City of Fallen Angels


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare is the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series.

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Opinion:

So this wasn’t my favorite book in the series, but it was written by Cassandra Clare so of course it was fabulous. The main thing was that there weren’t as many plot twists as the other books had and there was a lot going on with some of the characters and it frustrated me. I understand though that this is technically like the first book in the second trilogy of the series, so I know that this was kind of a transition book, but it took a while to get to the point and what problem our characters were going to face for the rest of the series.

So let’s get into the discussion part. If you haven’t read this book, goodbye! *waves* Come back and discuss with me after you’ve read this.

Alrighty, so let’s start with the whole Jace thing. For a while I couldn’t figure out what the heck was wrong with him. He was just kind of driving me crazy, and it wasn’t his fault, but it was still frustrating.

I was also frustrated with Simon for having two girlfriends. I really thought he was better than that. At first I wanted him with Maia, but then Jordan came along, who I loved, and I wanted Simon with Isabelle instead.

I also really loved all the references to The Infenal Devices. That made me so happy.

Overall, I don’t have a lot to say about this book, but I did like it, and I’m really interested to see where this series goes.

5 out of 5 stars


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