City of Fallen Angels- Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels

By Cassandra Clare

Published by Margaret K. McElderry

Published on March 5, 2011

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. 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. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.
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.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. 

- Summary from

This book was excellent.  I am a little confused, after reading it, why I thought it would be the conclusion to the series.  At the end of City of Glass (the 3rd book)- the author ties up all of the loose ends pretty well.  This seemed to be like a 500 page epilogue.  Now, saying all of that- I loved it.  I was drawn back into the storyline, the characters- I couldn't put it down!  Is this book necessary to the storyline?  No.  Is it necessary because it is just that good?  Absolutely.

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