The Mortal Instruments Book Four: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The feeble-minded Clary and the gormless Jace are having issues. The well-meaning idiot Simon is learning life as a vampire sucks. And a new enemy is rising in this lazy and hackneyed book. After the wonderful original trilogy, this is an unnecessary shabby and shambolical add on. Shadowhunters are prissy and smug and there are gratuitous references to the prequel series ‘The Infernal Devices’. There are vampires, demons, a cult, werewolves, endless Clary and Jace angst and it is all bog standard crap. This was a real disappointment.
“He raised me for ten years, and maybe that’s a stain that won’t ever bleach out.”
“If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me.”
“Heaven smote him down for it, of course.”
“You villains and your creepy eugenics programs are starting to bore me.”
“That piece of filth you’re trying to resuscitate - I suggest you get rid of him before he starts to rot.”
“’Not really alive’ isn’t dead enough for me.”