Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication: April 5th 2011
Source: Local Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
City of Fallen Angels really turns the Mortal Instruments series in a different direction. I have to admit this has so far been my least favorite novel of the series.
The main problem I had with City of Fallen Angels is Simon. I don't like Simon very much as a character so I have to admit I really struggled to get into this book. I lost some respect for Simon in this book to because he is dating two girls, Isabelle and Mia. I just don't think that was right. Mia's character was really developed in this novel. Of course I'm always interested in Clary and Jace's love story. Although their love story continues to be complex. Their happy ending will come at a price. Alec and Magnus's love story continues to stay interesting. Simon's roommate Kyle was also an interesting addition to this story.
I was disappointed with how little Clary was involved in this novel. I love her being our main character, but in this novel she was more in the background.
Compared to City of Glass City of Fallen Angels was quite slow. It didn't really pick up until the last few chapters of the book. What really got this book to four stars for me was the fact that there was enough action to keep me interested in the book. I never totally hated it. The ending was another key factor. Compared to the City of Glass ending this one was not as intense, but it was a cliff hanger for sure. It will lead to a lot of action in the next book in the series City of Lost Souls. I hope to have less Simon and more Clary and Jace in the next novel.