"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
Hardcover: 536 pages
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.
No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?
Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.
And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series. --description via Goodreads
*I have not reviewed The Mortal Instrument books 1-3 or The Infernal Devices book 1 because I started the blog well after having read them. There's no way I could go back and do reviews for every book I've ever read.
Also, related to "Waiting On" Wednesday, I follow another blogger, Anna Reads, and she posted a spoiler free review of The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead. You can access it here. Since there's no way I'd ever get an advanced copy of The Golden Lily, I thought I'd share her review on it because I'm majorly stoked about this book. Love Richelle Mead. Loved Vampire Academy. And can't wait to experience the entire Bloodlines series. Check out Anna's post about The Golden Lily.
Oh and because Anna posted her picture with Richelle Mead, I'm going to post my own. That was at the book signing of Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) (Read my brief post here. Keep in mind this was way early in my blogging process, but it does have a picture of my signed copy of Spirit Bound.) at Page and Palette in May 2010. Pictured from left to right is Richelle Mead, my SNL Holly, and myself.