City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
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.

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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) Reviews

  • Candace
    Sep 14, 2016


    Where I was disappointed with 'City of Fallen Angels', 'City of Lost Souls' definitely made up for it! I'm glad that I didn't hang it up after the last book and kept pushing forward with the series. This fifth book was full of action and suspense. This time around, Jace is under the in...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 12, 2016

    Cait • A Page with a View

    I'm so glad that Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, and Simon are finally stronger characters! I would totally give this book more stars if they were the only characters. I'm still not into Clary & Jace and am somehow even more annoyed by them now than I was during that ridiculous incest stor...

  • Haleema
    Aug 16, 2016


    Beware of spoilers!I didn't see a point to this book. Clare really should have ended her series at City of Glass. We all know that. Well, all of us who are not fans of Clare. However, since this book was 534 freaking pages, I figured that I should talk about a few things.ClaceSo these ...

  • P
    Jul 2, 2016


    “I never cared,” he said. “I wanted you anyway. I always wanted you.” This book is a cliché. CoLS is one of the few books I know what will happen next. Jace was turned into a bad guy by Sebastian, and he convinces Clary to join him and her evil brother. I found...

  • Victoria Hansen
    Jun 21, 2016

    Victoria Hansen

    "I don't care," Clary said. "He'd do it for me. Tell me he wouldn't. If I were missing-" "He'd burn the whole world down till he could dig you out of the ashes. I know," Alec said.Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls is the fifth instalment of the Mortal Instruments franchise, writte...

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    Jun 21, 2016

    Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

    4 Two sides of Jace *Spoilers*This one was much better than the last one. Lots of action. Jace and Clary still can't catch a break. Really the span of the whole series they are apart pining for each other with like a few weeks here and there that they can actually be together. Teenage ...

  • Bangadybangz
    May 31, 2016


    Wow I finished this a while ago! Guess I forgot to share my thoughts...Um... It was good? LolNot my favorite of the series, but I've heard CoHF is amazing, so I'm pumped to read that soon! :D ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Mar 3, 2016

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    Here's the deal.. this book was SLOW TO THE BONE, but the end result was worth the SLOWNESS. It just took forever and a day to get to the really interesting parts. I definitely liked this a lot more than City of Fallen Angels. I'll admit though after reading TID, nothing will compare t...

  • Pearl Angeli
    Feb 4, 2016

    Pearl Angeli

    Cassandra Clare did a wonderful job once again!City of Lost Souls, the fifth book of The Mortal Instruments series, picks up where City of Fallen Angels left off. I don't want to give anything away by describing the things that have happened here, but the series already becomes more an...

  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    Jan 24, 2016

    Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)

    I managed to stop complaining about this book long enough to finally finish it. Although I do believe that City of Lost Souls was better than its predecessor, it wasn't that much better. I'm still disappointed in the direction that this series decided to go and I still stand by what I ...