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review 2016-10-18 10:00
My Thoughts: City Of Lost Souls (TMI #5) by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare

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text 2016-09-13 19:12
August Wrap-Up
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling,John Kerr Tiffany,Jack Thorne
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
The 100 - Kass Morgan
The Archived - Victoria Schwab
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz - L. Frank Baum

I just realized I haven't posed my August wrap-up yet!

I read a total of 7 books during August (including two re-reads).

 

What I read

- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (5/5)

- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (4/5)

- The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkosky (3/5)

- The 100 by Kass Morgan (4/5)

- The Archived by Victoria Schwab (4/5)

- City of Lost Sould by Cassandra Clare (4/5)

- Dorothy and The Wizard in Oz (4/5)

 

What I watched

 

I'm still watching Gilmore Gilrs, I'm currently watching season 3. It's so good!

 

I'm going to post a haul quite soon and then hopefully some picture of my brand new shelves (I'm moving really soon!). I won't post reviews in the near future, because I'm not reading that much these days and I don't have the energy to go on the computer after 8 hours staring at it at work... That's sad, actually.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

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review 2016-08-27 14:15
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare

It was my second read of this book. I first read it in August 2014. I'm currently re-reading the entire series after having read The Infernal Devices.

 

Because I've now read the Infernal Devices, I've got so many extra that I did not get the first time. Mostly mentions about Will, but other things too. I liked it a lot!

 

My problem with this book is that it seems like all the characters are having hormonal outbursts... Seriously, I know they are teenagers but it was just too much. 

 

I still liked Isabelle a lot and in this book we get to know her better and see a new side of her personnality which was really cool.

 

Clary and Jace are still not my favourite characters but Clary was a bit less annoying in this one and Jace, well, he's not really himself in the book. 

 

The plot was really great too, a lot of storylines are happening at the same time but it is really well managed.  It was a pleasant re-read!

 

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review 2016-01-22 00:00
City of Lost Souls
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare A Very Low 3 Stars. If it wasn't for Simon in all his awesomeness it wouldn't have even gotten 2 stars.

Lots of rambling and possible spoilers ahead:

*ugh* Where do I even start?! This wasn't as terrible as a lot of people say it is...once you sift through the ridiculous amount of Clary whining over Jace. Can I just say that Jace under Sebastathan's control was much more likable than normal Jace?! CC really wrote him as an unlikable character. And it's funny because his love for himself and confidence could be compared with Magnus', but where Magnus is sassy and hilarious, Jace is conceited to the point where he seems like he's truly in love with himself, and it's just U.G.L.Y. (He ain't got no alibi!)

And is it wrong that I LOVE Sebastathan? Where I hated Valentine because he was just a crazy zealot, I love Sebastathan because he's just pure evil. Valentine mistook his crazy self righteousness for pure intentions. Sebastathan knows he's evil and is surprisingly okay with it. Although deep down I think he does wish he was capable of love and being loved--specifically by Jace and Clary. That just may be his downfall. Or maybe not. More than likely Jace and new his heavenly fire along with Clary's blind, dumb luck will be the end for Sebastathan.

And once again Clary races off into danger to save Jace without regard to herself or anyone else. Simon, Alec, Isabelle, and Magnus all risked their lives by summoning a greater demon and an actual angel of the lord, but at least they went in with a plan and they all worked together. Clary sees Jace in trouble and just goes running blindly into the unknown leaving everyone else to (potentially) pick up the pieces if her non-plan is an epic fail. Which it usually is. I get love, love so deep and passionate that you would potentially let the world burn to save your beloved, but that's only in thought not in deed. Once she stopped and thought about what was happening, she realized what a ginormously huge mistake she made by not letting Jace sacrifice himself. Jace knew what the cost of saving himself would be, and he didn't want to pay it. Now Sebastathan is on the loose with an Infernal Cup and revenge on his mind. He will very likely make a huge shadowhunter-hunter army. There will be a huge war and lots of people who didn't have to die, will in fact die. I'll say it again, Clary is selfish and thoughtless. It would have probably broken her to lose Jace, but the world would have kept on turning, Magnus is proof of it. I just feel like her selfishness is constantly rewarded. The amount of angst this couple exudes is just too much. I know it's teenage love, but DAMN!

