City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
(Book 4: The Mortal Instruments)
Published: April 5, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry
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. 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. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.
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.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
Ok, so. This series is one of my favorites of all time and Clary and Jace keep me reading these books. If you haven't read the 1st book, City of Bones, GO READ IT NOW PLEASE. You won't be sorry :)
Reasons I love this book:
- it is as riveting and insanely addicting as the first 3 books- the Shadowhunters and the world Clare has created are amazing
- Jace- does this even need to be said? He's sexy and there were a few scenes in this book that were so hot they actually made me blush.
- Kyle- obviously we kind of need some new characters at this point in the story and Kyle is great- he's sweet and the way he fits into the story is seamless
- I didn't suspect how everything was going to fit together at all and all of the lore and legend of Shadowhunting is so clever
- Jace- boy you need to get over yourself and stop torturing Clary because you don't think you deserve her! After all these 2 have gone through to end up together I can't believe Jace is STILL holding back. As stubborn as Clary is, I kept waiting for her to go smack some sense into him but she didn't...what happened there?
- Simon- dude spent years being in love with his BFF Clary and all of the sudden he's over her and with TWO chicks? Simon, you deserve to be smacked around some. I dislike Simon even more now so I really didn't care about his storyline, which takes up a lot of this book.
- the ending- OH MY GOD WHY?! Why would you do this to us, Ms. Clare? I'm glad you're writing more in this series because it's awesome, but if I'd known what you had in mind I would have begged you to leave theses characters alone after the 3rd book!
- Will?- I guess I get how he ties in with these characters, but I don't get his connection to Magnus Bane...maybe I need to re-read Clockwork Angel but I thought Magnus was only in it very briefly. What Camille seems to imply makes no sense to me.
The boyfriend factor:
- My boyfriend loves these books and had trouble reading this one because he was so mad at Jace the whole time.
- "I can keep a perfectly good eye on Simon, thank you. He's my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours." - Jace pg. 144
- It was the sort of lingering kiss that turned her insides to water. The sort of kiss that might have made her feel that nothing was wrong, that things were as they had been before, and he was only glad to see her. But when his hands went to lift the hem of her T-shirt, she pushed them away. "No," she said, her fingers wrapped around his wrists. "You can't just keep grabbing at me every time you see me. It's not a substitute for actually talking." - Clary (and Jace) pg. 241
If you've read the first 3 books, this is a must! If you haven't, go read City of Bones!