Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


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.


**NOTE: If you haven't read the other books in this series, I wouldn't read this review!  I cannot guarantee that this review is spoiler free!**

Just when I thought the Mortal Instruments series was over after City of Glass, Cassandra Clare comes out with a fourth book! I was hesitant to read it, honestly, because City of Glass had closure to it, and I like how it had ended there. However, City of Fallen Angels was yet another wonderful installment to this series.

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after City of Glass ended. Everything is going great back in New York between Clary and Jace, and Simon's well, too. Then Shadowhunters start turning up dead around the City, and no one seems to have a reason as to why this is happening.

City of Fallen Angels has mystery, romance, action, adventure, and, of course, family and friend problems. This seems like a lot to pack into one novel, but Cassandra Clare does it fantastically, as always. The plot is well developed, as are all the characters and sub plots. You can tell that she plans every little detail that happens in the novel so nothing will be wrong or confusing for readers.

This series is one of the best series in young adult literature, overall, and I recommend this series to everyone. I can't say enough how great Cassandra Clare's writing is. Even if these genres aren't usually your "thing" to read, I still think it has a little of everything for every reader to enjoy.

I can't wait for the fifth installment of this series... why is 2012 so far away?!

Short Review:

Read this book now.  If you haven't read the series, read the series now!

Grade: A+


YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! This series is soo good! Can't wait to read this book

Portugal said...

To say I love this series is an understatement. Obsessed is more like it. so I've read and reread the spoilers, and have come to a scary, scary conclusion; Jace and and Clary are going to(for a lack of a better phrase) breakup! For those of you who are team Simon-it's okay, I dont judge- it's ike yay! Or you may be thinking that Simon's too good for Clary. (If so, stop reading and get medical help immediatly.) Of course, in the fashion of romance novels, they'll probably get back togethor in the last book, but it really puts a damper on things, doesnt it?