City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)
by Cassandra Clare
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series, even though they're a bit predictable. The end of the third book does give enough closure that I could have stopped there, but I'm liking this series enough that I wanted to give book 4 a try.
And I think it's the best one so far.
The setting and creatures are still just as enjoyable as in the first books, and the story was less predictable. I actually wondered what was going on at times. Even Simon is starting to grow on me.
There are several things going on, and I was drawn into the story, eager to find out if they might eventually be part of one big plot, or if they were unrelated. There are some new characters introduced as well. Some I liked, others not so much. And as always there was not enough Magnus in my opinion.
Overall this was a very enjoyable read, with enough hints of what is yet to come to make me eager to pick up the next book soon, because this series is addictive.
Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining Paranormal YA read.