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Most Helpful Favorable Review

104 out of 117 people found this review helpful.

TMI is back on track!

First off, let us get this out of the way...

City of Lost Souls is not as good as City of Bones, City of Ashes or City of Glass. Sorry.
City of Lost Souls is better than City of Fallen Angels. You're welcome.


The story picks up right where Fallen Angels left of...
First off, let us get this out of the way...

City of Lost Souls is not as good as City of Bones, City of Ashes or City of Glass. Sorry.
City of Lost Souls is better than City of Fallen Angels. You're welcome.


The story picks up right where Fallen Angels left off. You remember? That horrific cliff hanger that the wonderful Ms. Clare made us all so angry with. Jace and Sebastian have vanished. Clary and the Scooby pals are distraught and the Clave has launched a search, though more for Sebastian than for Jace.

The tale skips around from person to person quite often. You know what is happening with Clary, Simon, Izzy, Alec and Magnus, and even Maia and Jordan get good coverage. It became less and less the story of Clary & Jace the star-crossed lovers. It became everyone's story. Jace actually gets less play in this installment than any other.

So, if you are a Jace fan (like me), you may be disappointed. I wasn't. Jace was obnoxious. I like him broody and egotistical. Not brain dead and carefree. Which is the effect Sebastian has on him. I was all right with the lack of Jace.

On the other hand, if you are a Simon fan, you may get great satisfaction here. Simon was less whiny, in my opinion. Still just as hilarious as always. He is finding out where he belongs and with who (wink, wink), who cares for him, where his relationships lie and what his place in the Shadowhunter world is. Maybe he isn't the outsider he thought he was, only linked by his long friendship with Clary.

I know there are many, many Magnus fans out there so he earns a mention, right? Magnus, as always, delivers. There seems to be no end to the sacrifices he is willing to make for this band of misfit demon killers. Especially where Alec is concerned. Or is there a limit? You'll have to read the book to find out what the heck I am talking about!

There are so many love stories taking place simultaneously here, romance fans will be drooling over it. But, for me, that was the downfall. So much lovey lovey, not enough fight fight. I expected a big epic battle to save Jace's soul. There was a battle. It wasn't very epic. There was a moment that reminded me of the most memorable Buffy/Angel moment. I apologize to those who won't get the reference. But we will have to wait for City of Heavenly Fire for this epic battle. Since it is earmarked for release in spring of 2014...it's going to be a long wait.

All in all it's a good read for TMI fans. It actually renewed my love for the series and I think I will be revisiting each book before the release of the final installment.

posted by Ginger-Read-Reviews on May 16, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

32 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

KK

I really loved how cassandra ended city of glass, and i thought it was over and i was sad but ok with it. Than she came out with another book and i didn't like how that one ended, i kinda feel shes dragging the series. I hope this next one is interesting.

posted by tas1396 on October 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Why is she writing more?

    I dont understand why she didnt end with City of Glass. I think that these extra books are boring. I think shes trying to drag it on and on but is going too far.

    14 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Not as good as the first three

    Couldn't get through it. Bored out of my mind

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Y

    2 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Wtf

    11stop being so desprate

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Parents and Teachers Beware

    Although Ms. Clare is a gifted author the Mortal Instruments series has no place in a young adult genre. The series endorses, promotes and glamorizes a homosexual lifestyle and would be best left to a mainstream audience.

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Preordered

    I preorderd this book and still cant open it! Considering the release was yesterday and still i am un able to read it is a little irratating..

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Greypaw * sad*

    Walks away into the mist thinking no one cares is she is gone forever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Myntpaw

    Now everyone comes. Striking is looking for Deathscar right now. And he is determined to kill anyone who dislikes me even a little. He told me. And its not easy living with others inside your head. And not always. The wounds i keep getting. Its because of Strikingpaw. His injuries become mine. I run to next res. Crying.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    AMAZING!!!!!!!! :}

    Okay first of all this is technically the best book out of all of them. I havent seen the movie yet and for those who have this is the face ill give you: :< or even this face: :[

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Kissing book :+

    Ssstttuuupppiiiddd!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    cant believe it.

    You people enjoyed it .yoiu nmakke me sick.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    this series was ok, But i perfered Night Terrors hallways and m

    this series was ok, But i perfered Night Terrors hallways and mirrors over it. goes along the same guide lines but in a better way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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