City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4)Reviewed by.  Mocha Latte
Two months after the events that took place in City of Glass we discover that someone is murdering Shadowhunters who previously allied themselves with Valentine and his circle, displaying their carcases around the city of New York. 

Hostility begins to build between Shadowhunters and Downworlds and their ties begin to wither. As Jace and Clary try to figure out what exactly is going on they discover something that could bring them closer or tear them apart for good. Meanwhile, Simon's playing the part of "monkey-in-the-middle" with everyone who wants the "daylighter" on their side, though he wants nothing to do with them. In City of Fallen Angels, we find ourselves back in the world we fell in love with where the stakes are higher.
City of Fallen Angels takes place after the events of City of Glass. It shifts its focus between Jace and Clary and Clary's best friend, Simon, and how he adjusts to life as a vampire. From the August 2nd press release: "I initially envisioned City of Fallen Angels as an ending to the story begun in City of Bones, but I soon realized that in fact where my pen was taking me was into a new trilogy, one even more epic, dark and passionate than the first.

In the first three Mortal Instruments books the fate of the Shadowhunters hung in the balance; now it's the fate of the world. I can't wait to share this journey with my readers as familiar characters are deepened, new faces introduced and relationships tested like never before."

While City of Fallen Angels was originally intended to focus more on Simon, Clare later changed her mind: "As I sat down to write CoFA, and realized it was a much bigger story than I had thought, the focus shifted off Simon and more onto the rest of the characters.

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)Reviewed by. Valerie
This book is just mostly for entertainment. But if you've already read the first two you already know this. When I finished I let out a sigh of gratitude. I finished! No more questions and no more wondering.

The characters are still there growing strong. Clary is still impetuous but she is also still very caring. Jace tries to go above a beyond to protect her but he also has to fight his own demons (get it "demons", well at least I'm trying). Lucian stays the same for the most part; you see him work hard to make things right. 

Simon really evolves from his goofy persona to a more mature character but he is still a great funny character. Isabel and Alec seem to release more from their tightly compressed shadowhunter role. The mom finally comes up too and she is the one to answer all the questions. Valentine is still crazy.
As the Lightwoods, Jace and Clary prepare to leave for Alicante, the Institute is attacked by Forsaken, forcing the others to leave without Clary, and take Simon with them.

While the others meet up with Aline and her cousin Sebastian, Clary, stranded in New York, creates her own Portal to the city and travels there with Luke. They arrive in Lake Lyn, where the cursed water makes Clary feverish, and Luke takes her to his sister Amatis to recover.

Alec is ordered to bring Simon to the new Inquisitor, who wishes to know why a Downworlder is in Alicante. Under the ruse that Simon is being sent home, the Clave secretly interrogate and imprison him.

Clary sneaks out to visit the Lightwoods, but argues with Jace and storms out. After leaving, Clary meets Sebastian, and tells him about her mother's coma and her need to find the warlock Ragnor Fell. Sebastian takes her to Ragnor's house, but Ragnor is dead and Magnus is there in his place. Magnus temporarily freezes Sebastian so that he cannot hear and tells Clary to bring him a spell book from the Wayland country home, and she convinces Jace to take her there.

City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)Reviewed by. Karin

CITY OF ASHES is the  much anticipated sequel to last year’s City of Bones. Never have I been more excited to get a book in the mail. I have to admit, I was looking forward to CITY OF ASHES even more than when I was waiting for Harry Potter 7.

Re-entering the world of the Shadowhunters was thrilling. Clary and Jace are dealing with their father’s theft of the Angel’s Cup and are continuing to struggle with the fact that they are brother and sister.
Events take place directly after where the story in City of Bones finished. The story is told in third person and mostly from the perspective of Clary, including her confusion over her relationship with her new found brother and her feelings for Simon.

Clary Fray starts to wish for her life to go back to normal. But her life is far from it as a demon-slaying Shadowhunter.
The story starts with a brief scene of Valentine who has paid a warlock to summon the Demon of Fear who kills the warlock. Valentine raised the Mortal Cup which gives him absolute power over the Greater Demon.

Then it cuts to Clary whose mother still hasn't woken up, and she is living at Luke's house. Simon get sick, which makes Clary startled and then he kisses her in the kitchen, and later calls her his girlfriend. Jace is sent from home by Alec's parents.

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES #1 PREVIEW FCBD COMICWhen fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. 

Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. 

Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


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