I don’t know whether I want to hug Cassandra for keeping me on the edge of my seat for 3 days or if I want to pinch her for her ability to keep me from thinking about anything else for 4.
Book 4 of the Mortal Instruments series starts back in New York after the battle for the Instruments with Luke and Jocelyn preparing for their wedding, Simon dating two beautiful women, and Jace and Clary training (mostly ;)). When things start to go wrong they go wrong for everyone. We get our first idea that something is wrong when Jace begins having horrible nightmares about killing Clary, and a dead infant shows up in the alleyway of Beth Israel Hospital. Simon, even with his Mark of Cain, isn’t safe either. Grey hooded figures keep trying to kill him. Soon, Jace is playing bodyguard for Simon, Clary thinks Jace doesn’t love her anymore and Jocelyn is on the edge of sanity after seeing the dead infant and realizing it looks just like Sebastian (Jonathan “the real one”).
We see a lot of change in the characters in this book, and it is wonderful to see how much thought the author put into how the battle in Idris would effect everyone. We see a new fervor in the Shadowhunters and a new passion in the werewolf clan. Everyone, in New York at least, seams to be happy with the accords and ready for a new life. But are the old ways willing to give up that easily? Just read City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare to find out!