Well I’m cutting it close to the one month read for a book, but the TMI series are extremely long so I was constantly reading it when I could. Even if that meant reading this book at 2 o’clock in the morning. Yes I take myself serious when reading a book in a time frame, there are so many other to read. But I was side-track when Shadow Bound came and I had to read that so I could participate in a contest.
TMI: City of Lost Souls
The Description: 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.
The Good: Well I love the insane romance between the characters in this book, Jordan and Maia rekindle their love for each other, Izzy and Simon are still an “unofficial” couple, and Alec and Magnus are as happily they can be. Now as for Clary, her love life is complicated . . . with Jace and Sebastian bond, she see the “other Jace” not “Her Jace” And Sebastian has some odd interest in Clary that its freaks me out in a creepy way. No I do not have siblings and if I did I wouldn’t appeal what Sebastian is doing with Clary.
The Bad: Alec seems pretty desperate to be with Magnus forever, or getting Magnus to become mortal with a help of an old enemy. Secrets and lies Sebastian has and has hatred to his own father which I found shocking. And again the odd interest with Clary when she is his sister “by blood”. I did not care for the “Other Jace” he I thought was too into himself when acting like he was all about Clary. My heart sadden at the end, it seems that everyone was getting a happy ending EXCEPT Alec and Magnus.
The in-between: Did I mention all the romance brewing in this book? I was blown away by it. The battle scenes were intense, especially between Clary and Sebastian and then the end where Clary did the unthinkable. I like the farie ring that allows people to talk inside their mind.