Framing the Dialogue

City of Lost Souls

city of lost souls“I’m not like Valentine.  I don’t want to be like him.  I won’t be like him…but his father had taught him that to kill without mercy was a virtue, and maybe you could never forget what your parents taught you.  No matter how badly you wanted to.  I won’t be like him.”

In City of Lost Souls, the fourth in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, we are still faced with the on/off relationship between Jace and Clary, evil doers, and conflict between the shadowhunters, mundanes and downworlders.  Is Valentine really dead?  Will Jace and Clary be FINALLY together?  What/Who is the new evil facing the world?  Will Simon adjust to being not only a vampire, but one who can tolerate daylight?

Maybe I am just burnt out, but this one was far too soap opera-esque for me.  While it was still an entertaining novel I tired of the whole Jace-Clary “love” drama.  Again it was entertaining, but I’ll likely take a break from this series for a while.  I’ll still read the last two since I already bought them and just hope that the storyline moves forward.


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