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City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4)
City of Fallen Angels - Mortal Instruments, Bk 4
Author: Cassandra Clare
Who will be tempted by darkness? Who will fall in love, and who will find their relationship torn apart? And who will betray everything they ever believed in? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. In the heart-pounding fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series, the stakes are higher than ever.
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ISBN-13: 9781442403543
ISBN-10: 1442403543
Publication Date: 4/5/2011
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 145 ratings
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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jactyler avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 5
Okay so the real main character in her books is Jace. She is a master at character development. We fall hopelessly in love with him along with Clary. But now after four books it's the same old thing; Clarissa can't have a normal relationship with Jace. It's starting to get really old. I almost feel as if Cassandra Clare wanted to end this story differently, but perhaps was persuaded to change the ending by her editor. It feels like it to me. Like it was set up.
What I find even more fascinating are the other characters, like Simon Lewis and Isabelle Lightwood. And normally when writers introduce a new character, they are generally somehow suspicious. As a rule, readers don't trust them, coming in so late in the story, but in this case she adds a new mix to an old set of figures.
I think for me, this is the last one I'll read, as I don't want to be strung along anymore.
2manyb00ks avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 203 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
What a great book with such a TERRIBLE ending. This book was a pleasant, quick read, but I hated the ending. I am definitely a lover of happy endings and this book was just not that! For Moms of teens, this book gets a bit racier than other books in the series. Overall, I think with a few tweaks on the 3rd book (City of Glass) Miss Clare could've ended the series there. This book was a disappointment for me.

Not sure I am interested in reading 5 & 6 although this one sure leaves you hanging.
dragoneyes avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 714 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked the first three books in the series and was looking forward to this one. Boy did I have a hard time getting through this one! There was so much teenager angst between all of them I thought I was going to scream! I know that it is a young adult book and that there would probably be some of this in there but this book was mostly filled with it. It really didn't get interesting until it was almost over. In the first three books I loved all the characters, the world in which it set up and all the fast paced action. This one didn't really have any of that. The characters were there but by the time I finished the book, I didn't like most of them very much anymore. Nothing new on the Shadowhunter world and it really wasn't fast paced until the end. Really thought about not reading book 5 but a friend who agrees with me on this one said 5 is better. So I might try it. I just hope it redeems book 4.
reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I read the first four Mortal Instruments books all in a row. I love the world Clare has created. Her characters are interesting and their struggles compelling. Love them. But, that said, this book was very hard on a loyal fan. I'm tired of Jace getting a raw deal again and again -- and now, given the cliffhanger ending, AGAIN. I'm tired of Clary always dropping her stele - or after she devises a weapon out of something ordinary, dropping that 2 seconds after she's used it once. She's impetuous and careless and we're supposed to root for her but after all she's gone through, wouldn't you think she'd be more careful? She may be new to this world of Shadowhunters and demons but when her power has to do with writing marks, you'd think she'd keep a writing instrument nearby at all times! I'm not sure I can read another book in this series. Clare is too hard on Jace and these books are supposed to be FUN to read.
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laina42107 avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 115 more book reviews
Not sure how I felt about this book. I will say it took me forever to read! Not as compelling, no good direction, overkill....maybe? I really hate when there is a good series and it does well, so they feel they need to keep cranking out books that usually ruin the whole series. I felt the same way about the "Beautiful Creatures" books. The third book should have been the end. But NO they had to go on and write a fourth book. Which IMO was super weird and pointless. "The City of Glass" had a good ending and closure and I can't help but feel that this book was a mistake i.e. beating a dead horse. I will give the fifth book a try if I can get it for free. I wouldn't want to waste my money.
reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Valentine has finally been defeated. Sebastian has disappeared into the darkness. And there is finally peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders. What more could anyone want? If only they knew this was just the beginning. While Clary's mother is planning her wedding, someone else is planning demise. Things are finally starting to settle down in the world but they will never stay that way. There's never a dull moment in the world of Shadowhunters, or with their friends. One starts to wonder why anyone would want to be a part of this world. Well... I would.

Sure there are a lot of sucky things that come with this lifestyle. But I for one would welcome it with open arms. This group of people is so close and care about each other so much that there doesn't seem to be anything in the world that can tear them apart. Then again, there is always someone lurking in the shadows that wants to do just that. And without knowing exactly who it is, how will they be able to stop them? You'll just have to read and find out! This book sticks with the awesomeness that is the Mortal Instruments. Yet another title that is unable to be considered a let down. It just keeps getting better!
daylily77 avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 236 more book reviews
I know what all the hype is about over these books. I've been listening to them on cd. In this book the female part is read by Molly Quinn (the talented red-headed daughter of Richard Castle).

I enjoyed learning the Shadowhunters names for Lilith and delving further into Clare's vampire lore. Also learning more about her ideas on lycanthropy. It amazes me the different things authors can bring to the table to keep things fresh for their series.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.
nisforneville avatar reviewed City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Bk 4) on + 41 more book reviews
I'm starting to dislike Jace as much as I dislike Clary. If half of this book wasn't in Simon's POV, I probably would have given up on it. This book is like 90% filler. Even the Alec and Magnus bits barely saved this

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Clary Fray (Primary Character)
Jace Lightwood (Primary Character)
Simon Lewis (Major Character)
Isabelle Lightwood (Major Character)
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