Tuesday, May 10, 2011

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, Book Four)
 By Cassandra Clare; McElderry Books 2011

Summary: 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.

My Review: This book had a lot to live up to since the last three books and to be quite honest it didn’t live up to it at all in my opinion. The story took a long time to get started. I really felt like this book wasn’t needed. The ending however, grabbed my attention and I will most like read the next one in the series just to see what happens. This book brings new evil forces to fight and the cult activities and their project gave me the creeps!  I love the Jace and Clary love story, demons, werewolves, vampires, warlocks, and fairies. That must be why I keep reading this series. I will let yourself decide whether or not to read this book.

Things to Watch Out for: Violence (fighting, killings, torture, possession), Sensual acts (Kissing, embracing passionately, homo-sexual), Language, Mythical creatures (vampires, werewolves, demons, etc…)  and some drinking.


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