Series: The Mortal Instruments 4

Language: German
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 568
First Published: April 4, 2011

Goodreads Blurb: The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other.
When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

My Review:

I really love this series, after a while a little less for the characters but more for the plot twists. Yes, I think the plot is getting better, slightly, but the characters are not developing soo much. Granted, there is not that much time covered in the novels, but due to the grave changings around them, the characters should change along with them accordingly. Anyway, I like how Cassandra Clare wrapped up the first three books and now starts kinda new with this one, but it has still a connection to the first books. It doesn't feel forced into place just so she might still use the same characters, it's a really good sequel. Plotwise, I enjoyed it best from all the books til now, it had build up the tension very well until it spit up the right amount of background information so that every piece of the puzzle would fall into place. I really like how she uses good, old fantasy material and carves it into the right forms so it'll fit into her novels.

Rating:
Style: 5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Suspense: 5/5 -- Humor: 3.5/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5

Overall Rating: 5 Hoods


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