Sunday, March 20, 2011

Anticipating City of Fallen Angels

In a few short weeks (or long I suppose), we'll all have our hands on this:

City of Fallen Angels, the highly anticipated fourth novel in Cassandra Clares' New York Times Best Selling series, The Mortal Instruments, hits stores April 5th, 2011. If you're like me and have already read City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass, this day can't come fast enough.

*Don't read any further if you haven't read the others in this series - I do not want to be responsible for spoiling anything!*

“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.” (From Goodreads)

I'm really looking forward to reading this book to get into Simon's head and into his world. Now that he's the only vampire who can withstand light - daylighter, as they call it - it's going to be great to understand Simon a little more, and see how he adjusts to the vampire life.
After Clary and Jace came to the realization that they are not actually brother and sister, I'm very very eager  to find out where their relationship goes from here. I love Jace, I really do. He's a smart and funny character. Not to mention cute, and sexy ;) He puts up a wall and doesn't allow anyone to get past it really. Jace is a genuine guy in all honesty, and I'm ready to dive back into a world where he exists.
Alec and Magnus also play a role in City of Fallen Angels, and now that they are open with their relationship, it's going to be interesting to see where Clare takes us with them. I really like Alec and Magnus, and I'm glad they're back! Alec is a sweet, sensitive guy, and he compliments Magnus and his quirky sense of style perfectly.
Since I've read Clockwork Angel, (the first ARC I ever got and the main reason for starting this blog) I cannot wait to see the two series entwine together. I loved Tessa and Will and Jem and I'd love to have them altogether. (Which is so unlikely - impossible actually, to have all the characters from The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices together in one book) But that's alright because it's going to rock no matter what!

We all thought that TMI series was finished with City of Glass. We were sad that it was over, but we were okay with that, knowing that all series have to come to an end sometime. So it came as a big surprise when City of Fallen Angels was announced. I'm happy that Cassandra Clare has continued with this story of Shadowhunters vs Downworlders and I know that I'm not the only one.

So thanks Cassandra Clare and Simon & Schuster! And hurry up April 5th!!

And for those of you who just can't get enough, here's a trailer for you - it's "Previously in The Mortal Instruments Series" and goes over what's happened so far! Enjoy!

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