Book Review: City of Fallen Angels

Hey guys!! I’m back from an unplanned hiatus. I’ve managed to finish a couple of books, so I’m finally sitting down to review them. Usually I review my books immediately after finishing them, but that just didn’t happen this time! Hopefully, I can still remember what all happened (unlikely…my memory kinda sucks lol).

Today’s review is over City of Fallen Angels!! I am so excited to start making my way through the rest of the Mortal Instruments series. I read the first three books back in 8th grade and thought that City of Glass was the last book in the series. When I found out there were more books, I had kinda moved on…I felt closure and happiness after City of Glass!

Number of Stars: 5  (Is this even a surprise? I love Cassandra Clare!!)

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Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads):

“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—most importantly of all—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. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. 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.”


Non-Spoilery Review:

If you haven’t given the Mortal Instruments series a try, I highly recommend that you do!! It is all about a different race called Shawdowhunters. It is their duty to kill demons and protect humans. Sounds pretty cool, right??

OH, and you will meet Jace. His sarcasm never gets old!

In City of Fallen Angels, everything seems to be going wrong. So many plot twists occur. Jace is dealing with something that at first seems like a small problem, but quickly grows to be a larger problem. Simon’s life is constantly getting crazier and crazier. His mark is turning out to be life changing and he is faced with some complicated decisions.

Overall, this book was a page turner. Cassandra Clare never disappoints me; she is such an amazing writer. I know some people aren’t a fan of this series, but it is definitely one of my favorites! I really can’t wait to read the last two in this series.


Spoilery Review:

UGHHHH!!! Cassandra Clare….WHY another cliff hanger?!?!?!


Going into this book, I wasn’t very pleased that it followed both Clary and Simon. It switched back in forth between them. I have never been a huge fan of Simon, but I definitely like him a lot more after this book! Now that he is a vampire with the Mark, he is a lot more interesting to read about (lol)!!

Simon is already given a complicated decision during the first chapter. Camille summons him and asks for his loyalty. She gives him some time to decide, so he doesn’t give her an immediate reply.


THEN, there’s Simon’s girl problems. He is still dating both Isabella AND Maia….who would’ve thought that he’d get TWO girls when Clary stopped being an option?

We also have Jace’s freaky dreams to wonder about. He keeps dreaming about Clary and him. They start to get intimate, then he kills her. So weird….especially since he clearly loves her and wants nothing more than for her to be safe and happy.


Clary’s mom is getting married and isn’t super pleased about Clary being with Jace. She fears that Jace will be just like Valentine, but also only cares about Clary’s happiness.

Alright, onto the good stuff. Someone is killing shadowhunters and the Clave wants to figure out why. They suspect that it is Camille, so when it comes time for Simon to make his decision about where is loyalty lies, he tricks Camille and the Clave catches her.


Turns out she ISN’T the one killing shadowhunters; it’s Lilith, the mother of all demons. And she needs Simon’s blood. All of it. To do what? To bring none other than Sebastian back to life.

Lilith had been giving human baby’s demon blood to see if she could make more Sebastians, but to no avail. All of the children ended up dying.


In the meantime, Jace is kidnapping Clary. Turns out that those dreams he was having were because of demon possession. Lilith had control of him. He brings Clary to Lilith as Simon is also brought to Lilith. Lilith Proposes an offer: Simon can either give Sebastian all of his blood, or Lilith will command Jace to kill Clary.

A fight ensues, and Jace’s demon possession temporarily (whyyyyy) stops…and he kills Lilith. Everything seems like it is fine and dandy…but it isn’t. Not at all. At the very end, the demon possession takes over Jace again. And that is where the book ends. WHY?!?!?! These cliff hangers keep making me want more, but I won’t complain. The shadowhunter world won’t ever get old for me!


Thank you all for reading!! Have you read this book?? If so, what are your thoughts?



2 thoughts on “Book Review: City of Fallen Angels

  1. I LOVED this series in the beginning but I never read the last two books D: I didn’t realize that until I started reading the Infernal Devices and then I forgot to go back and finish it. And I’ve already read Lady Midnight (I’m sure you’ll love it! I know I did!). Guess I’ve got to go back and finish up to see what happened to all my favorite characters!

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