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City of Lost Souls

by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books | March 4, 2014 | Trade Paperback

City of Lost Souls is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? Plunge into fifth installment the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 560 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.4 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442416874

ISBN - 13: 9781442416871

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loveee I was lucky enough to actually pick up this series when the first three books were already published and fell in love with the fast paced adventures with Clary and Jace. Now I find as I’m reading the most recent books, it has lost its sparkle. That feeling of wanting to know what happens next because of the twists and turns wasn’t apparent in City of Lost Souls and I wonder why. It was incredibly boring in the beginning. A lot of useless scenes were filled with talk dialogue and intense making out and then some. Sure I don’t mind the play by play but the plot development was lacking in the beginning . It took a long time for something to happen and I felt so bored. Don’t get me wrong though. I’m not trashing the entire novel. Just the lack of pacing in the beginning. I always want to know if the story is moving along and this book babbled along for soooo many pages. I did enjoy the impending fate of Jace and his foray into the “dark side.” it made it a lot more interesting having someone you love be so damn evil. Clary, bless her, she didn’t let anyone or anything get in her way to save him and I love that about her. Putting yourself in danger at the hands of your sadistic evil brother sure wasn’t easy. She pulled it off of course. I like that she’s a lot stronger and faster than before. As for the other characters, I always welcome Simon because he was always such a friendly and likeable character who I turned to or humor relief. As well as Magnus Bane who is not short of humor either. Alex and Isabelle, and Maia and Jordan tie in the cast rather beautifully and I can’t help but love how they all support one another. Now for Sebastian also known as Jonathan, he was just as conniving and ruthless as I thought he could be. Maybe more so in this book. He takes the award for being the douchebag in this entire series. (Sorry for my offensive word, but I can’t help but point out the obvious). As always I can’t wait for the next novel. Especially when Cassandra Clare is having a new series about the Shadow Hunters too!
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Series I got the first three books as a set for Christmas and I was hooked. It is a 'teen' type of book but the read is better than twilight. The romantic aspect is just enough and not overpowering to the supernatural-filled action. This book as a stand-alone from the series is a notably slower build than the first 4 which kept me on edge, but once it picked up it, it picked up. What I liked about this book and which is consistent with the previous instalments is that they end so well on a definite cliff hanger which leaves you with so many exciting possibilities, and worries. The characters are very eclectic. Overall another instalment that never failed to have amazed me. (Currently on the sixth for which I am taking my time with!)
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from painnnnnnnnnnn The wait is so PAINFUL. helppppppppppppppp. I can't take this anymore.
Date published: 2011-12-26

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City of Lost Souls

by Cassandra Clare

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 560 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.4 in

Published: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442416874

ISBN - 13: 9781442416871

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1 THE LAST COUNCIL “How much longer will the verdict take, do you think?” Clary asked. She had no idea how long they’d been waiting, but it felt like ten hours. There were no clocks in Isabelle’s black and hot-pink powder-puff bedroom, just piles of clothes, heaps of books, stacks of weapons, a vanity overflowing with sparkling makeup, used brushes, and open drawers spilling lacy slips, sheer tights, and feather boas. It had a certain backstage-at-La-Cage-aux-Folles design aesthetic, but over the past two weeks Clary had spent enough time among the glittering mess to have begun to find it comforting. Isabelle, standing over by the window with Church in her arms, stroked the cat’s head absently. Church regarded her with baleful yellow eyes. Outside the window a November storm was in full bloom, rain streaking the windows like clear paint. “Not much longer,” she said slowly. She wasn’t wearing any makeup, which made her look younger, her dark eyes bigger. “Five minutes, probably.” Clary, sitting on Izzy’s bed between a pile of magazines and a rattling stack of seraph blades, swallowed hard against the bitter taste in her throat. I’ll be back. Five minutes. That had been the last thing she had said to the boy she loved more than anything else in the world. Now she thought it might be the last thing she would ever get to say to him. Clary remembered the moment perfectly. The roof garden. The crystalline Octob
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What price is too high to pay, even for love? Plunge into fifth installment the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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.

About the Author

Cassandra Clare was born on July 27, 1973, in Teheran, Iran, and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. Her real name is Judith Rumelt, and Cassandra Clare is her pen name. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004 and became a full-time author in 2006. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007 and received numerous awards including An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award in 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award in 2010. She is also the author of the Infernal Devices series and Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.

Editorial Reviews

"The Mortal Instruments series features a rare marriage of extremely intricate, fast-paced plotting with ample digressions into the emotional lives of characters we’ve come to care about deeply. . . . With a movie in the works, this is an excellent time for new readers to jump on board one of the most enjoyable series in YA. Smart, fun, and epic, these books are addictive for all the right reasons."--Locus (Gwenda Bond)