Monday, June 04, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Just when I thought I wouldn't like this any better than the previous book, I was so 
wrong. The much awaited fifth installment of is packed with awesome action and surprises. And let us not forget the romance, and well, the lost souls....

After the disappearance of Jace and Sebastian, The shadowhunters, Clary, Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, and Simon try to search for the whereabouts of the two. But things change when they discoaver that Sebastian did not just kidnap Jace. They are now bound to each other. And to destroy one of them means destroying the other. Together they must find a powerful weapon to sever the tie between the two before it's too late.

Actually, I was really bothered throughout the most part of this novel. Part of this is because of their somehow futile search for the weapon, and the other part is for Jace. He is not himself that is sure. But the way he is described in the story is like he's hopeless. That who he turned into is impossible to change. I felt it. I felt what Clary must have felt during those times. Because I know it's hard to be with someone you love who isn't what he used to be. You tell yourself that everything is fine but deep down you know it's not the same anymore. That's probably the reason why I thought the story would just be another not-good-enough story. Because I didn't like it that Jace has to always be the one possessed or the one who's not himself. He seems vulnerable that way. And fake by the way. But that disappointment was only short-lived because of how everything turned out.

I guess there were so many scenes that I like. The omniscient point of view helped a great deal in building up the hype. I am entertained by their conversations sometimes. I liked Simon. His personality makes the situation much lighter, like his SMURFS and Star Wars thingy. The other characters are also interesting, like Maia and Jordan, and Alec and Magnus although I'm not really a big fan of their relationship. And the ending, boy it was exactly what I've hoped for! It's incredible and made me wish to read the next book right away!

There's no surprise that Cassandra Clare again made a great shadowhunter novel. She has proven herself so many times. So now I'm waiting more from her.

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars!


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  2. I agree with the whole played out Jace thing. good review lol