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Waiting On Wednesday (02)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

Cover released by EW (http://bit.ly/eYfCN7)

Title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: April 2011
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

     “Love,  blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City  of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his  new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best  friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and  spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon  doesn’t quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two  girls at once. What’s a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he  needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister  events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they’d won  might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to  save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on  hold long enough to rise to the challenge.” (Goodreads)

     I love the first three books in the series.  They have such complex layers in them, are very well-written, and have engaging characters.  Each aspect of the world is rich with detail, even when the scene is only passing over a specific aspect.  I can see and feel the world, and the fact that Clare is expanding it is exciting!  That is the thing about series; they are great because you get more about your favorite characters, but then they make you cry when it's over (just like I experienced with Harry Potter).  But I'm grateful that Clare is extending it.

     I'm especially glad that Simon, one of the supporting characters in City of Bones, City of Ashes, & City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments series), is being brought into the protagonist role.  I really love his character; he is so strong and his loyalty to Clary really shined in the first three.  I always felt he kept getting the shaft a tiny bit, but it did allow the main story arc to shine in the first three.  Now I'll get to see him more.  I'm really interested in seeing how the relationships between each of the characters develops: Jace and Clary, Alec and Magnus, Simon and Maia and Isabelle (Yes like it said above, he's juggling two girls). 
     The story arc in this next set of three books (City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, & City of Heavenly Fire) is set to be an epic battle, one pitting Heaven and Hell against each other, and I can't be more excited!!!  I feel like this has been building since City of Bones, and there is still so many questions I'd liked answered.  In addition to this continuation, Clare's "prequel" to The Mortal Instruments, Clockwork Angels, also creates some questions which I believe will be explored.  

     Anyway, I've babbled on way too long for a WoW post.  So just do me a favor: run out and buy The Mortal Instrument series and Clockwork Angel.  You won't regret it!  

ETA:  The cover of City of Fallen Angels has been released by EW. com (see above).  There is an accompanying video and a teaser from the book you should all check out!  Whet your appetites even more! (Link to Article)

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