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Clary is back in New York and life is good: she's training to be a Shadowhunter and is finally able to call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. When Jace inexplicably begins to pull away from her, Clary is forced to acknowledge that she herself has set in motion a chain of events that could lead to the loss of everything she loves. Even Jace.Love. Blood.Clary is back in New York and life is good: she's training to be a Shadowhunter and is finally able to call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. When Jace inexplicably begins to pull away from her, Clary is forced to acknowledge that she herself has set in motion a chain of events that could lead to the loss of everything she loves. Even Jace.Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever......

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City of Fallen Angels Reviews

  • Lyndsey
    2019-04-22 04:50

    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 unnamed sites sometimes don't like to publish non-glowing reviews. I never write those. *angelic smile* Oh, did that angelic smile make me look like Jace? He's such a pretty, shiny angel. *sigh*As I was saying... This book is amazingly unnecessary. I'm sorry, Fangirls. Please don't eat me.Here is a general rundown. No specific twists are revealed just vaguely referenced, so possible spoilers:(view spoiler)[Part OneCh 1-2: Simon talks to people. Jace and Clary talk to each other and kiss.Ch 3-5: Simon talks to new guy. Jace and Clary talk to each other.Ch 6-8: Clary talks to people. Simon and Jace talk about Clary.Ch 9: Jace, Clary and Simon ALL make out...oops, I mean, Jace and Clary make out. Simon bites, ummmm, talks to girls and has relationship issues.Part TwoCh 10-11: New guy is revealed. Dun, dun, dun. Blah, blah. An attack!! Wonder woman saves the day. (Wow, something actually happened.... for two seconds) Vampire chat.Ch 12-13: People talk about the Vampire chat. Jace and Clary do stuff.Ch 14-15: Jace has issues. Chatty, chatty, chatty.Ch 16-17: Jace goes emo. Weird stuff is revealed.Ch 18-19: Clary believes in Jace. Things happen.Ch 20: Chatting again. Lovey dovey stuff. But wait - someone is alive! (Luke Skywalker scream - everyone join in with their best squeaky voice) NOOOOOOOOOOO! (hide spoiler)]I have NEVER given out a one star rating before. NEVER! So trust me, I don't take this lightly at all and I don't enjoy being negative. Making light of a bad situation is just something I try to do. However, I don't like disliking things and I never try to be flat out hateful about anything. To love everything would be great, but that's just not realistic.Don't just write me off as a hater and leave it at that. I actually really liked the original series.Let me explain - While knowing nothing of Clare's plagiarism or the controversy surrounding the books, the need for something similar to Buffy overwhelmed me, leading to the discovery of the urban fantasy genre. My first experience with this genre was The Mortal Instruments which had just released the third book. Out of pure desperation, the fact that it was a derivative was not even almost a deterrent. Clare told a fast-paced and action filled YA suspense, which was exactly what I needed at the time.The first three Mortal Instruments had this addictive quality that made you need to read more, which led me to read this one. So while I still hold true to my original feelings of the first books and have a sick yet fond place in my heart for them, I truly feel that this particular series should have ended where City of Glass left us.It saddens me to think that I may have contributed to the mass production of unnecessary sequels. Or to Clare's dragon horde of GOLD. Oh well, she's rolling in it, already. What exactly she deserves to be rolling in... I'll leave up to interpretation. (view spoiler)[This is a joke. No speculation is actually necessary. She's rolling in money. Okay? Are you happy?! You better be. (hide spoiler)]Regardless of how much she has made, it is respectable for anyone to make bookoos of cash doing what they love. As long as they aren't hurting or taking advantage of anyone, there's no problem with it. Although, sometimes large companies can take advantage of small time authors or even gullible readers, so it's a good thing that I got this from my library and didn't pay any of my own money (however, my library surely made a contribution).It's too bad lesser-known books and their authors don't get the opportunities and the recognition that some of these more mainstream novels do. But that isn't how the industry works right now. Hype sells. Controversy sells.Fellow girl-power groupies: don't kill me. I liked Jace in the original books. But I soon realized how destructive this small adoration can become.Now, Fangirl mobbing is truly my greatest fear. So I don't want to piss anyone off, but Jace is prick. A hot one, yes, and I readily admit to secret desires of being pursued by a "bad boy". But seriously? Calm yourselves. He's fictional.By the way that girls talk about him, you would think that his saliva is made of awesomesauce.Or that his face is made of The Ark of the Covenant. Don't look directly at him! Your skin might melt off.I wanted to like this and wanted my Jace crush to transfer over to this book. I swear I did. And maybe I was prepared to not like it because of a few certain friend reviews *cough* JillianHellionMajaVinaya *cough* But I tried. Really. Enjoying this just wasn't in my power.Objectivity is something we should all strive for with every read. Even after hearing bad things about a specific book, one can still have an open mind. When reviewing, we aren't trying to prove anyone right or wrong, we are just giving our own impressions about the book.Sometimes when an avid reader reads a mega-hyped book such as this, we can take on a similar persona to that of Bill and Ted. They are all about the excellent adventure. First and foremost with YA fantasy - we, mostly, want to be entertained. All the better if we learn something or absorb a good message while doing it, but the entertainment part is essential.Why I didn't like this bookNot funny. At the time, I thought there was quite a bit of good humor in the originals. This one: nada. Or maybe I've just outgrown it. The corners of my mouth never even lifted. In fact, a scowl probably made an appearance or two....or twenty. This book is to "funny" what vampires are to "real". (Hint: They aren't)Not entertaining. Every few pages I felt the need to go for a spin in my car with my head hanging out the window just to stay awake. The suspense, the tension, the action - everything I liked about the originals was gone. I'd say this book is about 1% action, 99% chatting. I may have entertained myself about this book, but this book did NOT entertain me. Not for one second.Not new. This was a rehash of every conversation Jace and Clary and Simon had in the first books that took up an ENTIRE book. Clary, I love you but I can't because I think I'm evil. Jace, you're so emo. Simon, you're my best friend. This is a repeat. A rerun. And not even a funny rerun. It's like that sucky episode of Friends with Alec Baldwin in it that no one cares to remember.Not inspiring. Unlike most of my favorite books, there wasn't anything to take away from this book. If we are not going to be entertained then shouldn't we at least learn something or feel like we derived some deeper meaning from the book?Both Ender's Game and The Hunger Games had serious messages about war. The Giver teaches us that human emotion is essential to our lives. What did City of Fallen Angels teach us? SERIOUS SPOILER AHEAD. DONT CLICK UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW. (view spoiler)[That it is okay to be a prick because you've been possessed by a demon? (hide spoiler)] Maybe there was some deeper message and I just didn't see it because I was so bored. If so, I apologize for my oversight.Let's end on a high note, shall we? So I'll leave you with this:Even if I don't particularly like a book, I can usually find something good about having spent my time on it. This one was much more difficult to find that "good part", but I still managed to.So despite not laughing once as a result of a joke in the book, I found myself, alone, laughing hysterically in my room about how horribly pointless this book was or about random crap that I find funny, usually involving Jace and Clary. Somehow, I managed to amuse myself.Seriously. Dumb stuff dances through my head like a frisky stallion does through a meadow full of unicorns. I wonder if Jace is part unicorn, because unicorns are made of awesomesauce and rainbows..... I bet Jace is made of rainbows. Or at least, Clary seems to think so - Just wait until she figures out that he has NO pots of gold.And before I go find something awesome to read, I have something to ask you:Question: Quick! Both Jace and Clary are drowning. You can only save one. What should you do?Answer: (view spoiler)[LET THEM BOTH DROWN AND READ A DIFFERENT BOOK!! 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  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2019-04-06 05:11

    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, because I remembered basically nothing from this book and there is a huge reveal at the end that I'm more than sure will be an important plot line in the last two books.

  • Vinaya
    2019-03-26 00:59

    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 their labour in happily-ever-after land. But then. Mammon beckoned, and Cassandra Clare fell into the trap. Not content with the adulation of her millions of teenyboppers and wannabe-teenyboppers (like me!) she decided to flog a dead horse. In addition to her derivation-of-a-derivative series (The Infernal Devices), she decided to revive Jace and Clary from their life of teenage bliss and torture them — and her readers — all over again.Unfortunately, she forgot some key elements in her rush to milk the cash cow. Elements that most readers tend to look for in their books. Minor things like plot, characterization and heart. Let me be honest here: CoFA is the worst excuse for a novel I have ever read. It is a waste of time, money and paper. Even as I turned each page, I could hear the groan of a million trees that gave up their lives to fulfill one person’s fathomless desire for fame and money. Cassandra Clare says that she often gets asked where she derives the “inspiration” for her books. Thus far, she has kept that answer a closely guarded secret, but the truth WILL out, ladies and gentlemen! So here, without further ado, is the inspiration for The Mortal Instruments!The writing in this book is like the dry rattle of a dying man’s throat. The slow crawl towards a climax is like watching the continental drift. The endless descriptions of what every person is wearing is like being forced to trawl through a random stranger’s vacation photos. The unbelievable level of teenage angst in this book is like the ‘Dear Diary’ scrawls of a twelve year old. The ridiculousness of calling this a ‘novel’ and selling it for $11 is like... like... sorry, I can’t think of anything — obviously I don’t have Clare’s talent for overblown similes! So, let’s see what the ‘plot’ in this book is about... Okay, Simon’s a vampire, but he’s still trying to pretend to be a normal boy. He’s turned into a playa, and is juggling two hot women at the same time. Then he gets accosted by a really old vampire who wants him to help her take over the Manhattan clan. But that’s not important, because we never come back to that story. Moving on, Clary and Jace are supposed to be training, but mostly they’re making out. One such session gets interrupted by Isabelle who tells them that a dead Shadowhunter has been found somewhere in the city. But let’s not worry about that either, it’s not very important. What’s more important is that Jace is having some really disturbing nightmares in which he ends up hurting/killing Clary. So he decides that he’ll talk to his mom about it. His mom suggests therapy, and Jace finds a therapist, who advises him to talk to Clary about his disturbed emotional state. Clary, having been told the whole story, begins to suspect that Jace may not be mentally disturbed at all, but the victim of a demonic attack. She takes him to the Silent Brothers who work their silent mojo, and together, Jace and Clary investigate the dead Shadowhunters, find the culprit, vanquish him/her and save the Shadowhunters........................................................................................Oh wait. *embarrassed silence* Umm, actually, that’s not how it goes.What actually happens is that Jace, because of this nightmare, decides that he will distance himself from Clary, whinge about their relationship endlessly, run away every time he so much as spots her in the distance, and mope miserably. But don’t worry! He’s not really breaking-up with her or anything! He’s just nobly making her miserable and refusing to tell her why he’s avoiding her. But every once in a while, his hormones emotions get the better of him, and he just tosses her up against an alley wall and plays out some abstinence porn.In the meantime, Simon the playa gets kicked out of his home and works some mind mojo on his mother to make her forget that she has discovered his secret life as a vampire. He feels miserable and guilty about this, but again, not to worry, it’s only for about two pages. After that, he just walks around town being targeted by sweatsuit-ed assassins and checking out the long, thick eyelashes of the guy who comes to audition for his band, and feeding Jace tomato soup and mangoes and watching him sleep. Awww.Then there are random snippets about dead babies and more dead Shadowhunters and the faerie Queen psyching out Clary about how she might lose Jace and some moving, heart-rending conversations about Shadowhunter weddings, and more assassins in sweatsuits.But what about the super cool, super adorable Magnus, you ask? Take heart, dear reader, Magnus and Alec DO reappear about three-quarters into the book. When they promptly get into a fight about Magnus’s long and colourful lovelife. Alec throws a jealous fit, gets sullen and asks random embarrassing questions that no-one wants to know the answer to, least of all me. Then more unnecessary things happen, culminating in a made-for-TV moment where Alec decides to pause in his attempts to save his sister, brother and fellow Shadowhunters to quiz Magnus’s ex-girlfriend about Magnus’s lovelife. I kid you not.In the meantime, those long-forgotten plots about dead Shadowhunters, dead babies, assassins in grey sweats merge with a last-minute, hastily-scrambled-together plot about a Greater demon and a villain who’s back from the dead. .... oh, am I spoiling this for you?[image error]Anyway, this entire too-boring-for-words mess ends in a cliffhanger that is GUARANTEED to send you running for the nearest gun store. In my case, I handed my Glock 30 to my best friend and told her to shoot all ten rounds into my brain if I even thought about reading the next book. Amen.

  • Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
    2019-04-24 06:03

    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 none like this. I was happy and satisfied when City of Glass ended, but learning that Clare decided to write more books was just the icing on the cake. It’s been a while between books, but this was more or less everything I expected and more!It was different and yet completely the same. There’s no way to pretend that the characters haven’t changed--that they’re not different and that everything that went into the storyline and plot of the first 3 books hasn’t changed. That chapter of the series is over and a new dawn has emerged (yes, cheesy, I know, but sue me). The characters were still the amazing, incredible people that stole my heart throughout the first 3 books and being with them again was a lot like coming home from a long trip. I must say---I thought Jordan was an awesome inclusion! I always thought Maia’s ex was a real jerk, but he’s nothing like I thought or expected and I love that. I will admit that I did miss seeing more of Clary and Jace. They’re still my fave everything of this series, fave characters, fave couple, but I still loved the book regardless. It was so strange getting such an in-depth look into Simon and following him the most. Obviously the books have always changed POV’s, jumping back and forth, but it’s always been fixed mostly on Clary, whereas this time it was more Simon than anything else. And yet... I didn’t have a problem with that.I love Simon--always have--and even though I never wanted him to be the one Clary ended up with, I still wanted the best for him. He’s still the same great Simon he’s always been, but he’s slightly different too. I think he’s got a long way to go and there’s a lot of growth that I think will happen to him. I can’t wait to see though...It’s odd, when the last book ended, if anyone had asked me, I’d have been one of the few people who actually said they wanted Maia to be with Simon, but after this book it’s plain to see that Izzy is the one that for him! Perhaps I’m late to the party, but it always seemed to me that she was a bit much for him and (even though I love her, heart and soul) I didn’t believe she was right for him. I honestly thought that Maia and he would have made a better couple, but after this book I’ll never think that way again. Perhaps it was Jordan coming into the storyline and seeing how he and Maia were/are, but I finally looked and realised that Simon and Isabelle really have something. There’s so much more to Izzy than we’ve seen and I think that Simon may actually break through her defences and worm his way into her heart if she lets him!Oh, and it goes without saying that I want Maia and Jordan back together too. Hello? Weren’t they just perfect together? The issues they have and Maia wanting to rip him to shreds aside. I was sad to see so many issues for Clary and Jace in this book, but I can’t say I was surprised either. I knew Cassandra Clare wouldn’t just let them be. It seems like they’ve been through so much, but of course it’s not the end for them, no sir-ee. There are more problems facing them and new struggles, but I don’t doubt for a second that they can get through it.....somehow. That’s not to say that I didn’t love every single moment they were together, because I did. I absolutely did! The moments between Clary and Jace were electric. Every time they’re together, every kiss, every time they touch, things just sizzle. I’ve loved a lot of book couples over time, but none compared to them. They’re like no other. You can’t deny that they’re made for one another, you can’t miss the chemistry they have. It’s truly impossible not to see and feel. They just go together so well, they both make each other better. Jace makes Clary stronger, and she’s his whole world. She means he world to him and it makes me giggly inside (Yeah, yeah, yeah....I went there =D) This book was perfectly paced and the ending was a heart-stopping roller coaster ride. So much happened and I was on the edge of my seat, wanting to see how Simon, Jace and Clary would get out of things. I couldn’t believe that Lilith was trying to bring Sebastian back. There’s no one who deserves to stay dead more than him...well, perhaps expect Valentine. The ending of this book was jaw dropping. I. Could. Not. Believe. It! Still can’t, if I’m honest here. I cannot believe that Sebastian is alive again and what he’s done to Jace. It’s shocking, it’s exciting, it’s heart-breaking, it’s everything I didn’t want, but at the same time I CANNOT wait to see what’s going to happen next. The next book is going to be a showstopper--I can so tell—and I can’t wait to see what happens now. Can Clary and everyone else manage to free Jace from Sebastian? Can they defeat Sebastian? Just what does this mean now?God! I NEEEEEED the next book, like stat! Seriously, this series is just brilliant and I can’t wait for the next instalment! Bring on the awesome!

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-04-03 00:08

    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 didn’t care enough about the characters before, Alec & Magnus excluded. I didn’t even try to. I mean, I liked them enough but… Alec & Magnus were the ones I kept focusing on, in every single chapter and, when they weren’t around, I was still thinking about them and processing and replaying in my mind what I’ve just learned regarding them. Or felt. Craving for the next scene I’ll see the lovely couple in was never something new to me. And that’s, I think, not right. Being my favorite series ever, I should have paid more attention to the other characters too. Because they’re great! This is the only The Mortal Instruments book in which I didn’t miss doing that and discovered some new qualities and endearing information on the characters I’ve known of before such as Simon (especially him), Jace and Isabelle. Clary is the heroine, so there barely is any – if none at all – secret she’s keeping that we don’t know about, but I did feel closer to her in this one too.That was my dirty little secret, heh. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to re-read book 1, 2 & 3 for a third time. C’est dommage. *wink* *wink*This book was actually fun, strangely. It felt more like an ‘in between’ written story than a sequel itself. It’s like the author wanted to take some time off the actual immense and complex plot and focus really on the relationship between the characters. For instance, Clary & Jace, Simon & Maia & Isabelle (you go, man!), Jocelyn & Luke, Alec & Magnus, etc. And I loved this book for it. Of course, there was some actual action and mystery too, but I do admit it being slower than the two previous ones. However, it being different didn’t make it disappointing at all. This book, like I mentioned, helped me connect with the cast more and I’m grateful for it, since I will probably love the next two books *to the moon and back* because of it and not just *really really* love them.I don’t think I ever realized how sweet and funny Simon actually is. Sarcastic, quite in fact, but a good kind of sarcastic. And Jace…he appeared vulnerable in this. It was pleasant to see for once how much he loves Clary and being given proof for it. Or perhaps it is that this made me believe in their relationship even more. And Clary, well, as always, she can be naïve and give her trust too quickly. But all that made a great melange and brought a nice atmosphere.Magnus is so cute. Awe moment: He touched her cheek. It was colder than the floor had been. ‘‘You could give me the past,’’ he said a little sadly. ‘‘But Alec is my future.’’Woah, Magnus Bane can be romantic. Too bad Alec didn't hear...or did he? *grins*A must read! I have seen many being disappointed by this sequel but, still, don’t hesitate if you’re a fan of the series!Sources:- Clary & Jace- Luke & Jocelyn- Alec & Magnus- Simon & Isabelle

  • Kiki
    2019-04-19 02:59

    Okay, let me level with you. Just to put this review into perspective, I'd like to make it common knowledge that I gave all three of the books in the Mortal Instruments five feckin' stars. I loved them. I was not blind to their flaws, and they are not literary masterpieces, but they were far too much fun for me to care about what was wrong with them. For the first time in so long I was able to just sit back and not cringe or roll my eyes or make any backhanded comments about the pathetic characters. I took to the Shadowhunters, dug the storyline, and zipped through all of the books within two weeks with a grin on my face the entire time.So what on earth happened here?I was absolutely pumped when I found out that the awesome City Of Glass was not the end of the series. PUMPED. I waited, with baited breath, to rush out to Coles and get my newest fix, partly because I needed me some more Jace and partly because I needed me some more sexy fun time with Magnus and Alec. Oh, boy, was I wrong about that!The writing didn't disappoint me that much, but I'm not going to spend much time debating the ins and outs of Cassie's prose. If you want to what my opinion is on the way she writes go check out my review of City of Bones.Let's backtrack here.Things in this world today that irritate me:a) Lite-britesb) Misogynistsc) Mini Pop Kidsd) Scabs on my earse) Fall Out Boy scaring us with a huge unnecessary hiatusSee that? See those normal, annoying things that I am perfectly entitled to be annoyed about? Now, the reason why I state these things is to convince you that I am not an angry, pissy person with unreasonable standards, and to firmly convey the fact that since I am not an angry, pissy person with unreasonable standards, this is in no way a bitchy, over-the-top hissy fit. Though it may look and sound exactly like a bitchy, over-the-top hissy fit in every single conceivable way, I can assure you, this is not a bitchy, over-the-top hissy fit.rant/What the fucking fuck happened here? What the actual HELL is this book's deal? What is wrong with Cassie? Did she begin daytime drinking?Jace has become an aggressively boring Cullen knock-off with some kind of lame-ass inferiority complex that actually dares manifest itself in the form of "don't come near me, I'm dangerous". Like, are you shitting me with this? You're actually going to get up on a soapbox and admit to the world that you've stopped trying, Cassie? It's like she's not even ashamed of the fact that this series has devolved from a solid fantasy quest to a huge screaming shitstorm of teenage feelings and internet in-jokes that were barely funny on Windows '98 and are cracked with the same enthusiasm as a dead cat has toward the concrete floor it rots on. Like you actually expect me to sit here and enjoy reading about Jace's sad yet rippling muscles and Clary's sad red hair and all their sad, sad love that belongs in the YA bargain bin along with Luce/Daniel, Nora/Patch, Beth/Xavier and the rest of the motley cheesemance crew. Just don't even provoke me. Don't approach me and start a conversation about this appalling excuse for a power couple. I'll just start swearing offensively.And where the fuck were Alec and Magnus? They didn't make an appearance until chapter fucking twelve, and the cardboard cut-outs that waded through the nothingness that is this book's plot were shadows of the characters I fell in love with in previous installments. What happened to Alec? He's a prick! What happened to Magnus? He's a bore! What happened to this pairing? They're dull as shit! What the hell makes Clare think that anybody would want to read about two people revolving blankly around each other and recycling the same conversation over and over and over again and eventually coming to no conclusion but "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it". How is that even anything? How does that make any sense at all? How does it make any sense to keep Magnus and Alec absent until chapter twelve even though they're two of the most popular characters in the whole series? They rake in fans like nobody's business and I actually recall talking to one of my friends about this series and us both agreeing that the only reason we were even pursuing it further than COG was the promise of Magnus and Alec's relationship, which has stopped being touching and heartfelt and started being weird and mildly creepy since Alec started behaving like a kid and Magnus an old fart. I don't get it! I don't!Then we have the plot which is like the Overture on the Sound Of Music DVD. Nobody gives a shit about it, it may as well not be there, and honestly the best thing to do is to just fast-forward through it. What even happens? Everyone stands around talking, Clare describes everyone's clothing, and then there are demon babies and Lilith and that's when I stop giving a tiny rat's ass about my loyalty to this series because when you break the Rule of Abeko, you break my interest in defending your shit. So basically, the plot was balls. The whole thing was balls. It was like a big glass of distilled water. It looks like nothing and tastes like nothing and it's so utterly devoid of substance that it may as well not exist at all.How glad am I to see Sebastian back? No, not very. Okay, I'll go with it because I guess it sort of passes as a new story arc, but by the way this thing ended I'm expecting some shitty inner monologue where Jace whines about not being able to control himself and what did I say about Mormon vampires?Don't get me started on the whole Simon/Maia/Isabelle thing. The less said about that the better. I'm just so done with all of these simpering caricatured characters. There is absolutely no substance left to them. They're like those wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men posted in front of car dealerships - they're really tall and loud and there are a lot of colours to look at but when you really think about it, they're really fucking pointless and they don't look jazzy or cool, they just look really stupid, standing in the same spot and thrashing their limbs like dying bumblebees. Make it stop!I'm literally gasping for breath right now. Thank all the gods of this ugly earth that I can shut the back cover of this book and never ever open it again on pain of death./rantBonus Time!I'm Al Harrington!

