Book #4 in the Mortal Instruments Series...this one started off slower than the others for me. I worried the series was going to start dragging, but it picked up eventually. Made me also wonder if originally, this was supposed to be a trilogy, because it could have easily wrapped up and ended with book #3.
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
But nothing comes without a price.
murdering Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, 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. At the same time he's dating two
beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one.
Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she 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.(less)