Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls marks the fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series. The same to hit the screen last year with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. This time, Jace finds himself attached to Sebastian by the evil Lilith -- whose spell is so strong that if one suffers so does the other. Now that Sebastian plans to raise a war against the clave, Clary will have no choice but to defend both sides and protect her love.

It's quite impressive to watch Cassandra Clare maintain the tension and intrigue all the way into book 5. She does this swiftly, filling the gaps with Simon's woes of his estranged relationship to his mother, and Alec's unease with his boyfriend's immortality. Most importantly, the story didn't feel exaggerated in any way or prologued for the sake of word count.

Sadly, due to the unpopularity of the first film, the sequel has been postponed. Fans can at least rejoice that the books are now all in print and reread them at their own pleasure.


  1. This is a series that I still haven't started. I guess that I did start, but I never finished the first book. It's one of the books that I wanted to finish this summer.

    1. The second book is better than the first. There's a lot to of information and characters in City of Bones -- I understand why you put it aside.