  • Penny
    2019-03-26 21:42

    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 thinking when you decided to revive this series? Were you thinking at all? Fair question given the circumstances. Why couldn't you just leave well enough alone? Are you controlled by greed? Just curious.P.P.P.S. I hope you enjoy swimming in your money bin filled with all that ill-gotten wealth. ---The first thing I did upon finishing City of Fallen Angels: *Headdesk*I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that I brought this misery upon myself. To that I say: I agree with you, wholeheartedly. You're probably also wondering why I expected a different outcome then the one I got. I've spent the morning wondering that exact same thing. So far I've come up with a handful of explanations, none of which are backed with much reason. ***SECRET SHAME ALERT!!!*** What can I say? I'm that person. You know, that pathetic moron who spends way too much time and energy believing in other people, even the ones who've done nothing but let me down in the past. In my defense I love seeing people live up to their potential.Yes, I actually believe Cassandra Clare has potential. (Now over half my friends and followers have lost all respect for me.) Or at least I did feel that way until I picked up this book. Now I don't know exactly how I feel about her. Before anyone unfriends me, please lemme 'splain.There are brief moments, between all the stolen storylines, ill-conceived plotting, melodrama and so-forth, in which I'm able to see that Cassandra Clare does have something unique and interesting to bring to the table. Even a few moments of--dare I say--complete brilliance that, had Ms Clare expanded on, could have gone somewhere great. Unfortunately I don't think Ms Clare knows that about herself so she spends most of her time lifting ideas from other people's work, pasting it together and trying to pass it off as her own. Either that or she really wishes she was Joss Whedon. And really, who could blame her? I wanna be Joss Whedon too--that way I could know all the ins and outs of the Firefly universe, but I digress. She failed at channeling Joss Whedon's brilliance though it is evident that she tried. Long story short: this book was like a slap in the face given to me by none other then a very smug Cassandra Clare. Serves me right for being dumb enough to believe in her, amirite? In-depth review to come.---Initial reaction to the new cover to this book: Can I just say how irritated I am that Clary and Jace are pretty much front and center in this book? Clary is even on the freaking cover. I thought this story was going to focus on Simon, so what's with the return of The Jace & Clary Quasi-Incest Show? I just don't care about them anymore and I desperately wish they'd just go away. Forever. I know I'm going to read this only to wish I hadn't. Why? Because I can't stay away from these stupid books. Kill me. --

  • Candace
    2019-04-07 01:08

    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 messed up again. The guys, in particular, were grating on my nerves.Simon is a huge focus in this book. He spends most of his time trying to juggle his relationships with Maia and Isabelle. He feels kind of guilty for two-timing both of the girls, who also happen to be friends...but not guilty enough to choose or to stop. This time around, the girls aren't the only ones that want to get their hands on Simon. His special "day walker" blood has made him a hot commodity. Some want to protect him, while others would like to use or kill him. Several new characters were introduced that kept things interesting.Like Simon, Jace spends a lot of time screwing up his personal life in this book. His behavior is all over the place. He spends a great deal of time distancing himself from Clary, nearly ruining their relationship. Again, the guys were driving me bonkers! They were really messing up my mojo.In the end, some big events transpired and more secrets came to light. This may not have been a total win for me, but I can appreciate that this book has paved the way for future events in the series. I am still enjoying the series as a whole and I can't wait to see where it is heading. I'm on to the fifth book now.

  • Steph Sinclair
    2019-04-17 22:12

    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 before I flung it across the room. So I am very proud that I was able to finish this POS to write a review. There is NO reason this book should have a higher rating than Mockingjay, a few Harry Potter books, and The Pride and the Predjudice. NO REASON.After all of that, I have one question for Cassandra Clare:Was this some sort of sick April fool's joke? Why was this even published?Now before the fangirls come out to defend their master , let me explain.I actually liked the original 3 books. I wouldn't say I loved them or call them literary masterpieces, but I *did* find them entertaining. City of Endless Angst City of Fallen Angels picks up 2 months after City of Glass left off. One would think the conflict between Jace and Clary was over, but no. CC has the nerve to regress her characters. And there lies my biggest problem with the book: WHERE WAS THE PLOT? While everyone was busy fawning over each other, Shadowhunters are being murdered! But, alas, no one gives a shit. How would I describe our characters in CoFA, you ask? Well a picture is worth a thousand words:DracoJace: Bordered between and Wangsty teenand a cocky prickAnd yes kids, he actually says he is better than everyone.Clary:"He loves me. He loves me not."Simon:I really liked him in the orignial trilogy. I found him funny. Sadly, he was boring. He wandered around this book with not a clue what was going on.Alec and Magnus:*sigh* They didn't even show up until half the book was over. And when they did all they did is bitch about Magnus' past sex life. Yes, more and more angst. The gang is supposed to be investigating the murders of the shadowhunters, but there isn't much investigating going on. Instead, they are too busy ignoring each other, going to Simon's band gigs, and ripping each other's clothes off in an alley. Speaking of Simon, he is apparently dating Isabelle and Maia at the same time. Yet, he doesn't know how it happened. Ya, Simon, we already established that you are confused. What's driving Jace and Clary apart? Well, Jace starts having these nightmares where just as he and Clary are ripping away their clothes, he kills her. He decides to ignore her, so as not to hurt her. Why Clare, why? Why did you have to play the "I love you, can't you see it's killing me?!" card? Stephenie Meyer already cashed in on that lotto ticket amoungst other recent, pathetic YA novels. To top it off, we have evil minions in gray track suits and sneakers and a badass villain killed in the most shitty ending I have ever read. And that cliffhanger! Not everyone who dies has to come back to life, Clare. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Valentine makes an appearance in the next two books. Clare is also very inconsistent with her storyline. When Kyle is first introduced to us he has black hair. However, two pages later he has brown hair. Jace doesn't believe in God, yet has the most angel blood in him that anyone else. The *Pepsi* sign is blue and red, not Coca Cola. Jace doesn't understand any of the pop culture references Simon quotes, but Jace spews Shakespeare lines off like its second nature. Seriously, why didn't the editors catch this? Does my review seem like it's all over the place? Well, good cause that's exactly how this book was. ALL.OVER.THE.DAMN.PLACE.A few days ago Clare posted a FAQ about the book and ending. She is basically validating why she, Almighty Author, is a genius and you, lowly reader, are an idiot. You can read it here if you haven't already. http://cassandraclare.livejournal.com...And you know what I have to say to her little condescending FAQ? Cassandra Clare, I'm calling you out on the bull shit. It's time to stop riding J.K. Rowling's cash cow. Get off, the ride is over! More reviews and more at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-04-13 22:09

    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 character, Kyle/Jordon. He's cool and I like him a lot. I hope he's in the next few books. He has a past with one of the characters in the books.Clary and Jace are trying to make a go of it but there seems to be something wrong with Jace. I wonder what it could be. There are a lot of sweet things, cool things and evil things going on in the book. There's also Lilith. That's a fun walk in the park! That ending . . . more fun times will ensue! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • aidanadia
    2019-04-03 04:49

    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 that Clare continued the story is not my problem; it is the manner in which the plotline has been executed (which to reiterate lacks the element of surprise) that disappoints me. “City of Glass” ended definitively - bad, bad Valentine is dead, the seeds of harmony have been sewn between Nephilim and Downworlders, and Jace and Clary get their mushy, predictable happily ever after. It seems as though with this newest installation, Clare asked herself, “How can I possibly continue this?” and unfashionably, she dug up open ended dramatic quotes, such as “to love is to destroy”, and used them in order to create tension. Instead of putting faith in the audience’s imagination to keep her story alive, our beloved author took the task into her own hands and ironically, destroyed all that she forged with love.Clary and Jace start to have relationship problems. Magnus and Alec start to have relationship problems. Simon is dating two girls simultaneously, one of which would realistically have never given him the time of day, because his latest vampirism is apparently a way for Isabelle to see the goodness of his heart and appreciate him beyond his looks (not that those enhanced cheekbones aren’t delicious). Oh, and I almost forgot, Sebastian Verlac/Jonathan Morgernstern isn’t quite dead! I feel almost insulted; Cassandra Clare is treating us, the audience, as though we are infantile, or to borrow her words, as the “mundanes” that her characters so obviously despise. Instead of providing us with a decent, realistic plotline, Clare’s chosen to do nothing other than sever all that she previously created with her words. I will admit, if you’re looking for a quick fix, “City of Fallen Angels” is quite an easy and enjoyable read. The fact that this installation is Simon-centric was a pleasant attempted insight into the undead life - a brilliant contradiction - of the otherwise nerdy, annoying tagalong who unfortunately happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jordan Kyle, despite the ridiculous name, was an interesting addition considering the tumultuous past with Maia (if you can get past the tortured internals soap opera). And don't you dare forget this season’s Big Bad, Lilith - yes, it's that demon bitch in yet another fantasy! Besides the astounding fact that Clare is too lazy to create her own villain and has decided to steal from God, she didn't even let this melodramatic page-turner develop on her own! Why must Clare handfeed me all the information? Alec and Isabelle spitting out past lectures on Greater Demons seemed to be a cheap attempt at unravelling whatever mystery that Lilith was. She ran away from Adam and God said “Thou shalt be barren forever, infidel!”? That’s a wonderful backdrop there, Ms. Clare, but could you be any more subtle? Having one of your characters race through the history as though it were ordering lunch is not in the least bit believable. I want you to show me, not hold my hand and tell me what I need to cram before the big exam. All I ever see nowadays is young adult novels being dominated by devastatingly beautiful characters. It would be unfair for me to blame only Clare for this trend, but she never needed to follow it. The fact that Clare seems to think her fan base will stay tethered to her through the creation of beautiful superhumans makes me question her writing skills - does she not have the ability to keep her audience enthralled with unattractive characters? Actually, let’s take a step back: why are only the superhumans beautiful? Simon as a human - a nuisance, and nothing much to look at. Simon as a vampire - handsome and having trouble juggling the ladies. Clary as a mundane - androgynous body shape; no breasts, no hips. Clary as a Shadowhunter - one up the bra size! Look at those hips form! Apparently, not only is New York full of gorgeous creatures, but not one of them is human. Way to be realistic, huh?In the end, however, what bothers me the most is how desperate Clare is to save her characters falling from grace. Simon, in spite of toying with two potential girlfriends simultaneously, is forgiven by each! And that wretched Mark of Cain? Yes, the sevenfold vengeance is all very lovely, but what about the other part of the curse - “thou shalt wander the earth a fugitive”? If Simon is cursed to be a wanderer until the end of eternity, then how was Isabelle rushing to his aid? Why is Jace choosing to go to Simon, why is Clary still his best friend, and why is Kyle his protector? How could they possibly choose him if there is a powerful, binding curse that is constantly working to separate Simon from his loved ones? We know that the curse works because assassins impressively crumble to salt at Simon’s feet, so why on earth are we ignoring the second-half, the depressing part of the curse? I’m torn between branding it an obvious plot-hole, or just Ms. Clare’s overwhelming desire not to let one of her beloved characters exist alone. In my eyes, this undermines Clare’s integrity as a writer - if she cannot commit to the maxim she has presented for Simon, then how much can we truly trust her storytelling skill?The first three books, riddled as they were with bona-fide plot holes and histrionic dialogue, were to a degree more fathomable. Clare created a definitive story arc I could readily engage with. While “City of Fallen Angels” didn’t make me contemplate skewering my eyeballs or washing my brain with bleach, it is not one I will return to in the near future. Instead of keeping me on my toes, Clare cheaply proffered a broken story arc for a few more minutes in the spotlight, and ultimately destroyed her credibility as a writer who values constancy.You can keep a story going on forever, but sometimes, you just aren’t meant to.

