After reading Fallen in Love in January, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of the last installment in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, Raptu...moreAfter reading Fallen in Love in January, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of the last installment in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, Rapture. I was excited when I found out being in Australia I could get my copy a few days earlier then the rest of the world. I raced out straight away to grab my copy.
Fifty pages in and I was a little disappointed that it did not have the same fast pace feel as the other installments and I found myself struggling to go back for more. But I am very glad I did. From page two hundred and forty on everything finally came together and I could not put it down. Luce finally finds out who she is and when her and Daniel first met. I was sad that Shelby and Miles hardly made an appearance, as they are some of my favorite characters.
The ending of the series did not disappoint me. The twist I was waiting for left me with a smile on my face as Lauren Kate finished off the amazing Fallen series just the way I hoped. There were no real unanswered questions.
The series is a wonderful take on Fallen Angels and their descendants. I have left the novel with four stars only because it took a while to capture me.(less)
This is such a beautiful book. I loved it and found it hard to put down. It is an easy read and the story line flows smoothly. I can't wait for more :...moreThis is such a beautiful book. I loved it and found it hard to put down. It is an easy read and the story line flows smoothly. I can't wait for more :-)(less)
I want to start by saying that I understand that people have a problem with Cassandra Clare continuing The Mortal Instruments series and not finishing...moreI want to start by saying that I understand that people have a problem with Cassandra Clare continuing The Mortal Instruments series and not finishing with City of Fallen Angels. The best thing to do is to pretend it was the last one and not to read anymore. Problem solved.
Now for the rest of us who wish the series never had to end, I wanted start with what I loved about City Of Lost Souls. First, I loved that the book was 540pages long. I loved that we got to see more of Izzy, Alec, Maia and of course Magnus. There are so many characters to fall in love with. My favorite couple in this book was Jordan and Maia followed closely by Isabelle and Simon.
There are only two bad things for me:
1) I didn’t find it as addictive compared to the other installments.
2) Clary was pretty annoying at times.
I can’t wait for the next book to come out. I’m sad it’s the last one but I am curious to see where it goes. What will happen with Alec, and Magnus? What about Simon? He isn’t protected anymore and a very big will Clary and Jace finally do it!
One book to go and we have to wait till March 2014. It just doesn’t seem fair but the good news is the next book in the prequel to The Mortal Instruments, Clockwork Princess, will be out in March 2013 to keep us occupied.
If you haven’t read Cassandra Clare’s prequel to The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal devices, Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince, make sure you do. I loved picking up the crossovers in City of Lost Souls.
Also don’t forget to check out all the deleted chapters from City of Lost Souls (there is a very hot scene). You can find these on Cassandra Clare’s Goodreads page.(less)