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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.
So if you have read my review for the City of Fallen Angels you know that things there went pretty bad for me. I was annoyed by both Clary and Jace, and Simon and who not. But it wasn't only that but just the fact that this series has lost its point. This one went the same way and there are few things that gave me headaches.
One of them was the beginning, as that was completely pointless. Nothing on earth happened and I just continued turning pages and trying to find why we have this book at all. It picks up and there gets to be something at the end, but fist half of the book could be completely deleted and I wouldn't argue with that. Another thing is actually was the light at the end of the tunnel in the previous book for me and that was Alec who by that point was my favorite character in this series - well he annoyed me as well. He was the mature one and chosen one! #grrr
At the end I finished this book, put it down and picked Clockwork Princess from the self. I read the epilogue and cried my heart out. The last 10 pages of that book made me feel 100x more than the last two books in this series combined.
I don't have much hope left, but I'm curious to see how things will end with this series. Hopefully I'll find a little spark of light somewhere as that's the only thing I wish for.
Rating: 1 star.
Until the next time,