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

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

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,...


Details City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

TitleCity of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
ISBN9781442403543
Author
Release DateApr 5th, 2011
PublisherSimon & Schuster Children's, Margaret K. McElderry Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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Reviews City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

  • Lyndsey
    2010-12-14
    Right after I finished this book, I had a bit of an accident. I was running with a pair of lightsabers when I tripped and fell and accidentally sliced the entire book to shreds!! Maybe it's not a good idea to run with lightsabers...City of Fallen Angels is amazing - Oh wait, that was weird, my keyboard cut me off. This is some sort of conspiracy isn't it? Like the way that certain unna Right after I finished this book, I had a bit of an acciden...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2016-02-15
    full video review / discussion can be found here: https://youtu.be/DH542vupm0g(3.5) I enjoyed this, but it just didn't wow me. I also think it struggled finding it's footing after an epic book like city of glass, but I do realize that I should consider this last portion of the series to be it's own trilogy, since that's what Cassandra Clare originally had in mind. I'm glad that I decided to re-read this before continuing on with the series, becau...
  • Vinaya
    2011-04-13
    As human society evolves, so do its methods of tortureLet me start off this review with a small confession. I liked The Mortal Instruments. Yes, it was cheesy, it was derivative, and it was an embarrassment to good literature everywhere, but it gave me a couple of afternoons’ worth of guilty pleasure, and I was satisfied. I enjoyed the fast-paced action and the triumph of true love, and I was happy to leave Jace and Clary to enjoy the fruits of...
  • Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
    2009-08-24
    I ahh, think that I....I don’t know....I literally just finished this book and I’m at a loss of words to describe it. Was it brilliant? Yes! Was it fantastic? Yes! Was it worth the wait? Yes, yes, yes....lord yes! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book an entire lifetime. Yes, that may seem weird, but that’s how I feel. There have been waits for books that I thought would kill me-Richelle Mead's Last Sacrifice being a big one- but no...
  • Lola
    2014-12-31
    I realized something, while being completely immersed in this sequel: I’ve been a bad bad reader, in the past, toward this series. Not only because I’ve postponed reading this book (in my defence, I really had to finish Clockwork Angel first so I can actually know who ‘Camille’ is) but also for another reason entirely.I didn’t care. I I realized something, while being completely immersed in this sequel: I’ve been a bad bad reader, i...
  • Kiki
    2011-03-15
    Le sigh. Or more like le fuck, am I right? Who the hell is this? Who is she? What happened to her? Alas, I've stopped caring, and my skin looks better already.
  • Penny
    2010-03-02
    The plot of City of Fallen Angels by pennenickel---Official review (posted April 14, 2011):An Open Letter to Cassandra Clare:Dear Ms Clare,You're not Joss Whedon. You'll never be Joss Whedon and/or J.K. Rowling, so do yourself (and everyone else) a favor: stop trying. Yours Truly, Someone Who Deserves Their Money Back (A.K.A. Everyone Who Bought a Copy of City of Fallen Angels)P.S. What were you thinking?P.P.S. No seriously, what were you thinkin...
  • Candace
    2014-11-23
    The fourth book in the series, 'City of Fallen Angels' was a bit of a disappointment for me. That isn't to say it wasn't enjoyable though. I liked it, but it wasn't as great as the earlier books, in my opinion. It was lukewarm for me, at best.While the third book seemed to leave off on a promising note, this book quickly rained on my parade. Just when I thought that they were making progress in their war against "evil", everything goes and gets m...
  • Steph Sinclair
    2011-03-10
    Wow, there's four days of my life spent reading this book that I'll never get back. And it normally doesn't take me that long, but I had to self motivate myself with promises of chocolate ("If you just read one more page..."), just to get through it.I usually don't give too many books only 1 star. In fact there is only one book I can think of that angered me this much and that was The Vampire Diaries: The Return. I only got 50 pages deep into it ...
  • Melanie
    2018-08-10
