What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
There is so many things that I love about this book, the many settings, point of view characters vary, the suspense was definitely killing me. I'm not joking when I say I did not want to put this book down. It explains why I stayed up until the wee hours of the night finishing it.
I was shocked to realise only six months had passed for these characters since book one, City of Bones. I know a lot can happen in that amount of time, but this takes it all to the next level.
So much has happened, it's a shock that it has only happened in that amount of time.
There is one final book in the series, and I know, I'm really not looking forward to it. It's not that I don't like this series (far, far from it), I just don't want it to finish. But what I want, and it better happen, is for Clary and Jace to finally live happily ever after. That might be Disney fairytale coming out, but at this point nothing seems to be going smoothly for this couple.
Finally I can say Clary has grown up in this book, yes it might of taken her a while, but she is accepting what she is and isn't saying or doing stupid things. Okay, she does risky moves, but all for a good cause right?
What shocked me was how much I find Jocelyn annoying now. In the first book, City of Bones, I wanted to smack Clary for the things she said about her mother. She is protecting you from bad things that she knows more about than you do. But now I'm finding her over protectiveness is too much. Every time she tries to hide Clary from "danger" she ends up in a worse state for it.
She is a Shadowhunter trained to fight off the "bad guys", and that is what she has chosen. Just accept it. And I know what it's like wanting to bubble wrap your child, but unfortunately you can't do that forever.
Simon, he wasn't my favourite character at the beginning, but slowly and surely he is becoming a character I can't wait to read in his point of view. I still think he is over obsessed with Clary, but hopefully by the next book he eases off a bit.
I can not wait to read the final book in the series, City of Heavenly Fire, even though I'm going to cry. Not because I think people are going to die, I hope not, I have been lucky that I haven't seen any spoilers in the past year since it's release date. The reason for my ugly tears is because this will be the last in the series.