The fourth book in the series, ‘City of Fallen Angels’ was a bit of a disappointment for me. That isn’t to say it wasn’t enjoyable though. I liked it, but it wasn’t as great as the earlier books, in my opinion. It was lukewarm for me, at best.
While the third book seemed to leave off on a promising note, this book quickly rained on my parade. Just when I thought that they were making progress in their war against “evil”, everything goes and gets messed up again. The guys, in particular, were grating on my nerves.
Simon is a huge focus in this book. He spends most of his time trying to juggle his relationships with Maia and Isabelle. He feels kind of guilty for two-timing both of the girls, who also happen to be friends…but not guilty enough to choose or to stop.
This time around, the girls aren’t the only ones that want to get their hands on Simon. His special “day walker” blood has made him a hot commodity. Some want to protect him, while others would like to use or kill him. Several new characters were introduced that kept things interesting.
Like Simon, Jace spends a lot of time screwing up his personal life in this book. His behavior is all over the place. He spends a great deal of time distancing himself from Clary, nearly ruining their relationship.
Again, the guys were driving me bonkers! They were really messing up my mojo.
In the end, some big events transpired and more secrets came to light. This may not have been a total win for me, but I can appreciate that this book has paved the way for future events in the series. I am still enjoying the series as a whole and I can’t wait to see where it is heading. I’m on to the fifth book now.