As many of you know, The City of Lost Souls came out in May of this year. I may not have been one of the first people waiting in line at a store to buy the book, but I was one of the first to check it out of my local library. Now with most of the stuff going on in my life at the moment, it has taken me a little longer to read than usual (the first book took me as long to read this one, but I read two through four within a month and a half!) But I got through it, and I loved it, especially the ending.....*wink* (you want to know the ending, then read it! lol)
Now, if none of you have yet read past the City of Ashes or City of Glass, take heed in reading the following; it's filled with spoilers.
In this one, Clary and the gang are back, and this time they're trying to find a way to save Jace (yet once again) and separate him from Lilth's curse that bound him to Sebastian, the real Jonathan Morgernstern and Clary's brother. It looks as though Sebastian is planning on carrying out Valentine's plans, but with Jace's help, and possibly Clary's. Throughout the whole story though, the characters face "daily" life problems. Simon has to find a way to tell his sister Rebecca about himself being a vampire; Maia and Jordan need to face their shared past and see if they can move on; Isabelle needs to tell something to Simon but doesn't know how to blurt it out; and Alec and Magnus seems to be falling apart. At the same time, they all need to find a way to save Luke from death and a way to break Lilth's spell on Jace (whether it be from Heaven or Hell). Will all this be done in time?
Now all that is left for those of us that love this series so dearly is to wait for the sixth and final book, titled City of Heavenly Fire and is expected to be published March 19, 2014. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to wrap my mind around it and finally read the prequels to the Mortal Instruments during this long wait. Until then, I hope you get a chance to read City of Lost Souls and enjoy the book as much as I did. I give this story a 5 star rating.