    1.) City of Bones ★★★2.) City of Ashes ★★3.) City of Glass ★★★1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★ “Why is it, little Shadowhunter, that your angels are so cold and without mercy? Why do they break that which will not obey them?” Okay, I’m going to start this review off by saying that I am reading this for the first time in 2018. I know this is almost a decade old. And I know so many of my friends hold this series close to their ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-12-21
    I love the green UK edition of this book. I just love all the UK editions of these books! I have enjoyed this book more than the first three. I like how we get to see more into Simon's vampire world and what he is now. He's like totally bad to the bone, but not in a dude way because he's still Simon the nerd we love. But, in a can't touch this kinda way. If you have read the book or read the book you will know what I mean. I loved the new charact...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2018-06-23
    #1 City of Bones ★★★★☆#2 City of Ashes ★★★☆☆#3 City of Glass ★★★★☆#4 City of Fallen Angels ★★★★★#5 City of Lost Souls ★★★★★#6 City of Heavenly Fire You know how, sometimes, you pick up a series that’s already popular, and everyone tells you, “Book ___ is the best!” and “Book ___ is the worst!”, and so you set up these weird sorts of expectations in your subconscious, and then you go into...
  • aidanadia
    2011-04-08
    SPOILER ALERTCassandra Clare really should have let sleeping dogs lie. “City of Fallen Angels” is yet another book in the Young Adult category that lacks the “element of surprise.” The fact that this book was even written despite formerly having established that ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series to be a trilogy is evidence enough that Clare was tempted by her successes within the urban fantasy genre, and decided to continue. The fact th...
  • Bgurl (don't h8 me cuz I'm honestful)
    2017-05-11
    TOP 5 ANGSTY ISSUES IN City of Fallen Angels. SHOW OF HANDS: How many of you took a ginormous break after reading City of Glass (TMI #3)? *Raises Hand* How many of you put off reading City of Fallen Angels (TMI #4) because you couldn’t remember all of the messed up shite our favorite Shadowhunters and their friends have been dealing with? *Raises Hand* Well, good news, Peeps! I've got The Top 5 Angsty Issues in City of Fallen Angels right here,...
  • Caitlin
    2010-10-02
    Seriously Clare? Serious-freakin'-ly?1.) Why does everyone have to fall in love? Or in most cases--get angry with each other, fight and then fall in love again.2.) I'm so sick of sulking Jace. No--I'm so flippin' sick of Jace and Clary. All they do is mope, make-out, mope again and profess their love for each other. Talk about beating a dead horse. Plus it's boring.3). Honestly, the ending didn't shock me. Sorry.4.) Is it me, or did the editing s...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2016-06-17
    3 Everybody hurts Stars SpoilersThis one wasn't as good for me as the others. Jace and Clary had a ton of drama going on and where pretty much apart the whole book. Which I didn't like. They can't catch a break to save their lives. Simon was dating two girls at the same time and I didn't like that. Simon was sweet the last 3 books now in this book he does douchebag things like dating two 3 Everybody hurts Stars SpoilersThis one wasn't as go...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-12-16
    One down, two more Mortal Instruments to go.*Shout out to the Loudoun County library for carrying the kindle version so I don't have to lug around these honking big hardcovers. You're the real hero here.
  • John Egbert
    2011-04-17
    Dear CC, What is wrong with you?I suppose it isn't really fair. After all, I did come into this book expecting to dislike it. I did have warnings that it was bad, and I did plan on heeding them. But, alas, I succumbed to the anxiety and curiosity that lurked in the back of my mind when I glanced at the pdf on my desktop.And then it began.Between the contrived Jace/Clary angst("OMG, joo will leaves me!" "I will neva leaves joo!" "No, but joo will ...
  • P
    2014-03-17
    “Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” After Valentine was down in the previous book, Sebastian is ready to takeover his father's tasks. CoFA is completely cruel and cunning, but the way CC treated our beloved characters isn't what I like. She gave them their HEA and ripped it away in the first half of this book I wanted to sob for hours for every single thing between the ...
  • Ciara
    2010-02-07
