July 21st, 2019


Book Critique – City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments # 5)

For review of all books in this series: Go here.

Stars: 3.5 / 5

My Recommendation: The adventure and thrill that Cassandra gives us through Jace and Clary gets more and more interesting as the series progresses, with twists and turns, angels and demons, shadowhunters and downworlders and above all budding romances and eternal love.  

City of Lost Souls is the fifth installment in The Mortal Instruments series, an urban fantasy by Cassandra Clare published in May of 2012. These were the first set of books that were published in The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. 

This novel is set in modern day New York but in an alternate world where humans, vampires, werewolves, magical fey, demons and shadow hunters co-exist. The plot begins right after the events of the previous book City of Fallen Angels ends.

At the end of City of Fallen Angels, we see that Jace Lightwood, Clary Fray's boyfriend, is somehow tied to Sebastian Morgenstern - Clary's brother - even though at the end of the battle, Sebastian was killed. And Jace and Sebastian disappear. Now Clary along with her best friend Simon Lewis - a Daylighter Vampire, the Lightwood siblings of Jace - Isabelle "Izzy" Sophia, Alexander "Alec" Gideon - and Magnus Bane - High Warlock of New York; go on a hunt for Jace and find hopefully a way to sever the connection between him and Sebastian and ultimately save him.

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