Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fiction
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (April 2011)
Source: Bought from Amazon
My Rating: 5/5
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels
When I found out that there would be a 4th book to The Mortal Instruments I was a little worried it would not be as good as the last 3. I was wrong! It was amazing!
I love Cassandra's writing. She always takes me on an emotional roller-coaster. I found myself laughing (out loud) at the names of Simon's band, angry at the injustice of it all, falling in love with Jace all over again, and fear for what will happen next. The ending was hard for me to accept but I trust Cassandra and will wait (maybe not so patiently) for City of Lost Souls.
If you loved the other 3 this is a must read. We meet new characters, new twists in the story, more Simon and his vampire mojo and of course more Jace and Clary.