    I watched Cassie Clare read this to some kids in France on youtube, the parts she read werent even connected to the plot, it was just about 2 pages worth of rising action, and i already have it marked down onnmy calander. This was the first book i ever read in third person and i didnt think i was going to like it. I read the first 3 pages of City of Bones and i was hooked. After that i couldnt wait for City of Ashes or Glass. After City of Glass ...
  • Lucy
    2011-02-04
    I remember watching a scene in a sitcom where two people were talking about a soap opera they enjoyed. The guy admitted he was behind on it because he'd stopped watching it a few years before. The woman replied, "That's okay. You stopped around [insert whatever event]? Well, it's later that same day and... blah-blah."Soap operas do this really weird thing where time seems to stagnate and a lot of events happen in a small window. Actors and actres...
  • Daylighter
    2010-01-02
    For those who haven't read it:The “alleyway kiss” from Jace’s perspective.Jace will never forget the look on Clary’s face after he says it. Shock at first, blanching into pain.He has hurt her before. Never because he wanted to, though he has lashed out in his own blindness—like the time she walked in on him kissing Aline and he said every awful thing he could think of, as if the words themselves might have the power to make her disappea...
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2010-10-19
    Did Cassandra Clare mix up manuscripts and put the wrong characters in this book? I know it's far-fetched, but I'm trying to understand how else a bunch of funny, intriguing characters could turn into such whiny bores. Jace is brooding and unfunny, Clary is pissy and unfunny, Simon is depressed and unfunny, Isabelle is....just sort of there (oh, and unfunny), Alec is...wait, Alec isn't there for most of it. But when he is, he's immature and unfun...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2015-08-29
    After reading The Infernal Devices, I didn't think the last half of The Mortal Instruments would live up to the expectations that the prequels set, and this book proved me right. At least just in this case. City of Fallen Angels is by far my least favorite book in this series.This book was just filled with stupid relationship drama. Relationship drama between no other than Clary and Jace. No surprise there! Relationship drama between Simon,...
  • Brigid ✩
    2009-08-24
    GAAHHHHH! *Lets out a scream that lasts for about ten minutes*Okay. Well. I'm not sure where to begin.I guess I'm a bit torn on this one. Don't get me wrong. I loved it. It was epic. As good as the first three? No, but still great.My main problem with it was, this was originally going to be a trilogy. And although a lot was left open-ended at the end of the third book, it still felt like a happy ending. The main villain was dead (and the other vi...
  • Jeff
    2018-01-11
    Honestly....was this book even necessary in the whole series? Idk...somehow I felt like nothing important to the whole plot happened in this book 0_0
  • Vivianne
    2017-08-17
    “Hearts are breakable, and I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before". Actual rating 4,25 stars!Once again a really awesome book in the Shadowhunter chronicles. The characters are just amazing and super lovable. I can tell the growth they made. The plot was super quick and full of mystery and action. The only thing I was a bit annoyed by was the romance in this book. AHHH I look forward to reaclass="gr-hostedUserImg">Once ...
  • Rinoa Heartilly
    2012-04-08
    Pre-reading: I swear I don't know why. It's like it's calling me.But hey, maybe it's good for a laugh? You know, when I stopped piercing my eyes out of course.---------------------Also, for clarification purposes, I refer to Jace as ZOMBIE, because he technically is one (being dead alive and all). Actual review (major spoilers ahead obviously): Simon [on Facebook] : UGH, being a teenage vampire and having two hot girlfriends is soooo HARD! I thin...
  • Alaina
    2017-06-09
    Third time read. Second time review.City of Fallen Angels is the fourth installment of The Mortal Instruments series. I still ended up liking it the same as before.. but some things did end up annoying me at the same time. Not enough to change the star rating though. My love for Isabelle definitely grew after rereading this book. She is just absolutely amazing. Then there's Simon, and ugh. I liked him in the beginning.. but then UGH he just ruine...
  • Jasmine
    2014-11-05
    4 STARS! ★★★★This isn't really a review because honestly, I'm barely coherent at this point.So this is me as I read the last pageAnd then 5 minutes laterFollowed by some yelling and venting of feels to Feifei and questioning my life decisions (thanks for listening babe ♥)Giving it a 4-stars still because it wasn't as awe★★★★This 4 STARS! ★★★★This isn't really a review because honestly, I'm barely coherent at this point...