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City of Fallen Angels: The Mortal Instruments, Book 4

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Exciting entry in bestselling series has creepy cult stuff.

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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Love this!

Let me just start with all the biblical references. They are scattered all throughout and fun to look for! While having a dark and almost eerie plot, the author found a way to intertwine the two worlds. Next, I might mention the romance, nothing too major. Good messages about courage.

This title has:

Great messages
age 11+

Great Book!

This is book is entrancing and will be much loved by Shadowhunter fans! It's great for getting kids hooked up on reading.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (27):

After the nail-biting, demon-demolishing, evil-vanquishing conclusion to the first cycle, book four had a lot to live up to, and it builds pretty slowly but steadily. It surfaces new evil forces to fight and draws on quite a bit of relationship angst to propel the characters -- maybe a bit too much when it comes to Jace and Clary. While the cult activity and dead claw-handed babies will definitely give readers the creeps, CITY OF ANGELS keeps the series full of light moments and humor for contrast. And the new villains are just as complex as Valentine, but female this time, a fun twist and a reminder of the series' appeal to both boys and girls.

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