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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)
by Cassandra Clare
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Release Date: May 8, 2012
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.First of all, could that summary be any longer? They always are for Clare's books. I'm really eagerly awaiting this release and I can't wait. City of Fallen Angels ended with a bang and it made me want more! Unfortunately, I have to wait until May for this one. I adore the Mortal Instruments series, even if I've slightly given up hope on the Infernal Devices. I'm a true fan. If you haven't read the first four books, then I'd probably wonder if you've been living under a rock.
No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
This series is highly recommended by myself! Clary and Jace's romance is strong and believable without it being too lovey-dovey and I just love every single minor character. The Lightwoods and Simon crack me up and I just can't get enough of Clary's mom and Luke. Magnus (who also appears in the Infernal Devices) is just far more entertaining in this series. To sum it up, I can't wait! I think I already said that...