Thursday, February 13, 2014

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Fallen Angels

Series: The Mortal Instruments #4

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Date Published: October 2, 2012

Pages: 448 (paperback)

Genre: YA fiction, suspense, thriller, romance, action

Age Range: 15+


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. 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.


First off, this is the darkest book in The Mortal Instruments series. My blood ran cold in some parts. It made you want to cringe. The fighting is more intense and the plot is . . . gruesome and creepy.

Warning: SPOILERS (but a need-to-know if you're concerned about the plot).

There's a cult of demon-worshipers that sacrifice babies for 'the cause.' Cassandra doesn't go into too-much detail, but it's enough to have goosebumps on your arms. The babies are deformed, with razor sharp laws, and grey skin. The way they became this way is because a Greater Demon, Lilith, wants to make an army of demons (theory in the book, never confirmed) the same way Valentine did to Sebastian (A.K.A Johnathon). There is blood in this book (drunk by vampires, like the other novels).

Ok, if you don't want to spoil the book you can read now :)

Like I said, very dark stuff. I didn't really like this one, the plot was genius but very dark and gruesome, and I do not like to read dark books like this, partly because I HATE reading books with demons in them.

Other than that, the book was...good. It is told by multiple people (Simon, Mungas Bane, Isabelle, Jace, Alec, and a few others I think). The ending is gripping and sad in a way because (SPOILER) Jace is possessed again, this time by Sebastian. (OK, GOOD NOW). The book, plot (twisted), characters, writing is all good.

Kind of turned off with the series right now so I'm going to read something else and come back to it.

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