Saturday, December 29, 2012

Top Ten YA Novels 2012: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Time for one of the most mind-blowing YA novels in human history.

No. 2: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

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.


Why I love this book so much

1. (Practical) Clary is better than before

Yeah, you heard me. The reason why my practical part loves this book is Clary. Because well, Clary is not like the girl in City of Fallen Angels. She's tougher now. And more cunning. Even though sometimes she can still be annoying. I like the more warrior side of her. She should keep it this way. Maybe I will like her more if she suppress her annoying side.

2. (Emotional) All those FEELS.

Yeah, feels can kill. Feels are lethal. But then that's why I'm so caught up in The Mortal Instruments. Come on, the book... A Tale of Two Cities, with Will's LOVE LETTER for Tessa. It's in Jace's hands. And Will's definitely his ancestor, for crying out loud. And then there's Brother Zachariah. This guys stirs a whole lot of feels. We still don't know who he is. And if he's either Will or Jem our mind will blow. 

3. Sebastian

Yeah. he's the great great villain. But somehow I feel sympathy for him. I mean, obviously he wants love and he doesn't want to be half angel, half demon hybrid thing. I can see his motives and somehow it catches me. But then, just because he has this unwilling side doesn't mean he can kill. He is a great villain and very, very psychotic.


Why you guys should read this book.

1. Screw the haters, this book is awesome.

There are a bunch of haters out there telling you not to read Cassie's book. But screw them, along with all the lethal feels. This book sets in a world that is like nothing before. There are all kinds of creatures in TMI. This is original. And if you want a roller coaster ride of battles, you should definitely read this book. 

2. Great writing skills.

Again, screw those haters who say that Cassie's writing skills are poor. Come on, how can she gives us all those feels if her writing skills are bad? She is one of the greatest author, and The Mortal Instruments (and The Infernal Devices) is one of the greatest series ever. You miss a great chance of encountering a good book if you don't read TMI.

See my review here: 

(This is the very first review I write!)

City of Heavenly Fire, the last book of The Mortal Instruments series, will be releaseds on March 19th, 2014 (That's too freaking far away!!!)

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