City of Fallen Angels

by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books | April 5, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

City of Fallen Angels is rated 4.42105263157895 out of 5 by 19.
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

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.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 144240356X

ISBN - 13: 9781442403567

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg! I lov this book so much! im wat u call a booknerd or a bookwerm lol ive read ur books im saying this...... Best book EVER plz miss clare dont stop! u wave so many fans (im number one )
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fallen Angels captivating read with tension and cliffhangers that make you want to continue this epic book series :)
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it!!!! the series is awesome. The book of as captivating and held my interest the whole time. This series is the best and the books just keep getting better and better.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from City of Falling Angels Book 4 This series just get better & better. Can't wait to start #5.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Q The story progresses
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great book could not put it down.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Its so compelling, cant wait to read the last book!
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from City of Falling Angels Was not a big fan of these books, but did read them all just to see whar T the hoopla was all about.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved this book. Can't wait to read the next one. They keep getting better and better.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is a fantastic book, great read cant wait to read the 5th and final book :)thrilling and exciting could not put this book down way better the city of glass :) and by far the best book of the series :)
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This was amazing
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anxiety This was amazing, some parts felt tangible and just wonderfully done. This series has been just what I've been looking for lately. Good books don't always happen but this, this defiantly has my attention! Totally has my support!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poorly written, good storyline The book is good enough but could be better written. Cassandra Clare really needs to fire her editor. My 12 year old daughter has better quality work than her. The movie to the first book was better than the actual book, which in itself is disappointing. I'm actually looking forward to more movies to see what they can do with the rest of the series.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great book, great series
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great liked it a lot
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This series was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Once you read City of Bones, you have to continue reading the whole story!
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Another great book by Cassandra Clare. Coildnt put it down.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated out of 5 by from this book is already available on every site and bookstore as of December 2010
Date published: 2012-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeping me hooked! Cassandra Clare did another awesome job on the forth in this series! I loved seeing things from Simon's point of few and hope she keeps to that view with the others! The first three kept me hooked and this one was no different! Even with the gap in between the 3rd and 4th for me everything was laid out that you would have no problem picking it back up! I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I finished the third feeling ok with the ending, though still wanting more and when I heard this one was coming I couldn't wait for more and wasn't disapointed. I am eagerly waiting the next one :) keep them coming Cassandra!!!
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Um.. wasn't wowed! It was pretty good despite the fact I was kind of confused at some parts. I kind of forgot what happened in City of Glass and they weren't really clear on what happened in previous books. I read the other books over two years ago. I wouldn't have minded a little recap. I didn't understand where the letter fits into the story. I wish they explained how all of a sudden Clary and Jace were fighting when the night before they were fine. Everything seemed rushed. This sounds like a bad review, but it's not! I loved the alley scene ;) The book was so funny. Humour is amazing. Ending was a cliffy! Gr! Can't wait to buy the next book!
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from There's still potential City of Fallen Angels is the 4th book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I received the book from the very generous Simon & Schuster Canada. There are many elements of this series that interest me. I find the idea of tattoo runes fascinating, especially because the use of a pen like instrument (the steele) is what really seems to separate the Nephilim from other trained warriors. The pen is mightier than the sword, is an interesting topic in a book about teens raised to fight demons. I enjoyed Simon`s struggle with his vampire instincts, and the understanding that accepting our nature is the best way to control it. Simon is really the most interesting person in this book, and there`s a little less about Jace and Clary`s drama. Which is a good thing because I still find their relationship to be icky. In fact, I think most relationships in this series are pretty unhealthy. This is a problem I have with a lot of books for teens; stalking your girlfriend because you are afraid that if you actually talk to her you will hurt