Saturday, April 30, 2011

City Of Fallen Angels - Review

*Sorry this post is so late, but better late then never right? Actually I don't believe that. I try to always be early because it's rude to be late.  Anyway here's my review. 

City Of Fallen Angels
By Cassandra Clare

Summary: 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. 

Two years ago, as I read City of Glass I was under the assumption that it was the final book in the series. I was happy with that ending. While it had left some things open, I was very happy with how it all came together. Because of that I was excited when I heard about City of Fallen Angels just because I loved the previous books so much, However I didn’t find myself as crazy with waiting for it to come out. It even took me a couple of weeks to go out any buy it after it had been released, but I loved it as much, if not more as all the others.

Drama and suspense is nothing new from Cassandra Clare, we saw so much of it in the first three books, but this one had just as much if not more. I couldn’t put it down. I brought it everywhere with me that I could get away with. Clare has an addictive way of writing that makes you hungry for more. One moment you’re following one character and then you switch over to another that is in a completely different obstacle. All those different plots and characters always link together and make this book so intense and fun to read.

There was a few new characters in City of Fallen Angels, some you would know from Clockwork Angel and some completely new ones. I felt that these characters worked well for the story. It didn’t feel like Cassandra Clare was forcing a new plot and characters on us. They felt right, and like they belonged. I really enjoyed them. 

While I wish Jace could just have a break for once (he really deserves one), I thought City of Fallen Angels was an excellent addition to the series. I can’t wait to see what else Cassandra Clare has in store for us next.


*Actually I just wanted to add that I really didn't like this cover. I thought it was no where near comparison of the other three. What do you think? 

1 comment:

  1. Simon however, shares his serious issues with almost no one and that's also hard to watch. His friendship with Clary has evolved throughout the series but Clare reminds readers of its strength and sustainability this time around.


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