"For as is often the happenstance with that which is precious and lost, when you find him again, he may well not be quite as you left him." (Queen of the Seelie Court)
★ The first half of City of Lost Souls is slow. I could put this book down and not read it for days.
★ The ending makes up for the slow pacing. However, the ending seems rushed.
★ I cannot deal with lovestruck teenagers like Clary. Her world revolves around her boyfriend, Jace, and she would literally damn the world if it meant that she could spend the rest of her life with him. She does so many silly things all in the name of love.
★ Jace is not really Jace in City of Lost Souls and I don't care.
★ I prefer reading about the secondary characters because the main characters, Clary and Jace, do things that I can't understand.
★ Simon goes through so much character development in The Mortal Instruments series and after reading City of Lost Souls, he is now one of my favourite Cassandra Clare characters.
★ Isabelle is my favourite Shadowhunter in City of Lost Souls. She's fierce, headstrong and awesome. In City of Lost Souls, we get to see her vulnerabilities and insecurities.
★ I also like the idea of Sizzy. I enjoyed seeing Isabelle slowly let her walls fall down and realise that she might have feelings for Simon and also seeing Simon give his heart another shot at potential love.
★ Alec has a PoV in City of Lost Souls and although he does some pretty stupid stuff, I kind of understood where he was coming from.
★ I live for the Magnus sass.
★ I'm quite fine with the state of the Malec ship at the end of City of Lost Souls. Magnus breaks-up with Alec after Alec goes behind his back. This is for the best because Alec needs to grow up and get over his insecurities and Magnus deserves better than that.
★ I'm giving Jordan the benefit of doubt in City of Lost Souls.
★ I don't know how to feel about Jordan and Maia, but if they're happy, then I have no complaints.
★ Sebastian is one of those villains that you love to hate. However, the reason for his lack of humanity is the demon blood running through his veins and that's not his fault.
★ I also thought that I was done with reading about incest. I thought wrong.
★ I cannot deal with all the teenage angst.
"They mean that adversity tests one's strength of character. In difficult times, in dark times, some people shine." (Jocelyn Fray)