dedication text.

There’s actually a book in this series that gets full four stars? I thought City of Glass would’ve been my favorite book to re-read but while I dislike Joyce and hate how Alec acts once again because of his insecurities– I actually like this book a lot.

I just enjoyed the plot all in all even though I could care less for Jordan and Maia. I have been a little meh about Jace and Clary but now I’m remembering why I loved them so much as a teenager. I don’t know what it’s about certain villains but after everything Sebastian has done– I just can’t hate him. I still wish it was even mentioned what he almost did to his own sister.

Rating
4 stars

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