City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Synopsis: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 who used to be in Valentine's Circle, 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. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side - along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one. When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she 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 Thoughts: Book #4 and I am still so unbelievably in love with this series. I've heard rumors that this book was a little disappointing when compared to the rest of the series. But I did not find it to be so at all. As per usual, I was loving every single minute and gripping the book with a death grip of anxiety and hope and love.
When we left in the City of Glass, everything ended on a pretty good note. It was definitely rough ride getting there, but things ended on a high note I would say. I for one was so freaking excited For Clary and Jace. Finally, it looked like things didn't have to be so complicated for them, and they could just be together like they needed to be. Oh but I was so horribly wrong. The suspense and intensity that Cassandra Clare always dishes out for us is never ending. What a false sense of security I was lead into. But hey, I am not complaining! The constant torment, and never ending battle of good versus evil, with the most surprising plot twists imaginable are all reasons why I love these books so much. Not to mention Jace is literally my favorite book boyfriend ever.
I thought it was a great installment to the series. Immensely captivating, I just devour these books, and they in turn devour me. I always get so caught up and emotionally attached. Trying to talk to me while I am in reading these books is almost a death sentence. Don't come between me and my Mortal Instruments haha. We got some brand new plot development with new foes, and unexpected old ones.We are continually strung along with the roller coaster ride that is Jace and Clary. We get to watch Clary immerse herself more and more into the life of becoming a shadow hunter. Also, lots of character development with Simon. I will admit I never liked Simon overly much. But he is beginning to grow on me and I would say this book has made me actually quite like him.
The characters we love so much are ever growing and constantly changing. Faced with new challenges and developments that never feel old or over done. Everything always feels fresh, new, exciting, scary, terrifying, and wonderful. I have to say I am at a huge conflict with the ending. I just can't believe what happened and that that is where we were left off. I don't yet own the next book in the series, but at this point I'd do just about anything to get my hands on it!