  • Bgurl (don't h8 me cuz I'm honestful)
    2019-04-14 21:43

    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, listed from least to most angstalicious. Enjoy!#5. The Problem With Immortality Is That It Never Ends (Like, Ever).THE SITCH: Magnus is immortal. Alec is not. Which means, only one of them will live HEA. “Camille said pretty boys were your undoing. That sounds like I’m just one in a long line of toys for you. One dies, you get another. I’m—trivial. Which is unfair, because you're anything but trivial for me. I changed my whole life for you. But nothing ever changes for you, does it? I guess that’s what it means to live forever. Nothing ever matters all that much.” ~ Alec LightwoodWELL… ALEC THINKS SO, YES.#4. Shadowhunters, And Vampires, And Werewolves (Oh My!) THE SITCH: Isabelle is dating Simon. Simon is dating Maia. Maia doesn’t know about Isabelle. Isabelle doesn’t know about Maia. But soon, everyone will know about everyone. And then, there’ll be a whole lot of angsting going on.“You’re playing with fire, Simon. I hope you know that. Let me tell you something about girls. Even if you haven’t had the exclusivity conversation, they’re still going to be mad if they find out you’re dating someone they know and you haven’t mentioned it. It’s a dating rule.” ~ Clary FairchildTHIS LOVE TRIANGLE IS ABOUT TO GET ANGSTY. #3. One Vamp’s Curse Is Another Vamp’s WMD (Meeting @ 2 a.m. To Discuss).THE SITCH: The Mark of Cain turned Simon into a walking WMD, and it’s making him pretty popular with the power hungry Vampire crowd. Including, but not limited to, Camille Belcourt.“ ‘I want you to join me against Santiago, Simon. The moment his cohorts see you’re with me, they’ll leave him and come to me.’ ‘Cohorts?’ Simon grinned slightly.Camille seemed baffled. ‘Yes?’‘Well, it’s just... ‘Cohorts.’ It’s like saying ‘evildoers’ or ‘minions.’ ” ~ Camille Belcourt & Simon LewisI COULD TELL YOU… BUT I WON’T.#2. Even Shadowhunters Get The Blues (And Other Reasons Co-Workers Shouldn’t Date).THE SITCH: Jace is acting weirder than usual and it’s making Clary question the status of their relationship. “She knew how breakups went. First the pulling away, the gradual refusal to return phone calls. The vague messages saying the other person just wants a little space. Then the ‘It’s not you, it’s me.’ speech. She’d never thought any of that would ever apply to her and Jace.” ~ Clary FairchildMAYBE… MAYBE NOT… ?#1. Goodbye Daddies, Hello Identity Crisis (Or Why Jace Is Acting Like An Emo Pussy).THE SITCH: Remember when Jace found out Michael Wayland WASN’T his dad but Valentine Morgenstern WAS his dad and that made Clary his sister AND his girlfriend? Then, a couple weeks later, it turned out that Valentine actually WASN’T his dad, but some random dude named Stephen Herondale WAS? Could the revolving door of daddies be messing with Jace’s head?Simon: “You thought he was your father for sixteen years, that doesn’t go away in a day. And you never met your real father. So just think of yourself as having two fathers for a while.” Jace: “You can’t have two fathers.”Simon: “Sure you can. We’ll buy you one of those kid’s books. ‘Timmy Has Two Dads’. Except I don’t think they have one called ‘Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil’. That part you’re going to have to work through on your own.”GOOD TIMES, INDEED!BOTTOM LINE: Is it great literature? No. Is it original? No. Is it full of OTT teen angst? Yeah. But it’s still fun and I still like reading it. So there! Now quit judging me and pick up your own copy so you can start reading it too. And when you’re done, look for my review of, City of Lost Souls (TMI #5), where I rank my favorite part of the TMI series: THE SNARK. City of Fallen Angels (TMI #4), by Cassandra Clare: 4 “Angstalicious” Stars.For information about my ratings system, see my profile page.MY REVIEWS OF:City of Lost Souls (TMI #5): Click Me Baby!City of Heavenly Fire (TMI #6): Coming Soon

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2019-04-20 23:46

    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 girls. That is not like Simon! Alec and Magnus had a big fight over Magnus's past and the fact that he will live forever while Alec will grow old and die. I really liked Izzy in this book. I enjoyed her and Simon's time together would have enjoyed it more if he wasn't seeing someone else at the same time. Call me crazy but it kinda cheapens his feelings. I know their teens but Just sayin'. This book also kinda bored me at times. I would catch myself skimming over details. Everything was so detailed. Still a okay read for me but my least favorite so far. I hope the next one is better.

  • Caitlin
    2019-04-26 00:12

    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 suck?5.) What's up with all the blood? I mean, like, blood that wasn't there is there.6.) Nice attempt at sneaking in a moral lesson for Simon, but in the end it still looks like a "get rid of all adult involvement" move.7.) How can a boy who doesn't know mundane culture, read poetry and literature by mundanes? Yes, I'm asking you this after reading all four books.8.) The ending--too long. The things I did like--Simon. A thousand times more interesting than Clary and Jace combined. Plus, whenever Jace came around in Simon's POV, I actually liked Jace again. Sulking Jace dampens the fun. A witty, cocky, jackass Jace brings smiles. Especially bickering and bonding with Simon. The plot was expected. The direction wasn't shocking nor was it lame. Just predictable. I'll continue to stick with the series. I've been with it since the beginning and it hasn't rubbed me entirely the wrong way yet. Well, I'm tired. Night.

  • Haleema
    2019-03-25 23:48

  • John Egbert
    2019-03-27 21:58

    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 leaves me!" "I will neva leaves joo!" and repeat), plain idiocy between Alec and Magnus ("OMG, you liek dated someone before me!" "I'm a 1000 yr old vampire. Of course I have." "OMG, you liek dated someone before me. And it was a WOMAN."), interesting subplots that are shoved aside for no good reason to make room for more Jace/Clary angst (*cough*Simon*cough*), and the worst way of getting rid of a main villain who is supposedly badass ("Me willz totally stand herez and liek talk 'bout killin joo instead of actually doin it and --" "OMFG WE DEFEATED JOO!" "OH NOES ME DEAD!") this has to be one of the worst books I've ever read. Sure, there have been worse, but this manages to outshine all of those for what it truly is -- complete and utter garbage.I am really shocked as to how this book was picked up by an agent. The manuscript must have been at least five times worse if it hadn't seen an editor yet. What was this agent smoking? Because whatever it is, can I have some? It might relieve some of my stress. Or kill me because it's so gross and toxic.I don't understand how you can call this literature with a straight face. There is only one true use for this book,Let's dance around the flames singing and holding hands, pressing our copies of Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia to our chests to make the bad bad things go away.Cassandra Clare, it is time to be honest. You are not an author. You are not a writer. You are a spewer. You don't care enough about your writing or readers to carefully piece together a plot or think over whether or not you actually need another 5 sequels. You are in this for the money, and the money only. Can you at least put a disclaimer on the book, so nobody else has to waste their time and money?Thanks.

  • P
    2019-04-07 22:08

    “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 chapters. I didn't like it at all. I wanted to throw this book away and read CoG over again.CoFA deserves two stars, yet the reason I gave it three because of some twists and turns. I hate to say that this book is the worst of them all, it's dragged and has many fillers I wasn't able to make myself enjoy. Sebastian is like a SOB for me, he's too charismatic to be a villain. Not like Valentine, I didn't even believe his motivation to dominate the world, it's pointless and weightless. This book is blunt, if I can say. The dialogues are not sharp. The direction is uncertain.“Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.” CC did good with her trilogy, but with this hexalogy ? It's totally a disaster ! I hate to admit this, but the book is full of angst and some other teenage ramblings. The only thing I decided to continue this series because I want to get more of Jace and Alec and Magnus, that's all.“Still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it's you, and I realize now that I won't be anymore ready to lose you then than I am right now. Which is not at all.”

  • Ciara
    2019-04-17 22:03

    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 i didnt think she would write any more because i thought it ended nicely. When i found out she was writing another book?forget about it. Im getting that book the day it comes out wether i have a ride or not. i will walk there. i love how Ms. Clare writes with a rhythem that makes everything flow and work, all of her charactors have different personalities. I like that she has Magnus Bane, the warlock,as a smart and powerful guy thats hilariuos in personality and Issabelle, the girly model who fights like Superwoman or something. and Clary the small fragile girl that has more power than you would think. Her main charactor Clary never got on my nerves like some charactors and it never got confusing. City of Bones, Ash, and Glass had so many twists and turnes that I'm wondering what other twists will Ms. Clare come up with next? I cant wait to find out. I also like that she doesnt discriminate when it comes to gay people. Alec and Magnus love each other for personality and not looks or blood. Alec doesnt mind that Magnus is a downworlder. just like Clery still loved Jace when she thought he was her brother. I cannot wait for Ms. Clare's next book City of Fallen Angels.

