Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #4
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Published: April 5, 2011
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
This book definitely wasn’t my favorite out of the series but I did enjoy it. First off, Clary and Jace had so much drama the entire book. I think Clary and Jace are one of those couples that I just want to take away from the book and just put them in their own little place where no one can bother them. Anyways… I also was peeved by the way Simon acted in this book. Simon is one of my favorite characters ever in the first 3 books but in this book he just seemed like a douche for dating two girls.
I also do think that this series could’ve been ended on City of Glass. I found myself reading this book very quickly because I really wanted to get on with the series and read the next books. But then we come to the end of the book and I just want to scream. That’s all I can say without spoiling the ending. Overall, this book was good and it needs to be read to complete The Mortal Instruments series :).
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