Friday, July 27, 2012

Those Mortal Instruments

The City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
It's hard reading a series like this over years. Yes, years. I read the last book in 2011, and the first 3 in 2010. But since I'm reading them as they're published it can't really be helped. Although once they're finally all out, I'd love to sit down and read them all back to back to understand more of the story by reading it together.

But moving on... It's funny going back and reading my review of The City of Fallen Angels, because its different than memory. I remember being bored throughout it, but loving the cliffhanger. Although from my review, I guess I liked it more than I thought at the time. (Another reason it isn't fun waiting a year between books.)

But knowing that I remember the last one as boring, this one redeemed itself (and also brought me out of my book slump). There's so many different plots going on by know, and I loved how each was weaved throughout the story. And I really liked Clary's & Jace's interactions in this one.

As we've come to expect with Clare, there is a cliffhanger, but it's not nearly as crazy as the last one. And while I can't wait till the 6th (and final?) mortal instrument book comes out, I'm even more excited for the 3rd infernal devices book.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. Glad to hear that you liked this one! I have heard so many negative reviews and have put off reading it since I'm scared it will be bad. I will have to move it to the top of the TBR list now.

    I am way excited for the 3rd Infernal Devices book! Can't wait!

  2. Ahh I haven't read this one yet but I'm so excited too!! I love the series!

  3. I hope I can someday get to this series. I know that I will like them!

  4. Oh someone else mentioned this book this week as well. Must check it out!

  5. I loved the Izzie/Simon interactions in this book- Izzie's always been my favorite character in the series and it's nice to see her less confident side. The Star Wars references made me laugh out loud.

  6. This is the one that did it in for me. In the 4th, I realized that when she didn't know where to go "hearts beating" "biting lips and tasting blood" "rock hard, smooth abs" - that was just too much for me. I love her characters and the story (minus the incest), but I hate her writing style. It's horrible. I'm hoping the movie will be good because I really do like the characters and plot.

  7. I've read the whole series except this book. I've bought it but haven't had time to read it! I need to get on this!