Review: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book 4) by Cassandra Clare


Title:  City of Fallen Angels
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Publisher/Year:  Margaret K. McElderry Books 10/2/12
Length:  448 Pages
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4


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.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

My Thoughts 

one of my favorite pats to finding a new series is to find myself totally enthralled in it, and after having my faith reinstilled after book 3, book 4, City of Fallen Angels keeps me so intrigued that i read right through it evenw hen i had a ton of other stuff to do.

so at the end of book 3, we think that things are finally going to fall into place for Clary and Jace, yet of course that would be WAY Too easy.  they are finally able to be tegoether which was a long time coming, everyone is beginning to get back to some sense of normalcy now that the mortal war is over and done with (or so they think), Simon finds himself in an interesting position where he’s ‘the man’ but his mother hates him.

suffice it to say that Cassandra Clare keeps us really invested in all the characters.  like what’s going on with Magnus and Alec, What’s going on with Izzy and Simon, and Simon and Maia, and how aer Luke and Jocelyn doing?

it wouldn’t be another edition of The Mortal Instruments though if one of the most hated characters doesn’t some how come back, and if other GREATER demons didn’t show their faces.  Camille, the high vampire in NY returns, but for what and at what price?

ahh, so much to think about and so much that i don’t want to spoil.  Let me just tell you, you’ll read right through this one and find yourself really thankful that City of Lost Souls is out so you can breeze right into book 5.  the ending of book 4 makes you so on edge that you really feel like you can’t wait until you pick up the next one.

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