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Thursday, May 24, 2012

REVIEW: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare *SPOILERS* Picture Edition

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Series #: 5
Pages: 544
Rating:  .5

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.

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?

Selena's POV:
First of all, I'm going to point out that ...


(Psst! The title of this blog post ...)

So if you haven't read this book, then I shall warn you now that you SHOULD NOT read this! But you can read this OTHER review of City of Lost Souls that I made that doesn't have any spoiler in it (:
Are we where we should be?
Everyone who's read the book HERE,
and the people who didn't read the book GONE? (:




So let's state the obvious: I was ECSTATIC when I got the book. I got the book a day AFTER the book officially came out, and to be honest, I was MAD! My mom wouldn't buy it that day, but eventually bought it for me. I was pretty much like this when I had the hands in my book:

When I first started reading City of Lost Souls, I was like


I was REALLY confused because I haven't read this series in two year. Yes, I said 2 YEARS! I know, I was kind of surprised too. But while I was reading, I was trying to reach into my brain and think of what happened in City of Fallen Angels. It was hard, but I tried! And kinda failed ...

When Jace & Sebastian showed up at Clary's house, and specifically when Jace was on top of Clary the first night they've seen each other since the rooftop incident, I was like 

I was WAITING for JACE! I was WAITING for him to RETURN for CLARY! I knew he would, and I was SO excited! Especially when he KISSED HER! Oh jeez! I was SO EXCITED about that too! I just knew Jace would return (:

But when Luke got stabbed in the kitchen, I was like 


I was mad first of all because LUKE GOT STABBED! And then I was scared because Cassandra said that SOMEONE was going to die in the book, and I was like that when Luke got stabbed. Turns out, he didn't die.

When Clary went with Jace, my reaction was:

I WANTED Clary to leave. She NEEDED to leave. If she didn't, I was going to DIE! But she did, and I was HAPPY! 

But throughout the book, I really liked how the author went in everyone's head, and they had a part in the story too! In the last book, I didn't like that it focused around Simon. In THIS book, it surrounded EVERYONE! Like, LEGIT! Cassandra went in Clary's head, Simon's head, Isabelle's Head, Alec's Head, and so on!

When Clary was with Sebastian & Jace, I was trying to figure out WHAT IN THE WORLD THEIR PLAN WAS! Like this ...

I knew Sebastian wanted to 'burn down the world' (Ha! yeah, right!), but I just didn't know HOW! But when I found out, my expression was kinda like this:

And when I found out JACE came up with the idea to make new Shadowhunters but the demon's side ...

I WAS HEART BROKEN! He was himself AGAIN too when he actually admitted that he came up with the plan! Oh, and that brings me to my next point. When Clary yelled Sebastian's name when Jace was going to turn him in, I was like 

I was SO MAD! Like, I legitly wanted to punch Clary right in the face then and there. WHY IN THE WORLD DID SHE DO THAT!?! :(

UGH! I also loved how Simon & Isbelle were kinda falling for each other. But then I was like HURRY UP AND ASK HER OUT ALREADY! 

At the end, I knew someone had to die, and when I found out that Amatis died, I was like

I honestly didn't really care for her, though I she knew was kinda important ...

You have to admit, and ENDING WAS INTENSE! >.< I couldn't stop reading, and when Clary stabbed Jace with the sword, and Jace fell to the ground all bloodly, I was like 

Like I said before, Cassandra Clare said that she wouldn't hesitate to kill off a main character, and I thought JACE was the main character Cassandra was going to kill (crazy, right?!), so I started crying.

It was BAD. I honestly thought she was going to kill him off. And when Clary tried her best to awaken him, and when her mother told Clary that Jace was dead, and I was like 

I saw the book was coming to an end, so I DID BELIEVE that Jace and truly going to die. But that last sentence ... OH, THAT LAST SENTENCE! It just saved me! :D I was jumping with joy! Well, technically, I cried again. But it was tears of joy! 

I WAS SOOOOOOOO HAPPY THAT CLARY FELT A HEARTBEAT! My heart legit stopped as Jace's heartbeat began!! I WAS SO HAPPY that I was like this:



I was like

Just hope they get back together in the last book (which, they TOTALLY WILL!) ;) And that crazy 13 year old vampire chick?

She's pretty dangerous for a small gall like her! And she's the head of the Vampire Clan now? Oh my goodness ...

Now that Jace is back to normal and okay, I was like

But then I realized he was glowing and could burn me ...

And when the note arrived that said "I'm Coming", I was like

Oh well, we're just gonna have to wait for the next book, CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE! >.< And Honestly? I don't even KNOW what's going to happen next! I have no guesses ...

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  1. That was hilarious. I loved your review more than I enjoyed the book. haha Thanks for the good laugh, loved it!

  2. totally awesome ahaha! I agree with everything you said, and laughed at every single point lol. I thought the gifs were puuurffect.... well thanks :)

  3. Bahahaha. i loved this review. the pictures were great.



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