Book Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Book 4 in The Mortal Instruments series

Published in 2011

Page Count: 435

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

To love is to destroy…

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and – most importantly of all – she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But her happiness has come at a price…

My Review:

Honestly, Cassie Clare could write anything and I’d pledge loyalty to her, I would read her grocery lists if given the chance! Re reading City of Fallen Angels was every bit as dark and intense and delightful as the first time around, I couldn’t get enough! Even though I knew what was coming I still felt every bit as emotionally invested in this book, just like the other Shadowhunter novels, and every minute was perfection as the first time!!!!!

Okay, but this instalment is so Simon focused, which I love! He’s easily one of my favourite characters from The Mortal Instruments, and even though he doesn’t know how to make up his mind about certain aspects of his life, he’s totally torn inside and trying to find his place in his new found self, whilst still caring and wanting to do the best for the ones he loves and cares about most! My heart once again really felt for him in the earlier scenes with his mum too, like honestly.

Jace though, honestly. From the start of the book he had me laughing at times with his antics in the grocery store, yet of course, knowing what was coming, my Clace shipper heart was feeling hard! Honestly, I so felt for Clary throughout, and just admire her for never giving up on the one she loves!

Throw in all the other amazing and slightly terrifying characters, from Alec to Magnus and Izzy and Sebastian (eep!) and the ruthlessly evil Camille, and the glorious TiD references, I couldn’t get enough of my re read and can’t wait to continue the series once more!

Happy Reading,


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