City Of Fallen Angels - Review
This is the fourth installment of the bestselling Mortal Instruments series. I read and loved the last three books which came to an epic close. Everything was pretty much wrapped up yes there was the mark of Cain and things you wanted explained further but I would have been happy if it ended that way. I am not saying this new book was terrible I enjoyed it but not as much as I wish I did. This is a pretty negative review but I want to tell you what I thought when reading it.
What did you guys think? LOVE IT or HATE IT
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. 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. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.
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.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
It took me several chapters to get really into this book and I also put it down for several months and came back to. This never happens to me. EVER! I felt that the beginning was really slow and quite frankly stupid. I didn't really enjoy the story spent so much on Simon. Not that I didn't like him as a character I do but you spend three books with Clary's story being the majority of the book and then Simon takes the lead. I hated that he dated both Maya and Isabelle, OK so your a hot vampire. Don't be an asshole about it. I always wanted Isabelle and him to be together so it bothered me that he would cheat on her.
I liked the mark of Cain protection it was spoken about rather too much. I highly disliked Camille up until the the end when everything started coming together I began to see a point in her being in the story.
So at the end of City Of Glass you have a happy ending with Jace and Clary not being related. They can actually be a couple without thinking it was incestuous. In the beginning it was good they were happy and together then Jace pulled away. He cut Clary and then went all crazy from Lilith. Come on already let someone else's relationship. But by the end once Lilith is gone ( was she dead I'm not sure that whole scene was weird to me between switching from Isabelle to them and Simon it was just so much going on) they got together. So did Isabelle and Simon and Jordan and Maya kind of are reconciling their difference as well. I liked Jordan a plot I rather liked. Maya was such a sad character and I hope that will begin to change.
So cliffhanger Jonathan takes over Jace's body well Jace hears his voice in his head. This does make me want to read the next installment which is City Of Lost Souls. Which will hopefully have the wedding!
I am definitely on the fence about this!