Book Reviews of City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, Bk 5)

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, Bk 5)
City of Lost Souls - Mortal Instruments, Bk 5
Author: Cassandra Clare
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ISBN-13: 9781442416864
ISBN-10: 1442416866
Publication Date: 5/8/2012
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, Bk 5) on + 957 more book reviews
Continues off where City of Fallen Angels leaves off.
Clary does want she can to find Jace or his whereabouts, when one night after seeing Jace and Sabation in the library of the Institute, Jace comes to here to take her with him where hes been at. At a price that Clary has to pay with her current life. Alex and Mangus hare having problems in their love life, Izzy and Simon are afraid to come forward and tell each other their true feelings. Jordan and Maia are together and comment their love for each other. Everything is coming together and towards the end this is a fight between the Good Shadowhunters and the new and evil army of Shadowhunters that Sabation and Lilith create. I cant wait to read the last book to see where is all comes together. And see how the Clockwork series is involved.

( Sorry for my bad spelling don't help when my book is in a bookcase away form my computer.)
reviewed City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments, Bk 5) on + 74 more book reviews
Ugh I'm so upset with this series. The 1st 3 were Amazing!! The next 2 have been horrible, slow, uneventful. Just so so boring. It was very hard to make myself finish this book and only did for a reading challenge. I will not continue this series and just wish it had ended after the 3. So so not happy with the add ons. :( love clary and jace, but it's just not the same in the latest 2. Bummed.
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I love Sebastian, what can I say? He's evil and manipulative but deep down all he wants is not to be lonely. So he decides to bond Jace to him causing him to be evil as well. As if he isn't a big enough jerk at times right? Anyway, so Clary being her wanna be bad ass self decides to run off with the duo alone while telepathically updating Simon via some pretty cool magic rings. I need to get myself a pair of those, for real! It's a great story, it keeps you interested, and it had a great ending. Everything you could ever come to expect from another great Cassandra Clare novel.

This book was by far my favorite. That tends to happen a lot with me. The further I get into a series, the more I like each book after the previous one. Maybe it's because Clare's writing just keeps getting better. Or maybe it's because I finally know what happens with the cliffhanger she always leaves us. That's what I love about Clare. She always leaves us wondering what's going to happen next. In return, we simply MUST read the next book. I'm very sad that the next will be the last, but I'm looking forward to a ton of movies in the future! So even though the series may be coming to an end, the Mortal Instruments takeover has only just begun. Move over Twilight, there's a new obsession in the making!
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After reading this I think the title should be changed to City of Horny Teenagers.

"Hey honey, a demon war is upon us. What do you say we go make out."

I'm thinking a little less of the "hey I wanna go rip your clothes off and do you" and more of the " Let's kick some demon ass and put an end to this" probably would have been a lot better. Now don't get me wrong, I do like a bit of some romance going on in my books, but honestly when it takes over the main story it makes me want to toss my breakfast. I really do hope Jace and Clary finally get it on in the last book and I hope they do it in the beginning because I really do not want to have to go through another 500 pages of the "Yes I want to, but I want to make sure Jace is Jace". In fact I hope everyone gets a little in the first part of the book so we can get on with the rest of the story. I want to see a little more demon ass kicking going on.

Now that I got my gripe out of the way, I believe I can carry on with the rest of the review. In my reviews of the previous books I complained about the writing and how immature it seemed. I do have to say that it has been improving steadily since book 3. I'm a bit more happier that I don't feel like I'm reading a short story created by a 12 year old. The problems that the characters are getting into or out of seem a bit more mature than the beginning. I'm quite happy to see the clan growing up (sniff..sniff). Clary still is a bit reckless, but I can understand that a bit more considering she was raised by Jocelyn. It's always better to tell your kids the truth instead of hiding it from them.

I can't wait to see how the last book will play out