Tuesday, January 22, 2013

City of Lost Souls by, Cassandra Clare Review

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) 


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?

Casey's Review: 

     I hate Sebastian! I don't understand how some people can feel bad for him. He is a psychotic creep. He tried to rape his sister for crying out loud! But more importantly, he took away the real Jace for almost the entire book! 
      Now for those of you that have read the Infernal Devices, also by Cassandra Clare, how did Tessa's clockwork angel necklace get from the London Institute to the New York Institute? Speaking of the Infernal Devices characters, I believe that Brother Zachariah is Will because he knows all about the Herondale family and because of his hair color that could be seen from his hood. Also, when Jace read from A Tale of Two Cities and Clary saw the signature I figured that Tessa had given Will her book since she and Will both loved that book.  They quote from it alot. I must say, Will was mentioned alot in this book and in City of Fallen Angels. If I had not read the Infernal Devices first I would have been very confused.
    Now, let's move on to relationships. Magnus and Alec's breakup had me in a roller coaster of emotions. I hope they get back together in City of Heavenly Fire because I just loved them as a couple and they have been through so much, they deserve to be together and to have a happily ever after or at least as happy as a Shadowhunter and a Warlock could be together. I was not surprised that Aline was gay, but was shocked that she was with Helen Blackthorn. What I am wondering is, since Aline is with Helen and Helen will most likely be in The Dark Artifices series, will Aline also be included in the series? Lastly, Simon and Isabel, are they in a relationship? They are my favorite couple in the entire series, if you would call them a couple. But Isabel needs to tell Simon how she feels or they are no longer, whatever you would call them.  Their relationship is more functional than Clary and Jace's unusual relationship.
        I swear Jace is a duplicate of Will, from his attitude to his hatred of ducks, I still don't get why he hates them unless it is a genetic thing for the Herondales, to his love of literature. But Will is better looking, if you have not guessed I am on team Will in the Infernal Devices and team Jace in the Mortal Instruments, not that their really is one anymore in the latter one.
       Camille's death was actually rather sad to me, even if she helped break up Magnus and Alec, because I kind of grew attached to her in the Infernal Devices. But, what worries me the most is that Maureen killed her so Maureen is now the head of the New York vampire clan, I do not think the outcome is going to be good.
      Now, here is the question everyone is buzzing about, and no it is not why Magnus got banned from Peru, well sort of, but who's angel wings were those at the very end. I am so confused with everyone else in the fandom. I mean Valentine had summoned an angel before and could have done it again but if he did, what was it supposed to symbolize. Tell me what you guys think of this whole torn off angel wing thing.
        Overall it was amazing as all of Cassandra Clare's books are, and I am totally pumped up for the release of Clockwork Princess on March 19th and City of Heavenly Fire that is set to release sometime in May of next year.

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