Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

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.
All right, I didn't really step out of the box for my Waiting on Wednesday post--I'm trying to avoid waiting on things when I have the ever-growing pile of books begging to be read (and threatening to pile on me when I'm asleep) in my bedroom. But I am looking forward to this one! And re-reading the rest of the Mortal Instruments books in preparation for it!
Also: I'm just going to say right now that I'm not a huge fan of this cover. Clary and Jace are looking a little romance novel-y here. I much prefer the German covers, which don't have any people on them. Just class. However, due to my lack of proficiency in the German language, buying those would be pretty superfluous.

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  1. Just hopping through. :)

    I still need to read City of Bones! :D Great pick!

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  2. Yes!! Great pick! I'm extremely excited for this!!! TMI is one of my fave series like ever! :)

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  3. I'm just getting started on City of Bones now - I'm hoping to get through most of the series before this one comes out! Great pick :).

    New follower here :).

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