Friday, July 20, 2012

Book #99: City of Fallen Angels

Title: City of Fallen Angels (Book #4 of the Mortal Instruments series)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Date started reading: July 20, 2012
Date finished reading:  July 23, 2012

Publish date: April 2011
ISBN: 978-1442403543
Number of pages: 432

Official summary: "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." (

Official book trailer:

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library
UPDATE on Aug. 10, 2012: I ended up getting my own copy of the book through (It's a lot like eBay but uses a credit system instead of cash)

My commentary: I feel like this series has totally taken over my life... but I knew it would once I started reading it. 

Memorable quotes:
  • "Whatever she was wearing, Isabelle drew attention like a fireworks display."
  • "Vampires have no business teaching children. Vampires are terrifying." ~ Isabelle
  • "You can't hide your true self forever." ~ Camille to Simon
  • "Eternity is a long time to spend alone, without others of your kind. Others who understand." ~ Camille
  • "Your problems are not real problems. You're dating two beautiful girls at once. Think about it. That's like rock-star problems." ~ Clary
    "Having rock-star problems may be the closest I ever get to being an actual rock star." ~ Simon
  • "The Dumont is not a halfway house for reluctant vampires." ~ Raphael
  • "I wish I could say things the way you do. Everything you say, the words you choose, they're so perfect. You always find the right quote, or the right thing to say to make me believe you love me." ~ Clary to Jace
  • "Love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything." ~ Jace
  • "The blood of Heaven binds you. Blood calls to blood, under the skin. But love and blood are not the same. ... For love and desire are not always as one" ~ Seelie Queen to Clary
  • "My definition of crazy has become pretty flexible in the past few months." ~ Simon
  • "Simon wondered if he'd forgotten what ordinary human beings were like."
  • "Clearly something is going on that I don't know about." ~ Luke
    "Sometimes I think that's the motto of my life." ~ Simon
  • "Perhaps the whole business about not being able to see yourself in a mirror once you had become a vampire was wishful thinking. Maybe it was just that you no longer recognized the reflection looking back at you." ~ Simon
  • "You don't look good." ~ Simon
    "This is from a guy who has all the sex appeal of a penguin." ~ Jace
  • "Sometimes it really was like Shadowhunters were from an alien planet." ~ Simon
  • "You're a public menance. You shouldn't be allowed out on your own." ~ Simon
    "Jealousy is such an ugly emotion, Lewis." ~ Jace
  • "There are worse things than death." ~ Luke
  • "We can buy you one of those books they have for little kids. 'Timmy Has Two Dads. Expect I don't think they have one called 'Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil. That part you're just going to have to work through on your own." ~ Simon
    "It's fascinating. You know all these words, and they're all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don't make any sense." ~ Jace
  • "Sometimes Clary, love just isn't enough." ~ Luke
  • "Your trusting idiocy knows no bouds." ~ Jace to Simon
  • "Power is a magnet. It draws those who desire it." ~ Luke
  • "I'm always so glad I have no idea what you're vacantly chattering about. It feels me with a sense of peace and well-being." ~ Jace to Simon
  • "Love is a contradiction." ~ Jace
  • "I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, 'Don't you know better?' Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before." ~ Isabelle
  • "Being sixteen forever sounded good until you really thought about it." ~ Simon
  • "Maybe Jace Lightwood deserves to get everything he wants. But Jace Morgenstern doesn't." ~ Jace
  • "You left me. You made a pet out of me, and then you left me. If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me." ~ Magnus to Camille
  • "Beautiful things are so easily broken by the world." ~ Jocelyn
  • "(Simon) wondered if there was anything in the world as painful as not being able to protect the people you loved." 
  • "Dudes do not follow other dudes to the bathroom." ~ Jordan
  • "You villains and your creepy eugenics programs are starting to bore me." ~ Simon
  • "You love each other -- anyone can see that, looking at you -- that kind of love that can burn down the world or raise it up in glory." ~ Lilith to Jace
  • "I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am." ~ Jace
  • "For a bachelor who'd never had any children, Simon thought, Luke had an awful lot of kids to look after."

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