Wednesday, June 1, 2011

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare

Book:  City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4)
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Release date:  April 5, 2011
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry
Pages:  424
Source:  Bookstore

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.

Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not read the previous Mortal Instruments books, do not read this review!

Ahh!  What the heck?  That’s it?  I want more now!

Okay now that I got that out of the way I will get on with the actual review.  City of Fallen Angels is another wonderful addition to the Mortal Instruments series.  I was skeptical at first because I really liked how everything ended in City of Glass but Cassandra Clare did not disappoint.

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the ending of City of Glass.  Everything seems to be going good until Shadowhunters turn up dead, murdered to be exact.  The Shadowhunters are being killed for a reason and now it’s up to the old gang to find out why.

This book has a lot of Clary and Jace in it but it didn’t seem to take over the plot like in the previous books which I really liked.  Simon’s story was at the forefront of this book and it was very interesting.  Some new characters were introduced and I’m excited to see more of them in the next book.  Of course all the old characters were awesome too.  Alec, Magnus, Isabelle, Maia, Luke, Jocelyn, all except Max (=[ ) are back and better than ever.  Obviously Clary and Jace are wonderful too but their story becomes a bit more complicated with this book.

Overall, City of Fallen Angels is just as wonderful as I had hoped.  May 2012 is so far away and that ending just was not fair.  Can everyone say cliffhanger?

First line:  “Just coffee, please.”

Rating:  A++

Cover:  A++

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  1. Bere

    I will not be reading your review, Katie, because I haven’t read the previous books yet. I know! What am I waiting for? I’ve heard tons of brilliant things on it. I really can’t wait to get started! =D

  2. Christina Kit.

    Haven’t read this series, but I love how the romance is very unconventional!

    LOVE how you said all the secondary characters are so well developed you want to see more of them. The mystery sounds great!

    Lovely review 🙂

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