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.
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book of The Mortal Instruments. I had previously tried to read the physical copy of City of Fallen Angels before but I didn’t finish it. This was mainly because I was annoyed with both Simon and Clary. I still wanted to finish it though, so I thought that I would listen to it via audiobook, with the hope that I could put up with Simon and Clary by listening instead of reading the book.
I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook. The perspective of the book is from both Simon, who was read by Ed Westwick, and Clary, who was read by Molly C. Quinn. I really liked both these narrators, I loved the different voices that they used for each character and I felt that they just sounded like how I imagined the character’s to sound.
I really liked that the book was from both Simon and Clary’s perspective because I liked having a break from Clary. Clary annoys me so much and she does so many stupid things and it was nice to have a break from her, not that Simon didn’t do some stupid things but he did less and he wasn’t always worrying/gushing about Jace.
Now you might be thinking that I didn’t like this book, but I did. I liked the plot, with all the twists and turns and complexities. I loved the issues that surrounded Simon being as unique as he is and having the mark and I also loved the issues created by the ending of City of Glass in regards to Jace. It was very interesting to have Lilith do what she did to him, and the ending was just so good, I mean talk about a cliff-hanger.
I loved the new characters that were introduced in this book. I loved the mystery that surrounded Kyle and I loved that he was caring. The twist about his past was a little surprising to me, but I liked that he was regretful of his actions and wanted to make amends. I really liked Camille, particularly with the complications it caused for Magnus and Alec. I also liked the problem she posed for the clave and for Simon. I liked how twisted and evil Lilith was, and the problems that it caused for Clary and Jace and the rest of the shadowhunters.
I loved the romantic relationships, particularly Magnus and Alec and Simon and Isabelle. I love how Cassandra Clare gives each couple tough times and troubles. In many ways I wish that they could just have one book of being happily together with no problems and no fights, but it just wouldn’t be interesting without all the drama.
I really enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to reading City of Lost Souls when I get a chance. I give City of Fallen Angels 4/5 stars.
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