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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book 4)

Cassandra Clare Website
Book Details: Written by New York Times Best Selling Author Cassandra Clare. Published April 5th, 2011. 424 Pages. You can purchase a hard copy or digital copy at AmazonBarnes & Noble

Synopsis of City of Fallen Angels: Clary and Jace have finally discovered at the end of City of Glass that they are not brother and sister, and in fact Jace is a Herondale. Clary's real brother is the shadowhunter impersonating Sebastian who tries to kill Jace and pretty much anyone who gets in his way. Now with Valentine and Sebastian out of the way things can go back to normal, or so you think. 

Clary has started training to become a shadowhunter focusing most on the physical aspect while waiting for an instructor to help with her specialty of runes. Jace and Clary start off great but hit a rocky point where Jace, for some reason, continues to have nightmares about killing Clary. This causes him to put some distance in their relationship and also starts following Simon around. If he can't be around Clary then he wants to be around the closest person to her, Simon. 

With Simon's new Mark of Cain he becomes untouchable causing some undesirable enemies. The vampires despise him, he can never be one of the shadowhunters and his family isn't speaking to him, he is alone in that sense. Simon is struggling being a vampire and drinking blood regularly to stay fed. He is not, however, struggling in his love life dating Isabelle and Maia at the same time. Jace isn't sleeping or eating much of anything either. Jace along with Simon's new roommate Jordan are working together to protect him from the mysterious men that keep trying to kill him. 

With Luke and Jocelyn's engagement party and wedding coming up Clary is trying to focus her attention on her happiness for them and not on her worries concerning Jace. Finally they confront the issue at hand instead of ignoring there problems and decide to ask the Silent Brothers for help with Jace's nightmares. The Silent Brothers inform them that since Jace died and came back to life there was never a new ritual done to protect his soul against demon influences. Jace stays with them in the Silent City so that may preform the ritual while Clary goes to get ready for her mothers engagement party. From there things begin to get a little out of control involving Jace, Clary, Simon, a Greater Demon and someone we thought was gone forever. 

My Thoughts: Love all the twists and turns that this author throws at you!! This story just gets better and better!! With Valentine now gone there had to be a new villain to match his crazy!! Not to give to much away but I was not expecting Lilith the first time I read the book.  Poor Jace is having issues after dying for a moment in the last book, understandably.  This causes him to pull away from Clary and become closer to Simon, never would have thought that would happen with the way they treat each other. Simon is having to defend himself from continuous attacks on his life, luckily the Mark of Cain keeps him from any real harm. Simon also starts dating a couple people which makes things very interesting. Some great new characters added including Jordan who slowly is becoming one of my favorites, and Camille from the Infernal Devices Series makes an appearance. Finally Luke and Jocelyn are planning their wedding!! They are just the sweetest thing and it makes me so happy for Luke. The ending was insane and I would have gone crazy if the next book was not out to find out what happened next.  Love these books, Can't put them down!!!

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