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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, May 30, 2011

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4)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.(courtesy of Amazon)

OMG I’m sorry – I LOVE JACE and Clary – I don’t know if I can be unbias anymore.  The story Cassandra Clare laid out in this series (The Mortal Instruments) has just left me completely and utterly captivated by the two of them.  Book 4 in the series, City of Fallen Angels gives us a fix of Jace and Clary but doesn’t paint the happy ever after we all want for them.  They will have to fight if they want to be together which makes it all the better. Ok, I know I can be unbias - but this series is riveting!

So many say, Clare took a HUGE chance with the story lines she incorporates in this series.  OOH hush hush there is a gay teen character – seriously people – this is reality – accept it.  There are hopes for this series to be a movie – if you haven’t read the series yet – close your eyes/skip ahead – they  were unsure if they would leave the ‘incest’ in the story – these books are so much more than that.  That just adds to the intensity of the series. 

Ok, back to the book.  Clare again delivers action, plot, romance – I must say this now – I wish they were not interrupted and this wasn’t YA!LOL  Twist it all up in a struggle to balance the world and you have a successful book.  As this book comes off City of Glass where Clare could have ‘ended it’ she really did well bringing Simon’s story line in and keeping it going.  I’m thrilled that this series is still alive.  I think Clare writes fresh and really dives into her characters passionately.

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