City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare - UPDATED REVIEW

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy

Image result for city of fallen angelsBlurb (on back of book)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.


This is my second time reading this book, and I LOVED it!!

Clary was much more independent, brave, and strong in this book, which I enjoyed; I hated her weak, malleable self in the previous books. She is still very protective and dependent of Jace, but she managed to get through this book fairly well without him.

Jace was hilarious, as usual. I just love his sarcastic and caustic remarks that really release tension from some serious scenes. He reminds me of the Keefe in Keeper of the Lost Cities or Will in Clockwork Angel (that should be the case, seeing as he is related to him...). Anyways, Jace was definitely one of my favorite characters and he really started to make sense to me a lot more in this book.

Simon. I definitely enjoyed reading about him in this book, now that he isn't all clingy and in love with Clary. He has some problems with his own love life, though... Between Maia and Isabelle, personally, I would pick Isabelle. She is a much better example of girl power!

Isabelle and Alec. I definitely liked both of them a lot better in this book, though Alec considerably more. Isabelle was still the strong, beautiful, brave girl that I love, but Alec has started to grow into himself and accept who he is. I liked how he finally admitted to his relationship with Magnus Bane, whom I also loved.

Jordan Kyle. He was an... interesting character. I liked reading about him, but he was too overprotective of both Simon and Maia, which was kind of annoying.

I won't be talking about any other characters...

Anyways, let's talk about that cliffhanger ending that I do not remember from the first time. I mean, it's a distant memory, so...


OK, Jace, whatcha doing with yourself? Yes, I know it wasn't your fault, but seriously, I thought you were strong enough to break that bond... Also, how could you hurt Clary??

Lilith had some major issues. But, like always, the villain's plans are terrible and something always happens to screw it up...

I liked this book overall as a fantasy novel. This was the fourth installment of The Mortal Instruments, and I think it was definitely my favorite SO FAR. I would recommend this book to YA fantasy readers who are looking for a LONG series to read over the summer!

Main Character: Clary
Sidekick(s): Jace, Simon, Alec, Isabelle, Jordan, Maia, Luke, etc
Villain(s): Lilith, Sebastian, demons, etc
Fantasy Elements: This was all based on fanatic elements.