  • Daylighter
    2019-04-18 02:12

    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 disappear, to send her back where she was safe.He has always cared more about her safety than anything else. If he didn’t, none of this would be happening. Jace wonders if she can see the terror in his eyes, the shards of all those dozens of dreams in which he stabbed her or choked her or drowned her and looked down at his hands afterward, wet with her blood.She backs up a step. There is something in her face, but it isn’t fear. It’s infinitely worse. She turns, almost tripping in her haste to get away, and rushes out of the club.For a moment he stands and looks after her. This is exactly what he wanted, a part of his mind screams at him. To drive her away. To keep her safe, away from him.But the rest of his mind is watching the door slam behind her and seeing the final ruin of all his dreams. It was one thing to push it to this point. It is another to let go forever. Because he knows Clary, and if she goes now, she will not ever come back.Come back.Somehow he is outside the club. The rain is pelting down like gunfire. He sees everything in a single sweep, the way he always has, the way he was trained to do. The white van at the curb, the slant of the street as it curves back toward Greenpoint, the dark opening of an alley behind the bar, and Clary at the corner, about to cross the street and walk out of his life forever.She yanks her arm out of his when he reaches for her, but when he puts his hand against her back, she lets him guide her into the alley. His hand slides across her back to her arm as she whirls to face him—and he can see everything around them again: the wet brick wall behind them, the barred windows, the discarded musical equipment soaking in puddles of rainwater.And Clary is lifting her face, small and pale; her mascara runs in glittery streaks beneath her eyes. Her hair looks dark, pasted to her head. She feels both fragile and dangerous in his grasp, a glass explosive.She jerks her arm away from his. “If you’re planning to apologize, don’t bother. I don’t want to hear it.” He tries to protest, to tell her he only wanted to help Simon, but she is shaking her head, her words like stinging missiles. “And you couldn’t tell me? Couldn’t text me a single line letting me know where you were? Oh, wait. You couldn’t, because you still have my goddamned phone. Give it to me.”He reaches to hand the phone back to her, but he is barely aware of his movements. He wants to say, No, no, no, I couldn’t tell you. I can’t tell you. I can’t say I’m afraid of hurting you even though I don’t want to. I can’t say I’m afraid of becoming my father. Your faith in me is the best thing in my life and I can’t bear to destroy it.Instead, he blurts out other words. “Forgive me-“He face goes white, her lipstick starkly bright against her skin. “I don’t even know what you think I’m supposed to forgive you for. Not loving me anymore?”She moves away from him and blindly stumbles, and he can’t stop himself: he reaches for her. She is delicate and shivering in his arms and they are both soaking wet and he can’t stop. Her mouth is part open, and he brings his own lips down against hers, tasting lipstick and sweet ginger and Clary.I love you. He can’t say it, so he tries to tell her with the pressure of his lips and his body and his hands. I love you, I love you. His hands are around her her waist, lifting her, and he had forgotten: she isn’t fragile; she is strong. He fingers are digging into his shoulders, her mouth fierce against his, and his heart is pounding like it’s trying to get free of his body as he sets her down on a broken speaker.Stop, his mind is telling him. Stop, stop, stop. He forces his hands away from her and places them on the wall, on either side of her head. Only that brings his body closer to hers, and that is a mistake. He can see the pulse slamming in her throat; her lipstick is gone now, and he can’t look away from the carnation-pink of her mouth, flushed from kissing, as she breaths, “Why can’t you talk to me? Why can’t you look at me?”His heart is pounding as if it wants to leave his body and take up independent residence somewhere else. “Because I love you.”It is the truth, and an inadequate truth at that, but he feels it punch through him with the force of a lie. Her face softens, her eyes widening. Her hands are against him, small and delicate and careful, and he leans into her, breathing the scent of her under the smell of rainwater. “I don’t care,” he hears himself say. “I’m sick of trying to pretend I can live without you. Don’t you understand that? Can’t you see it’s killing me?”He is drowning, and its too late. He reaches for her like and addict reaching hopelessly for the drug he has sworn not to touch again, having decided it is better to burn up in one final blaze than live forever without it.And the gray world blazes up around him with color as they come together, bodies slamming hard against the wall behind them. The water soaking her dress has made it as slick under his fingers as motor oil. He catches and pulls at her, desire reshaping their bodies with every touch. Her breathing is ragged in his ears, her eyelids half-closed and fluttering. He is touching her skin everywhere he can: her throat; the back of her neck; her collarbones, hard under is fingertips; her arms, smooth and slippery. Her hands are on him, too, no shyer than his own, and every touch seems to burn away the rain and the cold.She is gripping his shoulders when she raises her legs and wraps them around his waist, and he makes a noise he didn’t even know he could make. It is too late to go back now. His hands clench involuntarily, and he feels the fabric of her tights rop under his fingers, and he is touching her bare skin. And their kisses taste like rain. And if he wasn’t falling before, he is falling now.He thinks of the Fall, of angels tumbling forever in fire, and of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun. He had thought of the agony of the Fall, the terror of it, but never that it might be joyful. Lucifer had not wanted to fall, but neither had he wanted to serve. As Jace gathers Clary close against him, closer than he ever thought they could be, he wonders if it is only in the act of falling that one can be truly free.

  • Lucy
    2019-04-05 01:11

    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 actresses may change out, but they'll still ride the same very prolonged story arch into the ground. I immediately felt that way when I picked up City of Fallen Angels. The original trilogy takes place during a few weeks of one summer. The problem with doing this is it makes Clary and Jace's relationship drive me utterly insane. (Alright, maybe it did that in other ways, but this my friends is the icing on the seven layer cake.) They've known each other a few weeks -- thought they were siblings for a significant portion of that time, but their romance is supposed to be epic, see-into-your-soul, and not at all just about lust... which you can maybe buy if not for the fact that they've spent a couple of weeks together. Unrealistic portrayals of romantic love are nothing new to the YA fantasy genre, but the timeline here is exceptionally bad.The story was originally supposed to be Simon's story with the rest of the cast taking a more backseat role. I was surprised to switch to Clary's POV in the first few chapters but not really shocked. Clare has a big problem with POV. She switches it on a whim and in the middle of scenes. You are constantly privy to thoughts and ideas you really should have been allowed to come to on your own through subtext. The story is primarily told through Simon and Clary's POVs, but that doesn't stop scenes from Isabelle's POV (something that came out of no where in my opinion) and, of course, the boy wonder Jace's POV. Sometimes a scene is from one character's POV when it would be so, so much more interesting to get it from someone else's. When you really want to know what Jace is feeling you get Clary's POV and observations on why he is the way he is instead of just direct insight.To me, it came across as a bit of a hot mess. I don't particularly enjoy first person books, but I really hate all this over the shoulder jumping. Clare has no idea how to transition or keep focus. It felt lazy and cheap. For example: tossing us into Alec's raging jealousy for a few pages. We didn't benefit from it at all; the story didn't benefit from it at all. It wasn't necessary, we got that he was jealous in other scenes and it added nothing to the story except pages...Which is something City of Fallen Angels is light on -- pages. It's probably the slimmest book in the series? I expected a brick. I thought if she had more story to tell we were going to get walloped with it. The thin book and the severe plot holes made me feel like this book was a money making gimmick more than anything else. A lot of reviewers I respect have called the first three books out for some lazy writing or sloppy fantasy building. I only wish they could read this book. It never once felt like there was actually more story to tell. Maybe it took a fourth book for me to appreciate that City of Glass ended the right way. It felt a lot more solid than the new plots thrown at us... and I could say I felt they were thrown in there literally. The new plots were not woven into the old, just dropped down like a brick house.There's some stuff going on with Simon and the vampires, but it's pretty paltry. Simon's plots contribute to Clary and Jace's plot, not vice verse, which to me is an important distinction. His story wasn't exactly stronger, but it was more interesting. I wanted to know more about what happened with his acclimation to being a vampire a hell of a lot more than I wanted to hear Clary and Jace lament over and over again about how unworthy they were of one another. I wanted to slap the two of them with a copy of Romeo and Juliet and tell them to try the cold embrace of death so they could always, always be together.Given the time frame and the sibling factor, Clary and Jace barely got to be together before the BIG PLOT in this book tears them apart all over again. We get to see very little of them actually being together. It really is mostly wangsting about how Clary's mother thinks Jace is Valentine revisited and how Jace half agrees with her.Jocelyn is my next point. She's all DPS (Disappearing Parent Syndrome) in the original trilogy. She's out of her coma now and around to let Clary know she Disapproves of her romantic relations... Um. God. It so reminded me of Linger's follow up to Shiver where Grace's absentee parents pay attention long enough to hate on Sam. Jocelyn disapproves of Jace because he was raised by Valentine... Yeah, well Clary is Valentine's biological child, Jocelyn. If crazy is hereditary I'd be more worried about my own little red haired super villain before poking at other people's kids. Jace was only half raised by Valentine. Half his life was with the Lightwoods and he almost exclusively thought he was a Wayland! On top of that he is ACTUALLY a Herondale. (And, yes, I hate myself for knowing all of these names so perfectly.) Valentine had some influence, but seriously, it felt like a really obscure thing to be worried about. If we have to worry about Jace's childhood and development be more concerned that every adult in his life has been untrustworthy to one degree or another.I'll read the next book for three reasons: 1. I don't want these books to have exclusive 5 star ratings they don't deserve. 2. I have thus far resisted the urge to ever rate a book I haven't read. 3. I want to see if a 'plot' actually develops.I preordered this book with Red Glove and I've got to say of the two Holly Black's series has been the better experience for me. I plan on rereading and reviewing it next because I kind of tore through it in a fit of joy... what? It's been known to happen!

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2019-04-24 00:47

    "You villains and your creepy eugenics programs are starting to bore me." Me too, man. So this book is definitely my least favorite of the series so far. The first 250 pages dragged along with Jace avoiding Clary, only to swoop in at random times to kiss her and then insist he's a horrible person. I wasn't even 100% clear on what trite reason he thought had to leave her for. Like just go somewhere offscreen and make up your mind, dude... I do not care to sit through this contrived angst fest. But hey, AT LEAST WE DROPPED THE INCEST PLOT DEVICE. #progressThings got a bit more interesting once the plot finally appeared, but the whole dead babies + cult thing was weird. The next book does seem set up to be way more interesting, though! I'm just going to accept that I'll never be a huge fan of Jace or Clary and then we're good. Anyways, fun things: Simon was by far the most interesting part of this book and the best developed character. I liked getting a chance to see way more of his life and thoughts. And I loved seeing more of Magnus and Alec on their own instead of through someone else. Why can't they be the main characters?!Basically, you can definitely tell that the first 3 books were meant to be their own plot arc.

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2019-03-27 02:12

    I was a little apprehensive going into this book because I'd heard some people saying it was their least favorite in the series, but I ended up really enjoying it! It wasn't as AWESOME as City of Glass, but I loved getting back into this world and seeing what Jace, Clary, Simon, and the rest of the gang were up to after the events of CoG. I love the direction the story is taking, and as usual, the humor and action were FANTASTIC! My only complaint is that I found some of the relationship drama a bit frustrating (COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE!) but, you know, it wouldn't be a Cassie Clare book without some romantic angst ;)Overall, I really liked this book, I thought it was a great installment in the series, and I'm SO EXCITED to jump right into City of Lost Souls! Like seriously, I'm going to pick it up as soon as I'm done typing this review. Which is now. BYEEEE.(video review maybe possibly coming soon)

