Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Release date: 2011
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 who used to be in Valentine's Circle,
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. At the same time he's dating two
beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one.
Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she 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.
After the disappointment of City of Glass, I hoped that City of Fallen Angels turned out to be better. It wasn't much better. I mean I still like the series and the plot and everything is okay. The world of the shadowhunters is very good and unique and I really liked it, but I think this is an example of a series what should've ended sooner. It keeps dragging on. In the beginning of City of Fallen Angels everything is good. The war is over, Clary and Jace can be together. Simon has kind of accepted everything. Her mother is okay and marrying Luke. But than, suprise! Someone is spoiling everything and killing along his way. With Simon everything turns out to be bad. Jace isn't a great boyfriend anymore. Everything is falling apart. And who is the cause? It's kind of predictable and yet I keep reading the series, because the writing style is great. The characters are nice and the plot is okay. I really am curious to see how the movies are turning out to be! I still think the first two books are the better ones in The Mortal Instruments.