her is creepy, weird and not a good example of love. Ever since Twilight this has been a trend, the brooding guy who follows the girl `to protect her`. At least in this novel Simon points out the creepiness of it all, and Clary gets mad at Jace (although not mad enough if you ask me). I don`t really like that Jewish/Christian mythology is becoming quite so prominent in the series. It reminds me of the show Supernatural that I loved when it was two demon hunters fighting beasts from urban legends, but got annoyed with when the Heaven vs Hell battle got full blown with Lucifer and everything. I think a touch of mythology from religion makes things interesting but I`m not sure I like how far Clare takes it. I enjoyed the book overall, but it didn`t have the same edgy sarcasm that was so delightful earlier in the series. I`ll keep reading, but I hope Clare steps it up in the next book, doesn`t just draw everything out. Enough with the Jace being bad for Clary but perfect at the same time. That`s been done. Maybe focus on Magnus and Alec??
Date published: 2011-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I thought this book was amazing. Although it ended well with the 3rd book and she really didnt need to make a 4th, im so glad that Clare decided to make a 4th one, because i forgot how much I love the characters in this series. The thing I hate most about good books is that they end when you just want them to keep going and going... and the fact that Clare left the ending of the book on possibly one of the biggest cliff hangers ever, and regardless of the fact that im going to have to wait another 6 months to get the 5th book (which by the way happens to piss me off) I still loved reading this book and I think it was money well spent, I seriously cant wait for the next book to see how things play out
Date published: 2011-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! I thought now that the triogy was over the series was screwed, but this is an amazing book! Loved it.
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down!! Keeping true to Cassandra Clare's writing style, you're always left salivating for the next book to find out what happens. Hard to put down. There's a couple of new characters that add to the intrigue too!! Real page turner.
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "To Love is to Destroy"- Jace One of the most shocking quotes that I've ever heard yet this boy is probably one of my favorite characters ever. His sarcasm, hint of arrogance and love for Clary is probably why he is such a unique character. I absolutely enjoyed this novel in every aspect. The obstacles that Jace and Clary overcome to prove their love for one another is what draws me to this novel. Very beautifully written with realistic characters. Most definitely recommend this book! I can't wait for the next novel to come out!
Date published: 2011-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing short of Amazing! “Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels” All our favorite characters are back--in the fourth installment in the Mortal Instrument series. City of Fallen Angels picks up shortly after City of Glass and instantly sucks you right back into the dark and dangerous shadowhunter world that we have grown to love. Told in alternate points of view, Clare not only masters the skill of engaging the reader, but her prose is interspersed with both humor and beauty by adding just the right amount of romance, action, anguish, subtle humor, character growth and plot twists that will keep readers completely engaged right up to the last page. For fans wondering if they’ll get to see any romantic moments between Jace & Clary-- fear not! Clare’s got plenty for you to savor. It was also refreshing to see a new dynamic between the pair, take a surprising and mature turn that drives the action towards its eventual climax. It’s this impressive display of maturity and depth of the all the characters that helps set City of Fallen Angels apart from the earlier books. Besides all the great interaction between these characters, Clare has put together an exciting new plot, with a mysterious and frightening new antagonist. Reading City of Fallen Angels is like peeling back layers of a mystery — and with two books still ahead, I feel as if I’ve only just cracked the surface of what’s to come. Clare writes in such a way that it’s impossible to put this book down!I This book is nothing short of amazing, and is a must-have for any fan of The Mortal Instruments series!
Date published: 2011-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I did enjoy this book a lot since I am a big fan of the series and I thought the character development was great but I did feel like the storyline was just there so they could make another book, everything that happened felt a little forced to me but obviously that is easy to look past..
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a cliffhanger! I've been hearing that a lot people didn't like this book or the ending. I don't really understand why, because I thought it was brilliant. Yes, the story took a little bit of time to take off and there were times that I wanted to strangle Jace for being so friggin' stubborn, but for the most part, I loved it. I thought Clary was finally coming into her own. She's always been a strong character, but she seems to finally be able to defend herself in this book. Jace was just as sarcastic and hilarious as ever and I really liked how much we got to read from Simon's point of view. All in all, I thought this was great. It's not as good as the first three, but it has a wicked cliffhanger at the end. Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good While I think that the story could have definitely ended with City of Glass, I wasn't disappointed with City of Fallen Angels. I quite enjoyed how Simon became a central character, but Clary and Jace were also very present in the story. I enjoyed seeing Jace in a bit of a different, darker role. Overall not a bad story. I look forward to see what the next book holds.
