City of Lost Souls

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What price is too high to pay, even for love? Plunge into fifth installment the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

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.
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 544 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442416864 | 
  • May 2012 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
List Price $24.99

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THE LAST COUNCIL


“How much longer will the verdict take, do you think?” Clary asked. She had no idea how long they’d been waiting, but it felt like ten hours. There were no clocks in Isabelle’s black and hot-pink powder-puff bedroom, just piles of clothes, heaps of books, stacks of weapons, a vanity overflowing with sparkling makeup, used brushes, and open drawers spilling lacy slips, sheer tights, and feather boas. It had a certain backstage-at-La-Cage-aux-Folles design aesthetic, but over the past two weeks Clary had spent enough time among the glittering mess to have begun to find it comforting.
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A Reading Group Guide for: City of Lost Souls By Cassandra Clare About This Book Jace is gone. The Clave is worried about Sebastian: how he came back to life, where he went, and what he’ll do next. They are concerned about who is to blame for what happened, and how they can best protect the Shadowhunters and the rest of the world. But Clary is concerned about only one thing—Jace is gone. He is gone and she has to find him, for he is her life. It was her request of the angel Raziel that allowed Lilith to take control of Jace in the first place, so it’s up to her to find him and make him safe once again. When Jace shows up at Luke’s house with Sebastian, Clary is left with only one choice—to follow him. Sebastian and Jace are inextricably linked, and one cannot be killed without the other one dying. So Clary will pretend to join Jace and Sebastian in their dark plan while her friends search desperately for some way to sever the bond between the two boys. As she does her best to find out their plan, she has to keep reminding herself that the Jace she’s seeing now isn’t the same Jace she fell in love with. And everyone—Clary, Simon, Alec—has some hard lessons to learn about love and trust and commitment before this whole ordeal is over. Discussion Questions 1. Why does the Clave deprioritize the search for Jace and Sebastian? see more

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