Sunday, April 10, 2011

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4) by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4)

I just love the way the author goes straight to the action in her books. I also love the way she describes her characters. I just wish there would not be so many books in the series, because after many months of waiting it is hard to remember all the details of the previous books and all the characters. And there are many characters. Maybe this book is a bit predictable and sometimes the author has a pompous style in her writing, but I still like her books! I would recommend them to anyone who likes paranormal, vampire etc. stories!

As you might know if you are a fan of this series, there will be six books in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. This is the book #4, so there is 2 more books to wait...

About the previous books:
In City of Bones, 15 yr old Clary Fray learns about the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster sent by the evil Shadowhunter, Valentine.

In City of Ashes, Clary's mother is still in the hospital, in a coma. She and her newfound brother Jace are under suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive, and that Jace and Clary are his children (or so they thought). Clary's best friend Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments his own forever.

In City of Glass, Clary goes to the Glass City in Idris, the secretive Shadowhunters' home country, because it is the only place where she can find the cure to her mom's coma. When Valentine attacks the city and destroys the demon towers, Clary w/ her allies are all that stand between him and the total extinction of all Shadowhunters.

In this book#4 Simon (the daytime vampire) is having some trouble adjusting to his new daytime vampire life. He hardly sees his best friend Clary now. Clary is now being trained to be a Shadowhunter. She has the background and the talent to be one even if she is a bit old to be trained...
This book also continues with the relationships of the main characters: love, the betrayal and faith in friendship.
Simon doesn't like watching Clary with her new boyfriend Jace. Simon doesn't know how to handle dating two girls (or not dating) because he is a daytime vampire. Also, the master vampire still wants him even if Simon is not similar to the other vampires, or because of it.
Simon wants a break of his vampire life and dating problems and leaves the city, but some strange things happen...
Simon realizes that the war with their enemies is not over (even if they all thought it was and they thought they had won the war).
Simon now needs his Shadowhunter-friends to help him and the world.

I would give the plot 4 stars,and the characters 4 stars.

Read the first pages HERE

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