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-03-29 00:07

    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 unfunny. Even Magnus is unfunny. Magnus! Let's try and tie this installment to the previous three. At the end of City of Glass we were treated to a rare bit of carefree camaraderie as everyone basked in the relaxation and jubilant relief that can only accompany thwarting the master plans of some psycho with delusions of apocalyptic grandeur. Clary and Jace learned they weren't brother and sister, so they could be together, Simon was a vampire and finally attracting some chicks, Magnus and Alec were getting closer and snugglier, blah, blah, blah, everyone was happy and satiated. It was almost post-coital in its relaxation and happy happy warm fuzzy glowiness. Sure there was that ominous bit from the faery queen, but who takes that bitch seriously, anyway? Given that ending, I had expected to skip into City of Fallen Angels relatively smoothly, with everyone joking around and being friends and loving not being dead and all. What I got instead was page after page of Simon...emoting. Oh, and carrying on two relationships at once. So unlike Simon it kinda made me mad. When we're finally taken to see Clary and Jace, their relationship has not progressed at all, but has, in fact, regressed. "How is this possible?" I asked myself, wondering if perhaps there were big chunks of story I was missing somewhere. I began questioning my own reading comprehension, thinking perhaps all those steamy scenes from previous books, the longing, the yearning, the nearly-having-sex Clary and Jace of the past was all in my imagination. Had I dreamed it all? *Sigh*It was not a good sign of things to come. But I love the Mortal Instruments series and I forged ahead, thinking perhaps things would get better. SURPRISE! They didn't. The story is limp. Dead fish limp. Erectile dysfunction limp. Jace flits about like a clinically depressed muppet while Clary simpers and cries her way through the book without ever once growing a spine and demanding to know what the fuck is going on. Simon is wandering around waxing poetic about the horrors of being a vampire who can walk around during the day, and about the horrible imposition of having not one, but two girlfriends. Really? Isabelle is present. Yes, that's it. She's there, she offers information, she gets mad at Simon. Isabelle in a nutshell. Alec and Magnus are off on vacation together and don't show up until later on in the book. Not like that mattered because as soon as they showed up, I was wishing they'd just remained MIA. Alec spends his scenes sulking over Magnus' romantic past up until the end where he's either fighting baddies or stupidly freeing them. Magnus...I can't even talk about it. What she did with the old Magnus I may never know. This should be considered a crime against humanity. I absolutely cannot stand it when characters in a book refuse to communicate with one another because I can tell it's a very lazy trick by the author to drag the story out. If you don't have enough material to write a full book, don't write one. Don't sit here shoving smoke up my ass and trying to sell me on this "Well, they're not speaking because they're ashamed and hurting" psychobabble we both know is complete and total horse shit. They're not talking about anything with anyone else because if they did, everything would get figured out and the book would be over in 50 pages instead of a few hundred. The characters in this book spent more time avoiding each other than they did doing anything else, and I was overcome with the desire to watch them all die slow, painful deaths. Here's how it went: Mope, mope, mope, whine, whine, whine, moody, moody....BAD GUYS! Fight scenes, cliffhanger, the end. The bad guys were lame so the fight scenes were lame, and the cliffhanger was infuriating. Sebastian? Really, Ms. Clare? Again?These were not the characters I've grown to love. This is not the writing that made me fall for the MI series. This is Cassandra Clare at what I truly hope is her worst.

  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    2019-04-15 21:57

    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 villain was probably dead), most of the romantic issues were solved, yada yada. And they all lived happily ever after, right? … Well, apparently not.You know what this reminds me of? "Into the Woods" (the musical). I don't mean plot-wise. Just the fact that it's like, "So they all lived happily ever after!" And then you come back after intermission, and you find out that in the second half of the story, everyone gets stomped on by a giant. There are no giants in Mortal Instruments, but there are creepy-as-hell demons that want to kill everybody––so that's just as bad.I didn't have a problem with most of the added-on conflict. I mean, there were a lot of issues from the third book that had yet to be solved. Like, how would Simon adjust to life as a vampire? How would he deal with the whole Maia/Isabelle issue? What happened to Sebastian/Jonathan's body? Yada yada. I'm glad that Cassandra Clare addressed these issues and expanded on some things. I like that Maia and her backstory were developed a lot more in this book. And I liked Isabelle a lot more in this book, too. I also liked that Cassandra Clare brought the whole Clockwork Angel story into it a bit more.Then ... Jace and Clary. Ohhh mannn. Well, all right, I've always disliked Clary. She's pretty stupid and obnoxious. I have been a die-hard Jace fan from the start ... but as much as I love him, I have to say he was being TOTALLY ANNOYING. It was frustrating enough to watch their relationship go on and off for three books, so then it was all the more satisfying to see them get together in the end. And while they were still acting like sane people for the first fifty pages or so, it was like, "Awwww, they're such a cute couple!" But just like that, Jace goes back to being his old, "STAY AWAY FROM ME! I'M EEEEEVIL!" self. Even though he knows he's not a demon and all. "But Valentine still raised me so like maybe his evil-ness rubbed off on me or something!" And … well … if I were having recurring dreams about stabbing my girlfriend, I guess I'd be pretty upset, too. (view spoiler)[Also, he's sort of possessed by a demon and stuff ... (hide spoiler)] But that doesn't mean he has to be such an asshole! Like, "I CAN'T BE WITH YOU. I CAN'T EVEN LOOK AT YOU." Gosh. Really?And then … THE ENDING OH GOD THE ENDING. I literally threw the book across the room, I was so angry.(view spoiler)[I hate cliffhangers with a fiery passion. Why do I torture myself by reading so many series? Whyyy? Clary, you dummyhead, don't leave people alone when they've been possessed by demons! And Jace, you dummyhead, don't go raising evil people from the dead––being possessed is no excuse!!!But, okay. It was pretty obvious that Sebastian would come back. If someone's body goes missing in a book, you KNOW they're going to become a problem later on. So I had a feeling things were going to end this way. Just not quite this badly.Like, if one of them dies they both die? AAAHHHHH! Actually, that's really awesome. How will Cassandra Clare work her way out of this one? Guess we'll have to wait and see ... (hide spoiler)]BUT, I still loved it, as frustrating as it was. I'm in love with the plot and characters. These books are exciting and twisted and hilarious. They're just … great.Although, I'm looking forward to Clockwork Prince slightly more than I'm looking forward to City of Lost Souls. :)

  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2019-04-05 23:00

    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, Isabelle, and Maia. Relationship drama between Maia and Kyle. Relationship drama between Magnus and Alec. It seemed like Cassandra Clare stirred up all this drama with literally ALL the couples in the beginning of the book only to bring them all back together again by the end of City of Fallen Angels.Clary and Jace have literally been dying over the fact that they weren't able to be together because of that "thing", but now that situation got cleared up in City of Glass, they're free to finally be together and make up for lost time. But of course, that doesn't happen and more drama comes up between them that creates all this unnecessary angst in the relationship that can simply be solved with straightforward, basic communication. But nope. Apparently communication has become such a hazard. So instead, they make out and verge on having sex in almost every scene instead of actually working out their problems. I had to skip all their scenes because 99% of the time they were making out and groping each other. I can't wait to see what new relationship problems they have next in City of Lost Souls. YAY. -____-On top of that, Clary is still a BRAT. Jace is back to being his depressed, self-loathing self again. Alec was acting like a whiny, jealous boyfriend. Simon even managed to irk me in this book. The plot twists weren't even plot twists considering how I called them from the beginning. This book was just a disaster for me. Period. 80% of this book consisted of everybody and their relationship problems and the other 20% is actual plot progression.To be honest, this series should've just been done after City of Glass. I feel like this book, or maybe even just the last half of this series in general, was just really unnecessary. The whole "mortal instruments" concept in which this whole series was named after, already seemed to reach its conclusion by the end of the third installment. But I'm just going to continue one with the last two books just to finally say I completed The Mortal Instruments, and to catch up on all of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter books in time for Lady Midnight.

