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City of Lost Souls

Warnings: sexual references, swearing, violence
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments

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‘Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she trust him?
What price is too high to pay, even for love?’

Soooooo… That was uncomfortable. I enjoyed the bits of the book between heated make out sessions, but I read the last 350+ pages at my mum’s choir performance surrounded by old people and my family and I felt physical discomfort. As someone who isn’t really comfortable with other people showing affection, even if it is only in writing, skim reading through these parts ruined the immersion and experience of the story.

Other than that, I really liked the plot and the development of the characters ALSO MORE GAYS YAY! I love the positive representation of the LGBT+ community in this series because it’s so popular and spreads awareness and acceptance.

The overall storyline is dramatic and draws the reader in, shown in the fact that I spent three straight hours reading it and almost finished it within that time. Clare’s writing style is both sophisticated and reflects the way teenagers in the same situation as Clary and Co. are in during the book. The twists and turns in the story and complex and are also easy for the reader to understand. I LOVE IT.

8/10

-abnormalbookgeek

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