What price is too high to pay, even for love? 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.

What is there to be said that hasn’t been said already about The Mortal Instruments series? In depth characters, engaging plot, suspenseful twists – it’s the whole package in a YA fantasy setting. City of Lost Souls is no different. It’s a love story; it’s a fantasy. There are vampires. Werewolves. Faeries, angels, demons, and above all Shadowhunters, who are probably the most interesting fantasy species I’ve come across. This series will appeal to fans of Twilight, or the haters of Twilight, which I think is a pretty amazing feat.

City of Lost Souls takes you on a fantastic journey towards true love, through the difficult choices we make and how they affect our hearts, and our lives. Cassandra Clare is definitely one of the most successful authors in YA Fantasy right now, and I think it’s well deserved. She has a knack for weaving the lives of her characters together in one multi-layered, fantastic web, and it’s a pleasure to read her work time and time again. I’m with millions of fans when I say that I can’t wait for the sixth and final installment of this series.

Published by Mark Brassington

Father and Husband. Works in Corporate Banking. Loves Books, Comics, Cycling, Music, Games, going to the Gym and Writing.

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