Isabelle needs to get over herself and tell Simon how she feels. She's the first one to think men should be tripping over themselves for her--that no one is worthy of her greatness, so why would anyone feel like they could truly have her? Why would they express their undying love if they know they're unworthy of her? That they'll just be shot down? She's another one with just a little too much conceit for my taste. I love a strong, confident, badass woman, but there's a thin line between self assurance and narcissism.

And poor, sad, clueless Alec. I feel so, so bad for him. He's never done a relationship--even his familial relationships seem to be seriously lacking in the relationship department. Magnus was one hundred percent right to break-up with him--I sure as hell would have--but I still feel bad for Alec. He doesn't know what to do with these feels he's having, and quite frankly there isn't any one to talk to about them. His parents are useless, his sister is too self involved, Jace and Clary can't see past one another, and he has no other true friends--he'd ever go to Simon. He was scared, and jealous, and confused, but it didn't make what he did right, even if he did realize what a dumb ass he was and decided to do the right thing. It was so wrong to try to make such an enormous decision for Magnus. He should have spoken to Magnus about it; if he had been honest, he would have learned that Magnus was already considering it, and that would have probably been enough to ease his fears. But he didn't talk to the man he supposedly loved and ended up losing him. Poora, poora, pussy cat. (Anyone who gets that reference has my respect as a lover of old school!)

And poor Magnus! How must he feel being betrayed by someone he loves so deeply. He never wanted to, or thought he could be in love with a shadowhunter, but he made an exception for Alec--not that he could have stopped himself from loving him, but he could have stayed away from him. Magnus risked a lot getting involved with a young, inexperienced, closeted, shadowhunter. He risked his heart, his life, and quite frankly his sanity to be with Alec and he was repaid with treachery. And what's worse, he was actually considering giving up his immortality so that he could grow old with Alec. That's like the ultimate slap in the face!

Now with all that being said, Alec didn't mean any harm, and he really had come to his senses before he did anything irreparably stupid. I truly hope Magnus doesn't take too long to realize this and they get back together. But I'm sure the road to a Malec reunion will be long and full of *shudder* angst. I never knew there could be too much teenage angst in an YA series and yet we have this series. I'm committed now; five books deep, there's no turning back. There had just better be an epic reunion of Alec and Magnus in the next book...and less Clace wangst!
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review 2015-11-26 21:16
Review: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare  City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare  City of Glass - Cassandra Clare  

City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare  City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare  Mortal Instruments 06. City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare  

Goodreads summary of the first book:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

 

My opinion:

These are the rating I gave to each book:

City Of Bones 5/5 ★

City Of Ashes 4/5 ★

City Of Glass 4/5 ★

City Of Fallen Angels 3.5/5 ★

City Of Lost Souls 3.5/5 ★

City Of Heavenly Fire 3.5/5 ★

 

I gave this series a 3.5 out of 5 stars, because when I was reading City of Fallen Angels I just realized that I was tired of paranormal reads. I like contemporary and real books way much more. When it's just a story without anything (besides the relationships) real in it, I just get bored. I really liked City Of Heavenly Fire thought, because that was the only one with good morals in it and in that book we see a war, but it was just too long for me.

 

A 3.5 starrating means for me a 7 out of 10: it was good and entertaining, but sometimes boring and I would have liked to read other books when I was reading these ones.


As you also can see, I gave the first three books a much more higher rating. That was because the story felt really unique and it excited me very much, but at the end I realized that long series and especially fantasy/paranormal series just isn't something for me anymore.

 

If you do like paranormal books: go read this one! It has also a great love story between two men, which I really appreciate (especially in YA books). And speaking of the characters: in the beginning I liked Clary and Jace, but n the last few books not so much...

 

What is your opinion about The Mortal Instruments?

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