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...
This is book #4 of the Mortal Instruments series. I have mentioned these books before in my review for Clockwork Angel, the first of a few prequels to this series. I didn't enjoy reading that book before but it actually was fun knowing things from Angel while reading this book.
Back to City of Fallen Angels. This was my least favorite book in this series. I struggled with it but I kept reading because I enjoy Clare's writing. It draws you in. I liked reading more about Simon, too. I always loved him.
I have seen this one compared to Twilight because of Clare and Jace's relationship. I agree completely. It's full of self-loathing and angst. They were nothing like the people I fell in love with in the beginning of the series.
I just didn't find this book necessary. I don't think anything said in it absolutely needed to be said. I think Clare was grasping at straws to put a book together just to make her fans happy. The plot was filled with holes, the villian was weak and it got very confusing at times. CoFA did not live up to my expectations and did not do the rest of the series justice.
Of course I will still read the next one.
2.5 out of 5 stars