Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Review: City of Fallen Angels

Title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments ~ Book 4)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: April 5 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
ISBN: 1442403543
Length: 424 Pages
Link to SynopsisGoodreads
Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Buy ItAmazon US / Amazon UK

My Rating: 4 Stars

Where to start... Where to start...  I found myself delaying starting this book, which I found very odd because of how much I loved the first three. I think it was because City of Glass ended so wonderfully for me that I was nervous to have everything start falling apart.  My fears seemed to have been justified.

This book largely focused on Simon, which I did like. I felt his transition in the previous books was glanced over too smoothly.  We finally get to see what he is really struggling with and how he deals with those struggles.

I do have to say there was many a time where I just wanted to tear my hair out in frustration. I love a good love story and I'm desperate for things to be all smiles and rainbows. Sadly the rainbows are few and far between... However there is currently a thunderstorm and I am not giving up hope that once that has passed that the sun will come out and not far behind that the rainbow I am desperately hoping for will appear.

One thing I can say... This ending has made it impossible for me to not immediately start the next book, City of Lost Souls.  As that is the last of the published books in this series, with book 6 not being released until 2014, I am sure to die of despair once I am finished.


  1. Great Blog! Keep up the great work!

  2. thanks for visiting and following my blog I'm very happy to follow you back.
    I've not read any of this series but must say I'm tempted after reading your review.

  3. I concur! Keep up the great work!

    New follower rumorhasitummhmm.blogspot.com

  4. Sounds like a very intriguing series, I've heard loads about it and look forward to reading it someday!

    New follower :D

    Aliaa @ Mademoiselle Le Sphinx

  5. This one has been sitting on my shelf for AGES!!! I guess I am waiting for the last book to come out before I start reading. Cassandra Clare is one of those addictive storytellers. Once I start, I won't be able to stop.

    Anyhoo, great review!! Thanks for dropping by my site and following :)

    I am now a new follower :)

  6. hey am also an avid reader like u...great blog..keep it up:)

  7. You have a really nice style for reviews :) I haven't yet read this one because it wasn't so good but I might just pick it up now. I'm a new follower too, please check out my blog http://thehouseofliterarymirrors.blogspot.co.uk/#!/

  8. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower. I haven't read this series yet.

  9. Yes, I agree with Beth above, you have a nice review style.
    I'm following your blog, well done!


  10. thanks for dropping by, following you too now:)

  11. Thanks for the follow! I'm so glad you found me. Love your site too! Great reviews, I might have to check out the City of Fallen Angels. I joined your site as well. Keep in touch.
    Krystal Shannan

  12. Thanks for following! I still haven't read City of Fallen Angels. I don't know why, I love the series to death. Need to get on that! (I'm an old follower btw. C: )

  13. I loved this whole series as well. Simon was always my favorite character so it was awesome to finally see things from his POV.
    You have a great blog!
    I'm a new follower.

  14. Hey Christine,
    Got your message through Book Blogs - now following. Your blog looks really good - keep up the good work!
    Would really love it if you'd follow mine too: www.laurabesley.blogspot.com

  15. Hello Christine!
    I'm Michelle, a new follower from Book Blogs. If you have time to check out my blog, it'll be awesome.
    Have a great day!

    Michelle Shouts Random

  16. Oh my, thank you. I'm loving your blog so much!

  17. GReat review! i agree the first 3 books were great and i don't think the books after them lived up to the hype. New follower! found you on goodreads!


  18. Hi Christine! Welcome to Book Blogs. Did you know this series is being made into a movie?

    Anyways, I am following now. Here is my link to follow me back http://onlectus.blogspot.com/

  19. Hey :) I found your blog through Goodreads and really like it, I'm a new follower I hope you have the time to check out my blog: http://theseflyingpages.blogspot.com/

  20. Hello :) found your blog at Goodreads - it's really nice, I love the background!

    I agree about City of Fallen Angels, and I have already read City of Lost Souls... I also look forward to Clockwork Princess later this year!

    I am following you via GFC, and here's my blog if you want to check it out and follow back.

    Happy reading!

  21. I liked your review, you could really tell how much you've enjoyed this series.

    New follower via goodreads, Facebook, networked blogs, GFC, twitter, and shelfari.
    I would love it if you could stop by sometime (:

    Katie @ Curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com

  22. Hi! Love your review, what a lovely blog you have here! I haven't actually read this series (yeah, yeah I know) but what do you think? Should I give it a shot? Anyway, I'm a new follower! What would you say to giving me a look?

  23. Christine, Thanks for following my blog. I really like your site. You have given me ideas on improvement. I am now following you. Look forward to reading your reviews.


  24. Your thoughts on this one is exactly why I held off on reading it. I've read all of the first three books but decided to wait until the last three are all out to pick this one up. CC is the queen of the horrible cliffhanger, the one with Jace and Clary in the first three had me pulling my hair out. The one in Clockwork Prince has me pulling my hair out. So in consideration for the hair I have left, I thought this could wait. Lol! :)

  25. I agree. 2014 seems so far away. I love this series so much!

  26. Hi Christine! Welcome to the book blog community! You are off to a fantastic start. I love your design! Thanks so much for stopping by and following - following you too. :)

    Have a great week!
    ~Gin @ Addicted to Words

  27. Thanks for visiting my blog :) I'm following you back now; love the layout of your blog!



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