“A great 5th book to the series, although it definitely left me wanting more. Now, on to the Infernal Devices Trilogy!”Danielle wrote this review Sunday, August 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After 5 books, the impediments in Clary and Jace's relationship are really starting to feel a little too forced, I'm afraid. While still an interesting enough read, the characters are starting to lose their appeal. I'd still recommend the first three books, but I think I'd stop there for a complete, satisfying story.”EvilKipper wrote this review Friday, August 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“** spoiler alert ** I was so nervous going into City of Lost Souls because the ending of City of Fallen Angels left everything in such a chaotic state. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know what happened without being able to finish the series right away.
I adored City of Lost Souls. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It adds so much to The Mortal Instruments series.
I didn’t think anything could top the anxiety of Clary and Jace thinking they were brother and sister, but I was wrong. This book was so much harder for me to swallow because of the situation they found themselves in. So many times I wanted everything back the way it was, but I still thought it was interesting to see how the events in the book played out and affected their relationship.
I love that Clary is growing as a Shadowhunter in the second half of the series. She’s getting so much better and it’s awesome to see her succeed and find her element and be able to fight along side her Shadowhunter friends and family.
There were so many fun visuals in this book, especially of Magnus. Some of my favorite parts were the way the other characters described him. He’s so eccentric and I love waiting to see what he’ll wear next!
Just like with City of Fallen Angels, I loved being inside more than just Clary, Jace, and Simon’s heads. And, I especially loved the references to The Infernal Devices trilogy and getting to know Sebastian better, even if he was creepy. Sebastian gave me the hebejebes big time! But, I found myself wondering, like Clary, if he was really different. I knew deep down inside that he wasn’t, but Cassandra Clare did a great job of getting me to doubt myself and wonder.”
“Got to see a bit more of my favorite characters, though Clare doesn't do the best job depicting the intrigues of the Clave and why everyone is so angry about it.”spiffykt wrote this review Monday, July 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was the best book out of the series I think! I LUV and am fully obsessed with ALL the book sand series. GO Mortal Instruments! Jace and Clary's love are soo strong it touches me, the different perspectives, the anticipation, excitement, and it's a full page turner. I couldn't put it down! It was filled with excitement, sadness, romance, action humor and made you guessing and made your suspicions and clues to add up! I can't wait to read City of Heavenly Fire! 5 STARS!!!
Go Cassandra Clare!!!”
“I was way more satisfied with the ending of this book than with CoFA. I wasn't going to read it, but I'm very glad I did. The wait for City of Heavenly Fire will not be so painful now. ”Jacqueline Buringa wrote this review Monday, July 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I can not wait until book 6 comes out”SEXXXY READER wrote this review Saturday, July 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the first three books were good but by now Cassandra is grasping at straws for a plot line and using sex scenes as a filler at every turn. a real let down. ”Becky Grant wrote this review Thursday, July 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No