City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 12+

Good for Older Teens

By far the most mature in this series. The sex, drinking, drug use, and violence are all elevated. While entertaining for older teens, this may not be appropriate for your tweens or early teens.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+


This book is less focused on the dark side and more of the relationships in the story. Mild language. Overall awesome!

This title has:

Great messages
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