City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare Review!

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City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: April 5th 2011
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 424
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
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.
     I am slowly writing reviews of every Cassandra Clare book I have read and now we have come to City of Fallen Angels. Now if you have not read this series, please go do so. The Mortal Instruments series is one of my favorites. Cassandra Clare created this world that I am just enthralled by and somehow managed to perfectly intertwine it with the world we all know. If you have not read City of Bones you can read my review here and see if this series is right for you.

WARNING! Spoilers for the first three books below!

     City of Fallen Angels is a bridge book. As some of you may or may not know, City of Glass was supposed to be the last book in this series so it seemed like everything came to an end very nicely. This book fell a little flat for me because of that. We seem to be starting a bunch of new drama that does not seem necessary, but then without it there would be nothing for the next two books to go on about.
     The first 80% of the book was slow to me. Yes Jace and Clary are finally together and drama free and not related and what not, but this book focuses heavily on Simon and his day to day life as a vampire and now having the Mark of Cain. Part of what makes this books so great to me are the moments with Clary and Jace and their relationship. While I do love Simon and he is probably one of my favorite sidekick characters, I did not like that he was the main focus.
     We are also introduced to Kyle who is probably one of my favorite people. I love the relationship that he has with Simon and Jace. The newfound friendship between Simon and Jace is also one of my favorite things. I love that Clary's two worlds can collide and be so perfect. Things are working out so well and I am just so happy!
    Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars! I do love it, but compared to the other books it is just not up there. It was probably my least favorite of the series, but you need to get through it to read the last two. Shit does hit the fan in the last 20% of the book I will say that!

Who is your favorite character in the Mortal Instruments series? Let me know down below!
Thanks Hons,
Lee Chand

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