City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
I. Love. This. Book. I know I have had very mixed feelings about the Mortal Instruments series in the past, and I don’t know if it’s because I just started reading The Infernal Devices, but I am just so much more invested in the characters and the world now. I adored the little connections to be found to characters and events from Clockwork Angel, which is why I highly recommend you read that series as well as TMI. It just gives a whole lot more depth and understanding of this world.
There was so much happening in this book, I don’t think there was ever a dull moment. We get to see from so many different characters, which I loved, and that kept the pace from being too fast, which might have happened if we only got to follow one character. All of the characters are so loveable and easy to connect to. I thought it was so great to see characters who had not gotten along very well in the past have cute bonding moments, and I just thought there was a lot more interacting between characters in general in this book than in the previous ones. After reading this book I have a new favourite character: Izzy Lightwood. She is so badass, and funny, and adorable. It makes me simultaneously want to hug her and beg her to tech me how to kick some demonic ass. And also ask her to lend me some of her fabulous shoes.
If there is one thing that I did not like about this book it would have to be that I find it very frustrationg to know that the characters could have solved their issues/the mystery by just talking to each other. Use your words! I want to scream at them. However, this was something that heightened the tension and made me anxious to keep reading, so I guess that’s not completely a bad thing.
The ending though! It was so thrilling and chocking. If you have read the book you know exactly what I am taking about. Everything just took a completely different turn in the last pages, just when you thought everything was okay again. I am now completely hooked, and I need to read the rest of the series pronto!
//Love from L