It's me again, with my review for City Of Lost Souls...I loved this book! It had everything I look for in a good book - great characters, an engaging plot, comedy moments and cute romantic elements from every couple. It had elements of loss and pain involved as well.
The story is continued on from City Of Fallen Angels. Jace is still missing. This makes Clary desperate to find him as she knows he's with her evil brother. Clary, Isabelle and Alec go to see the Seelie Queen, who gives Clary two rings. One of these rings, she gives to Simon on her return. This means they can contact each other no matter where they are, as long as they're both wearing a ring.
Clary makes the decision to go after Jace through a portal she creates for herself. Of course Simon tries to stop her but Clary is determined to do something to help save her lost love. Simon is also the only one who knows of her plan. She finds Jace and Sebastian together. They take her back to a magical house that can traverse time and space and end up wherever the master wants it to. However, she can't easily get out of this house without either Jace or Sebastian.
While this is going on, back in New York, Izzy, Simon, Alec and Magnus try to work out how to save Jace while still killing off Sebastian. At the end of City Of Fallen Angels, Sebastian bonded his life to Jace's and vice versa so if Sebastian is killed, Jace will be too. They spend a long time going over different methods - it's only when Magnus mentions calling on an Angel for help that things start to change for the better. It's ultimately down to Simon to call upon the Angel as he can't be killed because of the power that Clary bestowed on him in City Of Glass.
There are relationship dramas for every main character as well. I enjoyed this as it added a bit of normalcy to the story.
I don't really want to write anymore of what happens because again, I feel that it's better if you read it for yourself but just know it's really good. I therefore give City Of Lost Souls 5 stars again. There were a couple of slower parts but I actually enjoyed them and thought the author did well to change up the pace of the story a little. It wasn't all thrown in your face straight away here. There are also stories that I haven't begun to cover here that pop up.
I'm looking forward to finishing the series with City Of Heavenly Fire soon...