"Waiting On" Wednesday – #3: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.**

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

Expected Publication Date: May 8th, 2012

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

From Goodreads:

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.

Why I Can’t Wait: I know it is only a few days away but I am so incredibly excited to read this book!! I love Jace and need to know what will happen to him, Clary and everyone else with Sebastian around. With no ARCs available for this one, it is kind of exciting to be somewhat in the dark on what to expect. Can’t wait!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

32 Responses to “"Waiting On" Wednesday – #3: City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare”

  1. Ellen

    This is the second time I’ve seen this today. Can’t believe it is finally almost here. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • sarabara081

      I am a huge fan too! I didn’t even pre-order because my mail doesn’t come til the evening and I didn’t want to wait that long. LOL

  2. Mimi Valentine

    Oh my GOOOOOOOOOOOSH!! Sara, we can be mega Cassie Clare fangirls together because I honestly CAN’T WAIT to be able to get my hands on this book!! With the way that City of Fallen Angels ended, I’ve been biting my nails trying to imagine what’s going to happen, but I never can LOL. It really is kind or exciting (albeit a little nerve-racking!) to be in the dark with this book since there are no ARCs flying around! 😉

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Sara! Thank goodness there are only a few more days left to go! x) <3

  3. Sam

    This book has got to be one of my most anticipated releases this year. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who can say that! Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors and I am DYING to get more Jace. I love him! 😉 Awesome pick.

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