I'm a fan of the Mortal Instrument series. I love reading of Jace and shadowhunters. I love this series so I was super excited to read City of Fallen Angels.
As always when it comes to this series, I flew by reading this book. I always tend to do that with Cassandra's books. One second I'm on page 10, next I'm on page 237. CoFA was as readable as always with interesting descriptions and more of our favorite shadowhunters.
For the longest time, I had no idea what the plot was going to be. And then, the ending, BANG! Did that really happen? Way to end a novel. Needless to say, I think this was perhaps the biggest cliffhanger I've ever read, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I wish there was less angst earlier on in the novel and more action but would I have been caught off guard as much as I was? All I can say is that I wish Cassandra drew out the end longer so that there was more action overall in the novel. However, it's a good way to introduce a new plot line so I expect much more action in future books.
I won't spend too much time on individual characters because I enjoyed them and that's that. In CoFA, Jace was filled with angst. I was a bit annoyed; can't a couple ever be fine and have no insecurities? I started to like Simon more, Clary was Clary which means I didn't really like her that much more, Isabelle was amazing, Maia was cool, Alec made a brief but memorable entrance with Magnus... I just noticed there are A LOT of characters. A tiny bit I enjoyed was the references to Will, who I think I love even more than Jace.
All in all, I can see why so many people have issue with this book. For a lot of it, no huge plot is there except problems between relationships but I thought it was still pretty good. 4 stars,