Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments Book Four
424 Pages
Published: April, 2011
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*Synopsis and Review have spoilers if you haven't read the previous books in the Mortal Instruments Series*

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

I was very excited to return to the world of Shadowhunters with Jace and Clary. When I began reading this book for some reason I didn't feel as immersed in it as I had been with the previous three. I mean I read them in one sitting and this one dragged at some point. I felt like I was actually reading instead of experiencing the story. The characters were were their usual selves, awesome to read as always. I felt like some of the humor was being pushed though and it didn't feel natural. Jace and Simon have the funniest interactions but in this book it just didn't flow right. It could be because Jace is dealing with some issues, I understand that, but the other characters? Not so much. 

Speaking of Jace... poor guy! Will he never get a break? Oh how he suffers. The ending of this book was great, it was exciting in a oh-man-the-next-book-is-going-to-be-great kind of way. Some people would call it a cliffhanger, but I definitely didn't see it as one. I don't what to expect of the next book and I can only hope for happiness for all my favorite characters. In City of Fallen Angels we are introduced to an interesting new main-ish character. I hope to learn more about him and his "job" in the next book too, I felt like there is still much to learn about him. 

I give this book 3.5 Stars!

Are you excited about the Mortal Instruments making its way to the movie theaters?

1 comment:

  1. I finally bought the City Of Fallen Angels but I still have to read it.
    I really don't know what to think about the whole movie's weird when your favorite books are adapted anyway but what if it totally sucks?? Something like that always ruins the books for me because I always see the movie whilst reading -.-
    So I hope that it'll be very, very awesome =)



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