  • Jeff
    2019-04-03 06:11

    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

  • Victoria Hansen
    2019-04-21 05:12

    '"And then there was you. You changed everything I believed in. You know that line from Dante that I quoted to you in the park? 'L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle'?"Her lips curled a little at the sides as she looked up at him. "I still don't speak Italian.""It's a bit of the very last verse from Paradiso - Dante's Paradise. 'My will and my desire were turned by love, the love that moves the sun and the other stars.' Dante was trying to explain faith, I think, as an overpowering love, and maybe it's blasphemous, but that's how I think of the way I love you. You came into my life and suddenly I had one truth to hold on to - that I loved you, and you loved me."Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels is the fourth instalment in the franchise, written by Cassandra Clare, and follows City of Glass after the conclusive events. Ms Clare uses the repeated romance elements, dragged out plot and struggled to pick the perfect villain for the next three books. The Shadowhunters face new challenges, enemies and a completely different world from what they new. City of Glass finished the story off perfectly, so what the last three books truly necessarily? The Mortal Instruments books follow the adventures of Clary a teenaged girl from New York who discovers that a supernatural world exists and she is a part of it. Along the way it is revealed that her mother is a shadowhunter, her to-be step-father a werewolf and her best friend Simon gets turned into a vampire. Clary met Jace and fell instantly in love with him, only he turned out to be her long-lost brother – and then he wasn’t – so their romance continues. It’s safe to say there has been no shortage of excitement or drama in the series so far. This book is obviously an attempt to revive a series that has already been concluded and resolved in order for the author and the publisher to make a predictable buck from Cassandra Claire's fans. I just wish the novel hadn't made that fact so obvious.Simon receives an offer from a vampire named Camille Belcourt who claims to have been usurped by Raphael Santiago. She says that if Simon joins her side as the Daylighter, then he will finally earn his place in the vampire society. After his meeting, he returns home worried about what his mother would think as she has been suspicious since he went to Idris in City of Glass and did not return for a few days. Although Magnus Bane erased memories of his absence, she was still subconsciously suspicious about his whereabouts. As Simon tries to adjust to life as a vampire, he is attacked a couple of times and each time the Mark of Cain curse works and the attackers are killed or flee in terror. Anyone who tries to attack him quickly meets with a biblical "sevenfold" death. After coming home after such an attack, his mother confronts him about the blood she has found hidden in his closet and he is forced to tell her what he has become. She believes that he is no longer her son and begins to pray. Desperate, he tells her that its a bad dream and she, surprisingly, believes him, with the help of his persuasion powers as a vampire. Knowing that he can't go back to his mother's house, he moves in with his band's new member, Jordan Kyle. When Jace comes to Simon's apartment, he meets Kyle, and realizes that Kyle is, in fact, a werewolf.Meanwhile, Jace has been having dreams in which he murders Clary by stabbing her or choking her which has led to stress between the two of them, leading Jace to avoid her. This of course, leads Clary to worry what is going on between them. Clary and her mother also discover that someone is trying to make more children like Jonathan, which again Jocelyn has trouble coming to terms with. At one of Simon's band's "concerts", Simon runs off stage ill from lack of blood consumption. Maureen, a fourteen-year-old and the band's only fan, follows Simon and asks for his picture. Halfway through taking it, Simon bites her and drinks her blood, and is thankfully interrupted by Kyle. At the concert, after the incident with Maureen, Simon is confronted by Maia and Isabelle. They are furious at him, as he never told either of them that he was dating both of them. Halfway through the argument, Kyle shows up. Before he can say anything, Maia recognizes him. It turns out that Jordan Kyle is actually Maia's ex-boyfriend who had turned her into a werewolf. She attacks him, only to be stopped by Simon and Isabelle. The day after that, they receive a message saying someone was holding Simon's girlfriend hostage and he should go save her. Calling up Clary, Isabelle, and Maia, Simon determines it's a joke, only to find that it was actually Maureen, who would always claim to be Simon's girlfriend at concerts, and had been kidnapped and killed when Simon did not show up to save her.Clary then goes to the Church of Talto only to find herself fighting a Hydra demon and was later helped out by Isabelle. Jace and Clary have an intimate moment in one of the spare rooms in the Institute. On, the point of taking the step in their relationship, Jace injures Clary with a knife. Disturbed by his recent nightmares, Jace breaks down and admits that he's been having nightmares and that was the reason why he was avoiding Clary. Clary then offers to take him to the Silent City to get help from the Silent Brothers. There, the Silent Brothers say that the nightmares Jace is having is due to his vulnerability to demonic influence, which occurred after Jace was resurrected by the Angel Raziel after Valentine had stabbed him. All Shadowhunters are subject to a ritual to protect them as infants. As Jace died, it was like he had been reborn without the protection. The Brothers want to perform the ritual again to give him the protection performed. Clary wants to stay with Jace, but the Silent Brothers say that she will be a distraction. Jace tells Clary that he will get better for her and Clary promises to see him very soon. Clary and Jace say their goodbyes and Clary leaves for the night. In his cell, Jace has a dream that he is back in Idris while realizing it's still a dream. Max appears to him and persuades him that the dreams are telling him that he is actually hurting Clary and his father (Stephen Herondale) is worried about him. He cuts his arms after Max convinces him that he will destroy the rotten part. With his blood, Max, who is actually the demon Lilith, draws a rune on his chest which allows him to be under Lilith's influence.Jocelyn and Luke, now engaged, attend an engagement party organized by Luke's werewolf pack, in which Simon disappears. Clary also disappears after being kidnapped by Jace to which no one else knows about yet. He has lied to Clary about leaving the Silent Brothers early. Jace tells Clary about a rune that binds them to one another forever. Clary accepts and hands him her stele. He begins to draws a rune, but Clary finds out too late that this is not the rune he told her about as she begins to lose consciousness with Jace catching her and carrying her away. Simon is led away from the party by Maureen, now a vampire, and is taken to Lilith, who has been alive since the beginning of time. She turned up at one of Simon's band's concerts and introduced herself as a prompter called Satrina. She explains that she needs him to resurrect Sebastian from the dead. When he tells her that he cannot bring the dead back to life, she tells him that he had had that power ever since he became a Daylighter. In order to persuade him to resurrect Sebastian, she possesses Jace and orders him to kidnap Clary. Jace brings Clary to Lilith and she orders him to kill her if Simon does not resurrect Sebastian. Simon reluctantly bites him and drains some of his blood; being poisoned in the process due to Sebastian's demon blood.Isabelle, Alec, Maia, and Jordan follow Simon using a business card they found in his wallet. When they get to the building, they check every floor until they find him. However, instead of finding Simon, they find the place that Lilith used as her nursery, with all the children dead. Everyone of them had clawed hands and black eyes, like that one Clary and her mom saw at the hospital. The babies were the outcome of Lilith trying to make half-demon children like Sebastian. While going through the room, Isabelle notices someone in the corner and attacks that person, and it turns out to be a mother of one of the babies who then explains to them what happened.Meanwhile, Clary tricks Jace by saying she does not wish to watch and he embraces her. She then grabs Jace's knife and cuts the rune that Lilith is using to possess him on his chest, causing Jace to be freed from Lilith's control. Jace tells Clary to run away, and believes that she did, but then Lilith reveals that Clary stayed and starts torturing her with a whip. Jace is upset and tells Lilith that he'll do what she wants if she lets Clary go, but Lilith wants and intends to torture Clary to madness. The third time that she goes to hit Clary, Simon kills Lilith by throwing himself between Lilith and Clary (The Mark of Cain). The Clave appears at the scene, and Isabelle tells them the story of what happened downstairs, while Jace is waiting for them upstairs. Jace and Clary share an intimate moment up on the roof. Jace is ashamed of his actions despite literally having no control over himself. Clary tells him that she loves him no matter what happens and the two share a kiss. She then goes down to the lobby to meet her mother, Luke, Simon, Maia, Alec, Magnus, and Isabelle, promising to come back in five minutes. It concludes with Jace's rune healing, hearing Sebastian's voice in his head, and with Sebastian/Jonathan now in control of Jace, Jace is forced to finish the awakening ritual on Sebastian, who is now wholly and fully alive.City of Fallen Angels was a mixture of disappoint and unnecessary, but proved its point, with certain elements of the plot. Personally, the ending for City of Glass was perfect; Valentine was defeated, Clary was with Jace, Alec was with Magnus, and they were looking at the firework. But no, it had to continue with a new villain and a new story. This new story includes new obstacles, trouble in paradise and recycled plots. As much as I tried to enjoy it, the existence of this book stopped me. Of course, there were particular parts of book that I enjoyed, but ultimately, I have a love and hate relationship with this book. While reading it, my attention was never lost and it was interesting. The beginning with Simon and Isabelle had me hooked, and as the book moved forward, most characters were happy… but then some shit went down and it’s time to write two more books after this one. Simon’s plot plays a much more significant role than Clary’s, and there’s a reason so; it kept the book going. The mystery consisted of finding out who was the person attempting to murder Simon, which included Jace and a werewolf, Kyle Jordan. His interactions with the vampires was short but hilarious as Simon’s humor and wittiness never disappeared. His plot of the book had my attention, and I was looking forward to reading more about it. Additionally, I loved the moments with his mother, who didn’t accept him. The Shadowhunter world has made it seem as if all parents will accept their children turning into a ‘mythical’ creature, but this mother didn’t, which was a great twist to the story.Simon’s develops a friendship with Jace, which readers have anticipated for since the first book. I enjoyed their banter, and the completely normal grocery shopping scene. Jordan’s part was also great, as he story was revealed and the reason for why he helped Simon. It was revealed he was Maia’s ex-boyfriend, the one who turned her. The Shadowhunter, the vampire and the werewolf makes a great, hilarious trio and bought laughs into the book. However, Simon had no drive, and no real goals except for his constant whining about being a vampire. I was even more annoyed with him because of his continual immoral and irresponsible behavior in this book. He kept causing himself trouble by being inconsiderate and stupid. I also thought that he could have been used more as some sort of fighting character. He's practically invincible, and yet he never really fights in the book. He stands there while others try to hurt him and fail, but saves Clary at the end of the day. "What's this?""That's a mango." Simon stared at Jace. Sometimes it really is like Shadowhunters were from an alien planet. "I don't think I've seen one of those that wasn't already cut up," Jace mused. "I like mangoes."Simon grabbed the mango and tossed it into the cart. "Great. What else do you like?"Jace pondered for a moment. "Tomato soup," he said finally."Tomato soup? You want tomato soup and a mango for dinner?"Jace shrugged. "I don't really care about food."However, as this book focused on two plots, Clary’s and Simon’s, it also felt dragged out and too long. The romance between Clary and Jace was a desperate attempt to add love, heartbreak and fighting. Since the first book, I have never sensed the strong connection between them. As the storyline evolved, I still haven’t found it. There is always drama between them; a week before, everything is going great, they are happy, then Jace decides to be a bitch and Clary does the same. I don’t get the fighting. He was possessed, but he was avoiding her for most of the book, and then he would kiss her. She admitted she missed him, but pushed him away. It’s fucking confusing and annoying. 60% of them involved Clary whining about him not returning his calls and Jace repeatedly trying to convince her that he loves her, but can't be near her. Why can't this couple be left alone? I assumed at the end of the last book that they'd uncover some dark secret of their past, why Clary was the 'wrong person' to fall in love with. "You don't get to decide," she said, "where I go, or when.""I know." His voice was ragged. "I've always known that about you. I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am."Simon’s romance with Isabelle was terrible. To me, it seemed Ms Clare continuously tried to make sure each character had a love interest; Jace with Clary, Alec with Magnus, Simon with Isabelle, Jocelyn with Luke, Maia to Kyle. Then, she would write irritating drama, which would consist of fighting, heartbreak, jealousy and emotional scenes. It was too much, and this included Simon and Isabelle. She didn’t call them exclusive and admitted she was allowed to date other men, but when she found out about Simon and Maia, she gives him constant shit about it. All the romance, excluding Alec and Magnus, is the shittiest part of the book. I keep cringing, rolling my eyes and eventually, I develop a headache from the continuous fighting."And I would do it again. I love you, Jace Wayland-Herondale-Lightwood-whatever you want to call yourself. I don't care. I love you and I will always love you, and pretending it could be any other ways is just a waste of time."A never-ending cycle, which kept repeating itself. I don't mind if love is frustrating, but this was irritating to no end. The plot, however, did move forward, and thankfully, it wasn't neglected. I admire Simon's friendship with Clary, as it's highlighted throughout all of the books. Most young adult books neglect friendship once the protagonist falls in love, so it's great to see the focus and many scenes between them. I love their friendship, their support for each other and I'm thankful for that he is not a love interest anymore. Introducing Simon as a love interest, to create a love triangle, was terrible idea. Fortunately, it was forgotten after the second book and they have moved forward. Since the second book, I have strongly dislike Jace. He is not the bad boy that I would fall in love with at some point. He keeps getting worse, trying to act selfish and covers up his disgusting actions/behavior with the excuse of love. He uses Simon so he can sleep in the apartment, but continues to treat him like shit. But Jace had his moments. Readers love Jace because of his rude sarcastic exterior hiding a decent, angst filled, brooding guy. But at the end of City of Glass, he got his happy ending, and therefore had no more reason to be angst filled or guilty. Claire quickly tries to remedy this by attempting to bring back Jace's self-loathing and perception of unworthiness, but it feels forced and poorly motivated. It's not until late in the book that Jace's reasons for being filled with guilt and shame seem reasonable, but by then I was too annoyed by his earlier ridiculous guilt to feel better about it.I have praised Ms Clare’s writing in my previous review, but its gotten boring, the same metaphors and expressions recycled. It kills the excitement and the action sequences, and is overall, extremely dull. During the point of views changes, it doesn’t bring anything new or unique to the perspective of the narration, but uses the same old boring storytelling method. There was humor, but it was too much. Every conversation had to have a snarky remark, sarcastic comment or funny joke. Jace is known to the funny, sarcastic character, but even without him, there always had to be humor, and it was too much. City of Fallen Angels tried to be funny, and yes, it had its occasional moment, but the overuse of banter, puns, sarcasm and humor killed my laughter while reading it. "You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." Jace's eyebrows went up. "Hotter than me?""It could happen," Clary said, "You know, theoretically.""Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other, forever and tragically parted, but I'm not worried about that either. Some things," Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, "are just too unlikely to dwell upon."Many elements in the book were picked up and dropped quite suddenly. Things like Jocelyn and Luke's wedding, (did they even get to it, in the book? It's not clear) were brought up when Cassandra Clare needed to fill in empty space. The Seelie Queen's appearance was confusing and just didn't fit with the rest of the book. There are some clear cliffhangers that will be resolved in the next book I assume, but all they did here was slow down the plot. The last 100 pages, which was the confrontation with Lilith, was boring and action-packed. It was easily predictable, that Simon was eventually going to give up and that Jace would fight. Furthermore, it was obvious Sebastian was going to get resurrected, as he his role was to serve as the villain the next two books. The cliffhanger didn’t make it any more exciting, but left me disappointed. The end of the book was the best part in my opinion. The action was decent, and the resolution well set up. But overall I was disappointed by City of Fallen Angels. I had to force myself to finish this book, as it was set up nicely, but the last 100 pages and ending was terrible, obviously leading to the next book. The romance ruined the book, as it was continuous cycle of fighting, unhappiness, heartbreak and passion. The villain was recycled in a desperate attempt to continue the story, that has unfortunately, already lost its plot, excitement and adventure. It was supposed to be a trilogy, which would have worked better for it, as City of Glass finished perfectly. City of Fallen Angels didn’t bring anything new to the franchise but a poor continuation. "So what was that all about?""I think," Jace said, "that she asked if she could touch my mango.""She said that?"Jace shrugged. "Yeah, then she gave me her number."

