Book: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book Four)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Source: Purchased from The Book Depository (TBD)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Supernatural
Summary: Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked ("Entertainment Weekly") now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! "City of Fallen Angels "is a Shadowhunters novel. 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."
Review: While I love The Mortal Instrument series sadly I must admit things have started to fall a part a bit after the second book City of Ashes. The third book City of Glass was a rough read for me and months later when I got this book, the fourth, it also took me a long time before I really sat down and read it. In the fourth installment Clary, Jace and Simon have to face new challenges in their lives as the world moves forward. Marriage is on the horizon, love is in the air and unfortunately so is murder and someone using demon blood on the innocents. There are many twist and turns, some good others are either meh or really confusing. I intend to read the series to the end but sadly I must admit that probably Clare's best work in this series ended after City of Ashes. I can only recommend this book to fans of the series, especially of you got through book 3. More so if you loved it because then this book will be a breeze for you.
So at the end of the day while this book stands up enough to let me continue unto the last two books in the series. I am still somewhat disappointed at the loss of the amazing story I read in the first two books. While I understand there are people who are not fans of the author, she is a great storyteller. Sadly not even her great story telling skills could bring back the magic from the beginning of the series. Yet I will say this is a good read. Just not a great one. At the end of the day I'm still a fan of the author and excited for the new Shadow Hunter series Lady Midnight that is coming out this year.
Rating 3.5 Stars