THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS BOOK 5
City of Lost Souls is the fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. City of . "City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5 (review)". Read saving City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) Yeah, this is easily my favorite book in The Mortal Instruments, so far. I think one of the biggest . City of Lost Souls is the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series. There wasn't as much action in this book as we normally get making its pacing seem a little.
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Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier. Read Common Sense Media's City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5 review, age rating, and parents . Written by Cassandra Clare, narrated by Grant Cartwright, Eloise Oxer. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial. Fifth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments Book 5 · The Mortal Instruments 6: City of Heavenly Fire ebook by Cassandra Clare.
Despite the fact that this is not the most well-written of her three series, I adore it nonetheless and constantly recommend it to people.
I have been reading The Mortal Instruments series for about a year now, and although the first two books of the series left something to be desired, I persevered. I am happy to say that I was greatly rewarded because Cassandra Clare's books just keep getting better and better. As the plot thickens, I have become deeply invested in her characters and their fates.
Here are the four reasons why I gave The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls 4 out of 5 stars: A plain cover may hold the most intricately written, thought-provoking story. And, an elegantly designed cover may contain a dull, one-dimensional story. We've all heard this stated a lot simpler: Never judge a book by its cover. Well, I am throwing that idea out of the window today because this is a book cover that I would frame and put on my wall; it's just so damn beautiful.
All of the covers in Clare's Mortal Instruments series are remarkably stunning, but this cover is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite. There is just something about Clary and Jace's loving embrace, and not to mention the models who are the perfect embodiment of those two characters.
I really liked the plot of Book Five. It allowed readers to venture outside of New York with the characters, and to see a different side of Sebastian--a side that really loves Clary or at least what he considers love.
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Action, humor, romance, adventure: City of Lost Souls has it all. And, this is Clare's greatest move. We are seeing how love is changing these people.
Even Sebastian. He seems to be lonely and in need of companionship or love, and it makes you sympathize with him throughout this book. In my opinion, Clary and Jace haven't really reached the peaks of their development arcs yet. However, we do see Clary display some of her new fighting skills in this book. I love the way she writes about sexuality. When you are reading her stories, you're not thinking "Oh, yeah, Alec and Magnus are gay.
Helen and Aline are gay. Her writing is very poetic and lyrical, and it really speaks to emotions, emotions that help you to forget about gender, race, and stereotypes. In this way, Clare's writing literally breaks boundaries for me, because in the world she creates there are no boundaries, just love. Clare also touches on another topic that you don't often see in YA books--incest. This theme recurs in her stories. And then it returns in City of Glass, when Clary meets Sebastian.
The subject of incest is disagreeable, but I admit that it is well written and it fits into Clare's overall story. She is trying to evoke specific emotions from her readers when she writes on this topic--disgust, confusion, empathy--and she succeeds in doing so. But, sometimes they can be too long as is the case with City of Lost Souls. The length of this book gives way to repetition; I felt that some of the same things were being said over and over, some of the same points were being re-re-emphasized.
I also thought that the length created a lack of action and plot projection. So, all in all, this book just seemed unnecessarily drawn out. It's definitely not my favorite of the series, but I would not say it's my least favorite either.
I highly recommend this series to everyone. Before this series, I thought I hated fantasy but, as it turns out, I was wrong.
You guys should give it a try and see how you like it!
Clare has created a very complex world of Shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, faeries, etc. Rarely do we see an author handle so much subject matter effectively--Cassandra Clare does so with grace. Hardcover Verified Purchase.
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare is just as intense as the rest of the series. Clary makes a deal with the Seelie Queen and while Clary is trying to steal faerie rings from the Institute for the Queen, Sebastian and Jace walk in.
The two seem chummy and both look healthy. Clary is relieved to know that Jace is alive but concerned about his state of mind.
Luke gets fatally injured; Isabelle realizes she needs Simon; Maia and Jordan travel to his leader to get help for Luke and Jocelyn and Isabelle visit the Iron Sisters to also help Luke. All this is happening as Clary leaves with Jace. He tells Clary that he and Jace are trying to shake things up because the Shadowhunters have become lazy and set in their ways.
Sebastian says he and Jace are trying to lure demons onto Earth in order to destroy them like Shadowhunters are supposed to do. Simon, bearing the Mark of Cain, becomes the one to call down Raziel. Simon readily agrees.
City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5
Sebastian, meanwhile, has a version of the Mortal Cup fashioned out of adamas by Sister Magdalene of the Iron Sisters. He then has Jace kill Magdalene to cover their tracks, but not before Magdalene stabs Jace and damages the rune that binds him to Sebastian.
During this time, Jace, now himself again temporarily, tells Clary all about the true evil plans he and Sebastian have. The mortal cup is to be filled with the demon blood of Lilith, to create an army of Dark Shadowhunters to take over the world.
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Sebastian reseals the bonding rune upon discovery of its damaging. Upset, Alec sets out to kill Camille but discovers Maureen, who tells him that she has killed Camille in order to gain leadership over her vampire clan by vampire law. Critical reception has been mixed.
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His physical appearance is similar to Will with long and slender fingers and dark hair. This time around, Jace is under the influence of Sebastian, the guy we all love to hate.
All his glitter and panache seems to have melted into prissiness and irritability; he's more annoying than anything. Clary's angry and manic, Alec's mopey and meditative, Isabelle is also mopey, as well as confused He feels more than any of the other characters, and he isn't blind-sided by love.
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