Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's choice is:
Publication date: May 8th 2012, by Margaret K. McElderry
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**Warning: The synopsis will give you spoilers of the previous books in the series**
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
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
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
Wow. This synopsis is huge. But really, I had to choose this book. The trailer just came out today (you can check it out here), and after watching it, I was speechless. I'm craving City of Lost Souls right now, and though City of Fallen Angels disappointed me with its slow pace, I'm hoping for the best. Cassandra Clare knows how to leave her readers hanging, and that's exactly what she did in COFA. That's why I'm so looking forward to reading this.
Anyway... May 8th is not very far. What are you waiting for this week?