City of Fallen Angels is not my favorite in the Mortal Instrument series, not in the least. The true title of the fourth book in the series should be City of Failing Relationships. It seems that anyone and everyone who has a great relationship in City of Glass is now regretting their decisions in City of Fallen Angels. Cassandra Clare has a great way of creating such wonderful characters that are not perfect, they are the opposite constantly battling human insecurities that we all have and try to pretend not to. Through City of Fallen Angels most of the reading time spent through internal dialogue or turmoil as characters tried desperately to make the right choices through difficult if not shocking physical situations.
Let’s talk about how our super a-dork-able Simon suddenly turns into a two timing jerk by dating Isabelle and Maia at the same time? I understand that being turned into a Vampire has suddenly given him Vampire Mojo. I don’t believe anyone wants to spend their eternity healing from being scorn by a woman, let alone two of them having paranormal physical capabilities. No matter how hard I tried to prepare myself for the epic failure of Simon trying to keep the secret of Isabelle and Maia both being his girlfriend from each other, the showdown continued. I really wish more women would react to being two timed by a guy the way Isabelle and Maia did to each other. None of them blamed the other nor did they send each other to the shadow realm to protect their man. I never shipped Maia and Simon, they seem to need each other’s friendship and not needing each others love.
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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="311"] Maia and Jordan artwork by Cassandra Jean[/caption] I do however ship Jordan Kyle and Maia. I can’t believe we finally get a chances to meet Kyle . . .I mean Jordan! It’s clear that Maia still loves the guy and he clearly loves her. I mean did you read that scene with the epic kiss? Yea she totally loves him, a lot. *wiggles eyebrows*Usually I would spend my time declaring Jordan a horrible character because of his past abusive nature but he was newly changed Werewolf, he gets a paranormal pass. The fact that he feels a great deal of responsibility for his action of biting her. I truly hope Maia and Jordan get a chances to really talk about their past. I feel that they have a great chances of creating a wonderful future together.
I also lets just take a small moment to cheer for more diverse characters in more YA novels!
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Alec and Magnus vs. Clary and Jace.
I love the relationship between Alec and Magnus. I feel like they both deserve each other in the most romantic, the most beautiful way ever known to poets or writers. My realistic heart was absolutely jealous the fact that Magnus and Alec where traveling around the world declaring it a much needed vacation!
I love Magnus, he is the opposite of our quite stern Shadowhunter. Magnus is bold, colorful, if anything else full of life. Which is exactly the problem that Alec is now facing. Magnus is the high warlock of Brooklyn, meaning that he is going continue to live while Alec is mortal destined to die. Alec should have accepted his fate that Magnus will live forever, meaning he will love again. Although he loves Alec to much to even think about parting with him even though they are both in their prime. I’m honestly scared of what the power of love is going to make Alec do in order to stay with cat eye Magnus Bane.
Jaces is usually my favorite character after Magnus Bane of course, when it comes to witty comments, smart remarks and his ability to say the most swoon worthy quotes I have ever heard. However in City of Fallen Angels I found him to be annoying.
I understand that the Seelie Queen wants something from Clary.
I understand that Jace is having some serious identity issues about his parentage.
I understand Jocelyn is having issues herself.
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I should have known when Joceyln and Clary when to see the dead demonic baby that Lilith had something to do with this novel. I really did feel that Camille is a plot twist distraction, meaning we focused so much on her we should have been surprise about the plot reveal. However I was not surprised. Jonathan’s body was not found after Jace “killed him”. I also felt that Valentine was trying to warn his in the earlier novel that Jonathan could not be killed because he has the Blood of Lilith within him. With all this I did not feel surprised by the plot reveal instead I felt rather bored. =/
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City of Fallen Angels was not my favorite book from The Mortal Instrument series. I feel that it’s starting the foundation for something extremely exciting to happen in the falling book of the series. I also feel that he plot is only going to get more dangerous exciting know that you know how is out of his undead fish take! I am really excited about this series. I enjoy reading it so much even if I have to speed read through Clary and Jace Once Upon A Time romances.
I am still continuing my reading of The Mortal Instruments!
I hope you enjoy my review