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simon-centric, Simon-tastic! I have to say that I really enjoyed the shift in focus from Jace and Clary to Simon. It was refreshing to step away from the tension in that tumultuous relationship every once in a while and follow someone new. As always, I really enjoyed the edge of your seat, fast-paced style that Clare writes with, though I am frustrated by the conclusion of the novel! It's going to be a long wait!
Date published: 2011-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! City of Fallen Angels is very different in a way, compared to the previous books. For one, it takes place entirely in New York city, a bundling place that never seems to sleep, lights always burning bright. There's no Idris or travelling (with one minor exception). They are literally in a city of glass. While Clary and Jace are of course a major point of the story, we also get Simon's perspective, and wow, we really get a glimpse on how tough his life really is. He's a vampire with no allegiances, wanted or despised by many, hiding his nature from his suspicious mother, balancing two girlfriends, and mostly he hates what he's become. I felt for the poor guy, especially when he would contemplate his future; never aging as the ones he loved did. It was so tragic really. I can only hope Simon's story will end well, he deserves a break. We get a couple new characters: someone from a characters past, someone else from a character's past before that (and a familiar one at that!), and someone waaaaaay from the past before that. Like, ancient. Scary too. That's all I'll say, because what's new is very exciting! Then there was Clary and Jace. Wow. Their romance has got to be one of the most, if not the most, intense, breathless, heated ones I've ever read. They're not overly sexual or anything like that but their desire and love for each other is captured so perfectly on the page, I couldn't help but sigh or giggle like a schoolgirl at them. Their devotion to each other has its price though, and the time has come to pay up, as Cassandra brings in a plot device that I vaguely picked up on, but never would have imagined the complexity that went into it. There are several story lines going on throughout the book but they all converge smoothly, giving you different points to witness the goings on, to the big showdown. And boy, it ends with a major revelation that is sure to throw a wrench, if not a sledgehammer, into the plans for the next book. Lastly I just want to mention Cassandra Clare's writing. There are some books that can really draw you into the page and the words, and this series is one of them. Her writing is so imaginative and so clear and...beautiful really, her descriptions really paint a picture in your mind. And her characters and their interactions are always so amusing. Jace and Simon can banter like little girls, all the guys can really, and I laughed out loud several times. They can so easily joke and poke fun at themselves and each other but at the same time they can be so serious about what's going on, and you feel that and it makes you love the characters even more. You can also see my review here: http://allofeverythingforyou.blogspot.com/2011/04/review-city-of-fallen-angels-by.html
Date published: 2011-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shes done it again! (: Ms, Clare is a fabulous writer. i honestly did not expect much from her fourth book because her ending to the city of glass was so well written! but i was excited for the release of this book because of jace ( i loooove jace + clary) at 1st, the chatper was a little slow, but as i got more into it, WOW. there is so much foreshadowing that the readers wouldn't even expect it. the plot trigger was amazing, and it was so well written to the point, that when a major event happened, i was so amazed at how i didnt see this coming in the 1st place! miss clare will NOT disappoint you, the book isnt what you may think or expect. her work is the true meaning of " dont judge a book by it's cover" but in her case i sappose itd be "dont judge a continuous series". i am so impressed by her work, that i suggest to all her fans to read her other serie, the infernal devices ( for those who have not yet read the 1st book). readers of both series will make alot of connections between the storys. im so impressed by canassandra's work, really amazing! ( p.s. there are rumors that major character(s) from the infernal devices will appear in the 5th and 6th book of the mortal insurtments. so the connections between the 2 series will help alot (: )
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh my. :) *Possible spoilers* ------------------------------- Alright, well, I LOVED this book. Until I got to the end. The whole story is so good! Cassandra brought a lot more of the other carachters, which was awesome because they're so interesting. I think it took her a while to actually get to the point of the book, but oh well. Anyways, back to the END of the book. I hate cliffhangers. Especially this one. Because it made Jace kind of the bad guy ! And, during this whole series, I've been obsessed with him and Clary being together. Even when they were 'brother and sister'. But now it's like...what's gonna happen? Before, I always kind of had an idea, now I have NO clue. AND I have to wait at least a year and a half until the next one comes out, which is disapointing.
Date published: 2011-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you hate cliffhangers... Don't read the book until December 2011 I'm a great fan of this series and realistically I knew they (author/publishers) were stretching the story further than it needed to go however I wasn't ready to let the characters go just yet. Firstly, I liked that the story centered more on Simon. Secondly, I enjoyed the fact that the author was developing relationships without loosing the action that I loved in the first three books. This book seemed like a fitting end for the characters that I love....and then came the last three pages! I feel as hopeless as Jace! By the last word I had lost my faith in Jace and love even if Clary hadn't. I'm hoping that Clare will restore my hope and faith in the next book...I just can't believe that I have to wait until January!
