Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Edition: Paperback
Publication: April 5th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's, Margaret K. McElderry
Source: Gifted
Pages: 424
Genre: Romance, Paranormal

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.


*read in Feb of 2012; originally reviewed on Tumblr*

Hmmm. Am still thinking how can I start giving a very decent *short* review for this 4th installment. New characters were introduced like Lilith and Camille. It was a bit surprising but whenever I think of how their roles tied up with each other, it started seeing sense in it. I hated how Jace was so vulnerable here, like he wasn’t a shadowhunter at all. But I feel for Simon so much, he’s all left out and no one seemed to care for him except Luke, Clary and maybe Isabelle. The evildoers used our protagonists' attitudes against them. But I guess the important thing this book tries to convey is how far someone would go for love and how strong love can be. Cheesy much but with Clary and Jace? It would just be.. magical.

Such cliffhanger of a book though. Can't wait for book 5 to hit shelves on May!

"Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before.""

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