Friday, at last! You know what that means. Monday is just around the corner. 😛 I mean…time for another First Impression Friday! (For those who are unfamiliar, FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading. Share you impressions, predict what you think will happen, say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc.)
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.
I’m not going to lie, I was hesitant to keep reading this series. I enjoyed the first three books so much that I was afraid if I kept reading them they might not be as good and then the whole series would become tainted. Obviously, I got over it, because I started reading City of Fallen Angels, , the fourth book in the series, this week.
So far, I’m glad I picked it up. There’s more Simon in this book! I love Simon, the nerdy vampire. Simon’s life sounds like it’s about to get even more complicated in this book. He’s been given an interesting proposition to help take down Raphael, which sounds great in theory, but I’m sure all of it is going to come with heavy consequences. I’m guessing that Camille isn’t really working for herself and that somehow she’s trying to trick Simon into joining the New York vampire coven.
It’s weird to have Clary and Jace actually in a relationship, rather than just fighting and/or pining for each other. Given their history, I am one hundred percent certain that their relationship is going to have a lot of ups and downs. I expect Jace to continue struggling with his identity and major daddy issues. Meanwhile, Clary is going to be all “Omg, what if he hates me?!”, in typical teenage fashion. 😛
I have no idea what’s going to happen as far as major plot points are concerned. The blurb on the back says that Shadowhunters are being killed. I suspect it has to do something with Sebastian. I don’t think he really died in the last book. Nobody ever seems to just die one time in this series.