Date published: 2011-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AHHHH!!!! THE MOST FRUSTRATING END EVER!!!!!!!!! I'm stuck waiting until January 5th 2012 to find out what happens..... :(
Date published: 2011-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHY??!!!!! A fantastic book but the most FRUSTRATING ENDING EVER. And now begins the insanely long wait for the next book.
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why has this book got a four out of five rating if it's not being released for five months? As much as I loved the first three books in this series and was quite happy to give them high ratings and praise, I am still stymied as to why a book that won't even be released for five more months has a four out of five maple leaf rating. I do understand that, hyperbolically speaking, some readers might be more excited than they've ever been in their entire lives that the fourth book in this undoubtedly enjoyable series is coming out. I do understand that having read and enjoyed the first three books in the series, some might anticipate, perhaps over-enthusiastically, that they will love the fourth (I expect, based on past experience, that I most likely will). However, that does not justify rating an unreleased, never mind, unread book, on that basis, and doing so is one of the reasons that some take either Y/A lit, or certain reader groups, with less seriousness than they might otherwise deserve. It is all well and good to be excited about a book coming out, particularly based on previous books in a series, or by a well-loved author. But it doesn't necessarily lend weight to either the appearance of the books or their readers' to rate a book based solely on hysteria, or to 'find helpful' the fact that a fellow lover of the series is hysterically excited about a book's not-even-close-to-imminent release (though perhaps if this were a Melanie Rawn book, five months might appear imminent given that it sometimes takes her over 10 years to put out the next book in her series'... Patricia Kennealy can be even worse... imagine reading the first two books in a series when you're 13 and having to wait until you're 25 to read the next... just for perspective's sake). In any case, it might be more helpful to readers not familiar with Clare's work, to wait until the book has been released and the 'reviewer' has actually read it, to start posting reviews and ratings, in that serious readers are much more likely to take a book, its author, and review of it more seriously if they are actually based on the book, never mind actually considering the genre and reader group themselves, as a whole, with more gravity. Hysteria and hyperbole don't help potential readers make informed decisions about future reads and are more likely to drive those who want to read books of a certain quality, Y/A or otherwise, running in the other direction, as fast as they would if they found themselves in the midst of a group of people of a certain age, hysterically shrieking and jumping up and down. This is a wonderful series. I'm very much looking forward to the fourth and final book in the series, which is due out in April. If it is as good as the first three in this series, and her other book, Clockwork Angel, the first in her second series, then it promises to be a wonderful conclusion to a well-conceived and executed series in well-drawn supernatural world hidden behind the everyday. As such, I look forward to being able to write a review of a praiseworthy book that rates a 4 or 5 out of 5 ranking, but until it actually exists in my world and I can read it, all I can do is look forward to it, and try to not scare off potential readers who aren't familiar with the books or the author's talent, by metaphorically jumping up and down, screaming hysterically, or drive off those who see a not-yet-released book with a rating that it can't possibly have earned on its own merits and who therefore avoid it based on cynicism and past experience that says, "run the other way..." For those not familiar with this series or Clare's writing, don't run the other way. See her other books, starting with City of Bones and Clockwork Angel. They are quite wonderful. NB: I HAD TO give this book a rating out of five in order to publish this 'review', and gave it the average so that my 'review' wouldn't have an effect one way or another, on the rating that was already there... another reason why, IMHO, we shouldn't be able to publish reviews or rate books that haven't been released yet.... It's disingenuous and people who read these "pre-reviews" know that, and judge the books on the basis of 'reviewers' who would rate a book before they could possibly have read it, and their 'reviews' - that is, they don't take either seriously.
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beyond Excitement!! I have never been so excited for anyhting in my life!! i am counting down the day untill i have this book... and yet, im not sure what this book could possibly be about , all of the conflicts seemd solved by the end of City of Glass...
Date published: 2010-11-06

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Kobo eBookCity of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels

by Cassandra Clare

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144240356X

ISBN - 13: 9781442403567

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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

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.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.