  • Vivianne
    2019-04-06 03:04

    “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 reading the other books in this series so much. Note: Listened to the audiobook.City of Bones: 4,5 starsCity of Ashes: 4 starsCity of Glass: 5+ starsNote: Those wonderful arts weren’t made by me, but since I couldn't mostly find the sources, I just want to thank the artists for their awesome artwork.Spoilers warning for the whole “The Mortal Instruments” series!“You're the first Shadowhunter I've ever met."“That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.” Start of the book (4,5 stars) Yeyy, I was so happy to be back reading TMI! (I took a short break and read the infernal devices first). Though the beginning didn’t really have a plot like I was used to with Cassandra Clare (having an enemy to destroy like Valentine or Mortmain), so in that way it was quite goal les. But I enjoyed the beginning so much, seeing all the characters; Izzy, Clairy, Jace, Simon, Luke etc. And seeing how they are doing and how they’ve grown! I was super impressed with the realistic impact the battle with Valentine had on this people and that they still cope with the consequences. The writing style (5,0 stars) I’m not going to repeat myself over and over, and rave over Cassandra Clare’s writing style once again. I love her writing style (You can read in one of my 6 previous reviews from the Shadowhunter Chronicles what I thought about the writing style and the world building).The world building In this book there wasn’t much new world building and the Shadowhunter world mostly relied on the information in the previous books. That’s why it’s a bit unfair to judge this in a fourth book of a series and why I’m not rating this. I do want to comment that I LOVED the intertwining of old legends with Shadowhunter world. Like the story of that Lilith was Adam’s first wife and her being the mother of demons. These ‘legends’ gave so much dimension to this world and actually taught me something. Characters (4,5 stars) I still love these characters so much! I really like to read about them and experience their growth (especially Clary) and them building new relationships. Although in my opinion only introducing 2 new characters (Jordan and Lilith) was not enough for a new book. I wanted some more characters to love. Romance (3,0 stars) Can I just say how annoyed I was with the love situation in this book? I mean in the previous books it took so much trouble for Clary and Jace to be together and now all we get is shit that they AGAIN can’t be together.. I got so frustrated about this situation with Jace that he ‘can’t talk to Clary’ in the first 200 pages. ARHHHH. (I mean later in this book it got clear why but in the beginning this situation was just annoying). Then this situation with Simon… In the previous books I loved Simon so much because he was himself and stood up for himself. And then in this book “he accidently got two girlfriends”, because he doesn’t want to hurt any of their feelings. This collided so much with the sweet Simon I knew from the previous book.. I just didn’t like this whole triangle situation… But also the situation between Alex and Magnus. I mean Alex seriously he’s lived for hundreds of decades, of course he has had multiple girlfriends before you?! All these situations were just drama without a point, the characters just needed to talk to each other and figure it out because this was just frustrating to read about. Plot (5,0 stars)I enjoyed this plot so, so much! I don’t even feel that this is an in between book and it doesn’t do much under from ‘City of Glass’ (my favorite book in this series so far). I loved that we had a few different storylines; Clary trying to find out what is going on with these baby’s, Jace trying to figure out if he’s not crazy, Simon figuring out his life as a vampire and trying to find out who wants to kill him. There was just so much going on in this book and I didn’t even realize how crazy it all was until the last chapters. Everything came together so perfect! And I was MIND BLOWN how. The plot with the demon baby’s was just so creepy and dark and gave me goose bumps all over. The ending (4,0 stars) I wasn’t that happy about Lilith dying (even though Simon was totally awesome and it was super smart how this happened). I mean I actually quite liked her disturbing nature and found it fascinating what she was trying to do. We didn’t get that much information about the cult, or the baby’s and I was sad about that (but two more books to go, who knows). I was just about to close this book the last page with a happy feeling and then this ‘thing’ with Sebastian and Jace happened. Oh nooo! Looking forward to seeing how this will play out in the next book!“You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies." Kyle grinned at Jace. "Can you grant wishes?""That depends," he said. "Do you wish to be punched in the face?”

  • Rinoa Heartilly
    2019-04-13 01:47

    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 think I'm now gonna write dark poetry while listening to HIM to express my FEELINGS.random band-member 1 liked thisrandom band-member 3: Dude, like, you're a vampire in a rock band! Like, that is so, like, TOTES original!Lestat and Spike disliked this because THEY'VE GOT BALLSClary [on Facebook] : OMG, ZOMBIE is like totally hot and I lurve him! Gonna write some fanfiction of him and me now like that author I so incidentally and unsuspiciously resemble! Cassandra Clare liked thisZOMBIE: I don't deserve YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU!Clary: I don't deserve you TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Kyle: Hi, I'm a new and totally unsuspicious new character. *twirls mustache*Clary: Omg, you're totally hot! I really hope you will not somehow turn out to be my sibling like every guy I am attracted too!...Wait, that's not good at all, is it? [3 minutes pass. Simon's mother found out he's a vampire (which she somehow accepts without doubting and instead of thinking he's insane), freaks out and denies that he is her son. Simon, burdened with even more teenage problems, leaves home. I totally didn't read exactly the same thing in a much better book called Ironside]Simon: The best thing to do now is not go to one of my friends, or even the homeless shelter, but to the vampires that tried to kill me!Raphael: Lolz, nope.Kyle: You can stay with me, person I've known for exactly 5 minutes! *twirls mustache with a monocle in his eye and pets a cat while laughing maniacally*[People talk. Then whine some. The world goes on.]Luke: Um, you know guys, we've still got that problem with the dead shadowhunters on our hands... Not that I want to distract you all from angsting, but...Jocelyn: Whatever, who cares. We're the only two important adult characters in this book, lets marry!Kyle: SIMON BELONGS TO ME!ZOMBIE: NO, SKANK, HE BELONGS TO ME!Simon: ...Dude. Wasn't I originally in a love triangle with two girls?Isabelle and Maia: Lolz, nope.[Meanwhile, in the magical land of bullshit, otherwise known as the City of Bones...]Clary: I lurrrrve my SUPER SPECIAL UNICORN POWERS! LETS REANIMATE SOME CORPSES!!!1!11oneLuke: Are you sure you don't want to think about that again?Clary: No, duh. It's as awesome an idea as going to a church affiliated with demon baby experiments alone.Luke: ...Whatever.[She ACTUALLY DOES THIS. It backfires, naturally.]Magnus: We're in this novel too!Alec: And for some reason, travelling all those cool places with the love of my life turned me into a whiny PMSing dipshit!Magnus: Isn't it a bit early to talk about the love of our lives? We've only known each other for what, 2 months?Clary and ZOMBIE: True, but in Clare's world that equals years of commitment. Look at us, we were practically ready to be married after a week.Lilith: Hello, I'll be your villain for the evening. Don't mind that I've actually got an interesting backstory but still act like your generic evil bitch archetype. Here's that guy ZOMBIE killed in the third book. You all think he died, and he kinda did, but I've also kinda kept him alive with this medic po- I mean glass coffin.Simon: Why I as a nerdy geek haven't made a Star Wars reference yet is beyond me.Lilith: Also, his one hand is missing but he'll have a new one later, I sent Jace dreams of Clary dying which is really the reason that her life is now threatened, and Alec might've been tempted to help a bad guy because she promised to help him keep the love of his life.Simon: OH COME ON!Cassandra Clare: I really don't know why everyone keeps accusing me of plagiarism.Lilith: Whatever. LETS DO THIS! HERE COMES SEBASTIAN!Simon: ...Clary: ...ZOMBIE: ...Lilith: ...Clary: ...Simon: ...Me: ?ZOMBIE: ...Lilith: ...Simon: Yeah, you should probably die now.Lilith: *dies*Everyone except for ZOMBIE: WOHOO!ZOMBIE: *goes to sulk in a corner Cloud Advent Children style*Sebastian: I'M BACK MOFOS! AND I KNOW EVERY- Err, I WILL KILL YOU ALL!Me: Rooting for you.THE END. Inspired by Madeline's Abridged Shakespeare reviews.---------------------Okay, you know what? That was not the end. There's one last thing I have to say before I let you leave.I now believe that Cassandra Clare is, in reality, only writing these books to deliver a message to us. A secret message. A message so secret it's hidden in these shitty books. I have not deciphered the code yet, but I'm guessing it has something to do with the terrible writing. Maybe if you take the first letter of every sentence that makes you want to puke, you'll have by the end of the series the exact locations of the Holy Grail.Uhu. That's what I'm telling myself to convince me that I have to finish this trainwreck of a series. Yeah.Happy grailhunting, Goodreaders!

  • Μaria Vrisanaki
    2019-04-14 02:44

    Ένα πράγμα θα πω: εάν ξαναδώ τον Τζέις να συμπεριφέρεται σαν πληγωμένο ερωτευμένο δίκαιο αγόρι -γιατί άντρας ούτε κατά διάνοια- θα σταματήσω να διαβάζω!Διάολε, αυτός έχει καταντήσει πιο κλαψιάρης και από την Μάρε!!!Βαρέθηκα την μιζέρια του!Βαρέθηκα την εκνευριστική στάση του! Τέσσερα βιβλία έχουν περάσει. Τέσσερα! Όλοι, μα όλοι, ακόμα και τα ποντίκια στις αποθήκες του ινστιτούτου έχουν αλλάξει, έχουν αναπτυχθεί ως χαρακτήρες (μέχρι και ο σπασίκλας Σάιμον που είναι από τους καλύτερους τώρα), αλλά ο Τζέις παραμένει ο ίδιος! Ο ίδιος μίζερος και πληγωμένος κλαψιάρης που μιξοκλαίει για την ταυτότητά του. Συγγνώμη παιδιά αλλά αυτό δεν είναι ευαισθησία, γιατί η Κασσάνδρα προσπαθεί να τον πλασάρει σαν ευαίσθητο. Αυτό είναι ένας ηλίθιος και εκνευριστικός τρόπος να δημιουργήσει η Κασσάνδρα εμπόδια στο ζευγάρι. Λες και ο Τζέις είναι ο μόνος που έχει προβλήματα. Λες και οι άλλοι δεν είναι ευαίσθητοι. Λες και είναι ο μόνος που έχει πληγωθεί. Νόμιζα ότι μετά το τρίτο θα ξεπερνούσε τα θέματά του. Με τους εφιάλτες εδώ οκ, το κατάπια. Λέω, είναι σημαντικό, προσπαθεί να μην πληγώσει την Κλέρι. Αλλά κάθε, μα κάθε φορά που ξεπερνάνε ένα εμπόδιο και πάνε να τα βρούνε, τσουπ, ξεφυτρώνουν οι ανασφάλειες του παιδιού και γυρνάμε πάλι στα ίδια. Καμία πρόοδος. Ε έλεος!Βαρέθηκα τα ξενόγλωσσα σάλια του, που μιλάνε για αγάπη, ω πόση αγάπη. Ωραία τα ΛΟΓΙΑ σου Τζέις… Όμως όχι, δεν θα έχει την Κλέρι. Δεν του αξίζει η Κλέρι. Είναι ένα σκουλήκι που πρέπει να τιμωρείται συνέχεια για την καταγωγή του και αυτά που κάνει χωρίς να το θέλει επειδή τον χειραγωγούν. Και αυτά τα λέει εκείνος -πλην το σκουλήκι- γι’ αυτό και όλο διώχνει την Κλέρι! Μα το Θεό, ο μόνος λόγος που δεν έχω πετάξει ακόμα το βιβλίο πέρα είναι γιατί το διαβάζω από λάπτοπ (pdf). Ε όχι να καταστρέψω και το λαπτοπάκι μου για τα μούτρα του.Θα συνεχίσω να διαβάζω μόνο για τον υπέροχο Σάιμον, που αποδεικνύει πόσο άντρας έχει αρχίσει να γίνεται με το να ΔΕΙΧΝΕΙ την αγάπη του, την απίστευτη Ίζι που ενώ δεν χώνευα στην αρχή τώρα συμπαθώ και τους λατρεμένους μου Μάγια και Τζόρνταν! <3 (αν και μια ψυχή μου είπε να μη δεθώ με αυτούς τους δύο…. :/ )