City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Book Review)

Hello guys, I’m back!!! Today I’m here to review the 4th book of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare which is City of Fallen Angels.


Title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Date Read: December 16, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 480

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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.


It took me awhile to read this book, not that it’s bad but because the pacing of City of Fallen Angels is slow, I don’t know what happened. I read this book for like months because the pacing is not that fast (another reason that it took me almost 2 months to finish this book is school, I know it sucks!). For the first 100 pages, nothing really happened that grabs my attention or hooked me but afterwards when I’m in the middle of COFA it’s starting to get interesting. But still, the pacing is slow.

Is this great compared to the first three books? No, but still the good thing is that you can still enjoyed it and be entertain while reading this book. Though I think that’s why City of Fallen Angels is not that great compared to the first three books (City of Bones, Ashes, Glass) is that The Mortal Instruments was supposed to be a trilogy only. You can know and feel that when you read City of Glass, where the ending was satisfying (and beautiful!) and that the villain was already dead.

But let’s focus on the positive side. The characters are still great. (well except Jace and Clary because they’re a little bit annoying at times). I love how the story gives us more background information about Maia. And oh SIZZY, my OTP!!! Then there are new characters like Lilith and Camille and damn I almost forgot that Camille was first introduced in City of Fallen Angels compared to the Shadowhunters tv show, they already introduced her so freakin’ early!

That ending though!! Simon already defeated Lilith with his Mark of Cain then Sebastian was somehow resurrected by Lilith. WHAT A CLIFFHANGER THOUGH. The last few sentences makes me want to read the next book (which is City of Lost Souls) so bad…



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Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.





2 thoughts on “City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Book Review)

  1. I wanted to read this series again once the year started up, I was doing so good. I thought I ended this at the third book, but now that I think of it, I stopped at the first few chapters of this one. You’re right, it doesn’t hook as well as many of the other books do. I read it in the past but I honestly didn’t remember what happened, maybe I zoned out from the lack of something happening. OML SIZZY I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!

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