Summer Reading List: “City of Fallen Angels”

I hope y’all enjoyed Brad Meltzer’s “The Book of Lies.” It sure was an intense plot twisting mystery.

I did know half way through the book that it had to be Roosevelt. The killer is usually someone who you least expect, and it’s usually someone who’s closest to the main character. In this case, it was Roosevelt.

And a ponytail? I’m sorry, I’ve only seen a few guys who can pull of the ponytail. And the guys who can’t usually end up looking like a woman. But that’s just my opinion.

It’s time to get back to the Mortal Mnstruments. The next book in the series is “City of Fallen Angels.”

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to user her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And — most important of all — Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tension 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. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side — along with the power of the curse that’s wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls — neither of whom knows about the other.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she 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.

Love. Blood. Betrayl. Revenge. The stakes are higher than every in “City of Fallen Angels.”

What makes “City of Fallen Angels” different from the first three books is the point of view. We still see the world through Clary’s eyes, but we also get to see the world through Simon’s eyes. And, as I said before, I find Simon to be a pretty interesting character.

What’s going to be interesting is going to be how he’s going to maintain his relationships with Isabelle and Maia, especially if they don’t know about each other.  These are definitely two women you don’t want to piss off, so I just wonder how, or if, Simon will get away with tricking both Isabelle and Maia.

He might end up back in  the ground.  Only this time, it would be more permanent.

Enjoy your week of reading.  “City of Fallen Angels” should be a fun read, especially if you found the first three books in the Mortal Instruments to be fun.

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