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Aug 20 2012

City of lost souls by Cassandra Clare

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Walker, 2012. ISBN 9781406339147.
Sebastian has come back to life, only to kidnap Jace and bind him to his plans of evil. Most of the shadowhunters think he is lost forever but Clary has taken on a perilous mission by herself, putting all on the line for a chance to save Jace. Heaven and hell collide as 'Team Good', a determined bunch of shadowhunters, vampires, warlocks and werewolves flurry to come up with a plan to save Clary, Jace and the rest of the world from Sebastian's wrath, and they must do it all behind the back of the clave.
Written with enchanting description and endearing characters, City of Lost souls transports you into a thrilling world of myth and fantasy where all the stories are true. You'll fall in love with the floundering teenagers of this novel as they struggle to understand themselves and each other, all the while striving to save the world.
Filled with thrilling action sequences and great chunks of hilarious dialogue this book will engage your imagination and pull at your heartstrings making you glad that our world is empty of such dangerous adventures, yet wishing that you had a handsome shadowhunter (or werewolf, vampire or warlock for that matter) of your own.
The fifth in a series, City of Lost souls covers many themes which centre on relationships and family, life and death and finding your identity, which are, while entertaining, not hugely though provoking or life changing. I would recommend this book as a fun escape from reality, not to be take too seriously.
Bonny Miller (Student)

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