Wednesday, June 29, 2011

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: Hardcover (424pgs)
Age group: Young Adult
Series: Mortal Instruments #4
Genre: Fantasy
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Description: 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.

Review: Overall this book was good, but it wasn't my favorite in the series. In my opinion this book did have a slow start, and it did not grab my attention until halfway through. When the story line started to pick up I wasn't able to put it down. 

There is a new character introduced in this book. His name is Jordan, and I found myself reading just for Jordan. I loved his personality in this book. He was so laid back, and very excepting of the weired things that were happening. Jordan also had a great bromance with Jace, and it was very entertaining to read. 

Throughout the book you can tell there was something wrong with Jace. I felt bad for him because you can see that he loved Clary so much, but he was pulling himself away from her. There was a scene between Jace and Clary that just made my jaw drop. It was so shocking. 

Also Alec and Magnus come back towards the end of the book. I missed them so much. Next to Clary and Jace, I think they are the cutest couple. I love the bickering between the two of them, and the love they share regardless of all the fighting they do.

There is a big revel that happens at the end of this book that just left me shocked, and I'm excited for the next one. I do hope that it is a little better then this one, and doesn't have a slow start. 

Reading Order
City of Bones
City of Ash
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls
City of Heavenly Fire

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