Published by Simon and Schuster on 2011-04-05
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).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. 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. The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.
Where to begin? I love these characters and this story so much that to find out that the series was extended to 6 books instead of 3 was a fantastic day for me. Then I waited for the 4th book to come out and finally the day arrived. I got my book and devoured it in just a couple of days (keep in mind I would 8 to 12 hours a day, otherwise it would have been 1 day). I just did not want the book to end and then when I got to the last 2 chapters I just knew that it was going to end on a cliff hanger and I had to wait an entire year for book 5. I braved it out and finished the book and now I’m waiting whilst dangling.