Thursday, September 27, 2012


Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #5
Edition: Paperback
Publication: May 8, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry
Source: Bought from FullyBooked
Pages: 540
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

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 was gifted to me by now an ex-boyfriend and we got it a few days after the release. I didn't read it right away because I forgot what transpired during City of Fallen Angels and it would be awesome if I reread at least the last book. Four months after, here I am, gushing while writing my review.

I honestly don't know how to write a review for this book. This has been saved on my drafts for almost a week now. The story if I may say focused more on Jace and Sebastian. Jace has been missing after Simon killed Lilith with his Mark of Cain rune in the last book. And this one tells what happened to Jace.

Cassandra Clare did another amazing job with City of Lost Souls. I loved everything about it specially how she manage to write the story with an intense back to back story telling. How she basically wrote one action-filled part of it and then just jumps over to another one and then leaves you reading faster so you could continue where you previously stopped. I remember even exclaiming so loud because Cassandra knows how to perfectly leave you with a cliffhanger chapter or cliffhanger book.

Simon still have his cute sense of humor and kindness but he's very much mature and even braver. So as Isabelle. But aside from Simon summoning a clever angel, my favorite part is where Magnus did the right thing with Alec because I hated how Alec is all jealous and selfish. So in your face Alec!

This wouldn't be a long review and if you haven't notices yet, I just wrote those striking moments of the book that I loved. I just want to guys to find for yourselves why I loved those or why I haven't written anything about Jace because he's not really himself in the story.

City of Heavenly Fire, why 2014? Why do you have to torment us this way Cassandra? Why?

"Blood isn’t love."


  1. I have been afraid to read the latest 2 of these books, bec the first 3 ended nicely and I was pleased with them. Plus I heard SO many people say how these last two werent even half as good as the first 3...
    so Im waiting until the last one comes out to read the last 3.
    Great review
    glad you liked this one too

    1. actually, its really much recommendable if you read the last 3 when the last book is released. its really frustrating to wait 2 years for the finale. :D


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