City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare

Posted September 10, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare


About CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS (taken from

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.

When 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.


I’m having a hard time thinking about what to write for this book. I had a lot of mixed emotions about this one but hopefully my review will help those who aren’t sure if they want to read this book.

I was really nervous nervous going into this book because you could tell the third one was meant to be the last. It ended really nicely and I was a little confused because the fourth one was already out. So at the start I was very skeptical.

I did enjoy reading this book. I still believe that Cassandra Clare should stop writing this series immediately. It doesn’t need anymore. Obviously after this book there is another though, so those reading it already know this. But enough of that! The plot was still pretty good. Not as good as the first ones, but good. It didn’t impress me as much because it felt kind of expected. Something will happen and you won’t be surprised because you saw it coming. It was still a good book but not as good as the first three for sure. I’m kind of glad this book happened because it was nice too see some things that weren’t tied up like how Simon was adjusting as a vampire and the whole Maia/Isabelle thing he has going on.

Some characters I really enjoyed seeing again. Like I said before, seeing Simon adjust was nice and there was a lot more Maia and Isabelle in this one. I liked that this book developed their characters. The Clary/Jace situation was a little annoying because you never really know what’s going on with them. I’m getting really frustrated with them.

Generally this was a pretty good book but not as good as the first three. I do recommend anyone that has read the other ones to continue with the series. It didn’t go in the best direction but it didn’t completely suck.

4 out of 5

“You’re the first Shadowhunter I’ve ever met.”
“That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.”


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