Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting books that have not yet been released but are being greatly anticipated. Today, my pick under the category "EEEEEEEEEEEEK hey look a book that shall be AWESOME" is the FIFTH book in the INCREDIBLE Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare: City of Lost Souls


(Please remember that the synopsis contains spoilers for the other books in the Mortal Instruments series, so please beware if you haven't read them all!)




The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.  
No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?  
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.  
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?  
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. 
I AM SO EXCITED. How could I not be?? TMI is one of my favorite series of all time, and I can't WAIT to see what happens next, not just for Jace and Clary, but also for Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, Simon, Maia, Jordan, Luke, Jocelyn...the list goes on and on.


Seriously, people, this will be EPIC. If you haven't read the first four books yet you MUST DO THIS NOW. Seriously, go. You have NO CLUE what you're missing!


Oh, and don't forget that you can read the prologue of CoLS HERE!


EEEP. So exciting!


What are you waiting on this week? Leave your WoW links in the comments!


(:D)
~Mag

18 comments:

  1. Oh yes definitely excited for this one! Can't wait to see what happens with Jace and Sebastian! And I love Simon too! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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    1. I know!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, based on teasers I've seen, it's going to be creeeeeeeepy!

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  2. my sister and my roommate are absolutely obsessed with this series. i should join them in their obsession and pick it up because i'm probably missing out ;)

    my WoW.

    -michelle

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    1. oh definitely you should check them out!

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  3. I love this series! Although I still haven't read book four in the series yet. Great pick Mag!

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    1. Oh man! You must! You must read it!

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  4. I have seen this everywhere...no surprise there though! I have yet to read a Casandra Claire book though! I better before I get book shunned!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

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    1. haha. Book shunned. But yeah, you should definitely check them out, both Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices, they both rock!

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  5. OMG!!! I'm dying to read this book! May seems so far away!! I want to see what happens to my Jace :). Here is my WoW: http://inbetweenbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-temptation-by.html

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  6. I'm crazy excited for this book too! I LOVE all of Cassandra Clare's books and I seriously can't wait to read this one. It's going to be awesome! (Hopefully!) :D

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    1. Oh no. What if it's horrible? That would stink.

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  7. What a great pick! This is one of my favorite series ever. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm super excited for this one as well! Before now, I actually hadn't even read the synopsis. It tells quite a bit that's why I usually don't read them and just be surprised when the book comes out. Anyway, this time it made me even more excited!!! :D Excellent pick, Mag! :)

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    1. I'm sooo excited for this one! Hopefully it will be as awesome as everyone hopes :)

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  9. This book is the fifth installment in The Mortal Instruments series written by the amazing Cassandra Clare who doesn't ceased to write books highly heartbreaking and equally addictive.

    I'm a fan of Cassandra Clare, so I may not be the better blogger to tell you if it's good or not since I'm too fond of these characters and this world to really criticize these books, but one thing is for sure, it's far better than City of Fallen Angels.

    Some of you thought City of Fallen Angels wasn't as good as the first three books of the series and even if I highly enjoyed it, I tend to think it wasn't that good compared to the other books. But City of Lost Souls is exhausting in a wonderful way. I was always on the edge, almost ruining my not so long fingernails.

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