City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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?
My Thoughts: My love for this series is off the charts and this installment has done nothing to change that. In fact, it's made me love it even more, it helped me see characters I thought I already knew in a new light and it had me falling even more helplessly in love with Jace, who would have thought that was even possible?!
The Mortal Instruments is definitely one of the best YA series' out there. If you haven't picked up one of these books yet, you seriously need to change that, like...pronto. This book was kind of long for a YA book, but oddly enough it still wasn't nearly long enough. I find myself having this problem with each one of these books, I never ever ever want them to end. I read and read and I realized the page count is going down and I convince myself there is still lots left. But when I'm getting down to the last pages I start getting really upset. I've got attachment issues here, seriously. And of course, just like every other time it was over way too soon, and I was left broken hearted, distraught and ready to do any dark deed necessary to get my hands on the next book, which isn't due to come out till 2014. What a long and tortuous wait does lay ahead of me.
This book did a good job of leaving us hanging, non-stop. The whole story was one giant cliff hanger. I was never sure what the characters were going to do next, or what might happen next. I was flat out blown away by things that were said and done by characters I thought I knew. I feel like in this book we get to see a different light shed on just about everyone, and it was awesome, shocking and incredible. Cassandra Clare has created the most mind blowing cast of characters in this story and at this point I feel like they are real people that I have crazy strong emotional attachments to.
I've said before that Jace is one of my all time favorite male characters. And that hasn't changed, but throughout the story my feelings towards him were all over the map because he is essentially two versions of himself at once. But the real Jace and the one we all love always shines through and I can't help but be in adoration of all things Jace. I've always loved Magnus as well, but in this thanks to this book, I love him even more. I can't even say definitively what it was that made him that much more awesome to me, but by the end I was like whoa, Magnus is ever more incredible than I thought! And then there's Simon and Isabelle, who I loved of course but was never overly crazy over. But again, this book showed me new sides to them and I felt my attachments to them grow stronger.
I will never be able to justify these books with a proper review. They are amazing, incredible, wonderful, mind blowing , out of this world wicked. They stand in league of their own. I literally look at these books and just ooze love for them. Thank you Cassandra Clare for sharing this exceptional story with us. Everyone, everywhere, read this series. If you have already, I'm sure you understand what I am trying to get at when I describe this books marvelous-ness, and I apologize for doing it such injustice with my measly words.
without a doubt,
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!So, as fate would have it I happen to have two copies of this book and I want to give one away to you! And by fate I mean, my lovely husband brought it home for me when was at the store and he recognized these "Mortal Instruments" words he's heard me say 1 million times. Of course though, I already owned it. But I guess that makes awesome news for you guys! I do have to make this giveaway Canadian only because I am paying for shipping myself, sorry all other out of country followers :(. So if you are from Canada please enter the copter below and one of you will receive a brand new hardcover copy of City of Lost Souls :D Weeee! I am so excited to be sharing this book!
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