Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Congratulations to Cassandra Clare!

City of Fallen Angels is a success!

This April, Clare’s newest installment of the Mortal Instruments series, City of Fallen Angels, hit bookshelves (and e-books) around the country.  It was an immediate success, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list at #1, The Wall Street Journal fiction bestseller list at #1, and the USA Today bestseller list at #2.

That’s great news for Clare, publishing giant Simon & Schuster, and fans of the series. 

While City of Glass was intended to be the final book in the series, the success of the series convinced Clare and her publishers to continue the story.  Instead of focusing solely on former main character, Clary, the point of view of this book is divided by the perspectives of Clary, Jace, and most particularly Simon.  The main story surrounds Simon’s gradual transformation into and acceptance of  life as a vampire.  When tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters escalate, it is the reluctant Simon who must work to bring peace.

Buy or check out a copy of City of Fallen Angels at a bookstore or library near you.  I know that I will!  Let’s see if the fourth book lives up to the reputation of the rest of the series.

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