Thursday, January 16, 2014

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City of Fallen Angels

Rating: 4 Stars
Version: Hardcover
Author: Cassandra Clare

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.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series

After finishing City of Glass, I was unsure if whether or not I wanted to continue on with the series. After all, Cassandra Clare originally planed for TMI to be a trilogy and I was scared the books would begin to center on romance, which is just not my genre.  However, I saw this book in a used bookstore for $5 (hardcover) and I decided "why not?" 

Personally, I feel like this book took longer to "get into" than the prior three. Just for reference, I think I was somewhere around page 300 before I had the "omg I have to read more" reaction. However, once I hit that stage, I was satisfied. Much of the book focuses on Simon, which was a huge driving force behind Cassandra writing the book. For instance, you get numerous example of how the mark of Cain works and delver further into experiencing how Simon adjusts to becoming a vampire. Claire also releases a bit more history and foreshadowing when the group encounters a pretty powerful demon, but that's all you will get from me (no spoils). 

I'm still unsure if whether or not I will continue on with the series. Yet, I most likely will, but I'm in no rush to buy the next couple of books.

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