Thursday, April 21, 2011

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Hello everyone. I finished reading City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Series #4) by Cassandra Clare. She has also published City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1), City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Series #2), City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3), and Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Series #1). If you have not read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments Series I would not continue reading this review. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: 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: A new chapter in our favorite characters lifes. In the last book in The Mortal Instruments, City of Glass, Clary went to Idris to find Jace and help destroy her father Valentine and because of her actions there was a war between demons, Downworlders, and Shadowhunters. Max was killed, Sebastian (Johnathan) was "killed" and Jace almost died when is "father" Valentine stabbed him in the heart, but because of the angel Raziel and Clary, Jace lived. This book brings us back to New York City, six weeks after the war in Idris. Shadowhunters are dieing, Simon is being threatened and hunted down,  and Jace and Clary's relationship is truly tested. I am glad to read more about my favorite characters Jace, Clary, and Simon. I will never stop laughing at Jace's sarcastic mouth, or be amazed at how brave Clary is, or even how strong and nice Simon can be. Older characters like Magnus Banes, who I had a blast to read about once again, also Alec and Isabelle, the two strong and heroic siblings, Luke, Maia, and Jocelyn. There are a few new character in this book like Kyle and Maureen. The writing style was fantastic and couldn't be any better. The way Cassandra can pull you into a story and leave you breathless to the very last word is outstanding. I defaintly give this book a 5/5, I would give it something higher if I could.


Pub. Date: April 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 424pp
Chapters: 19
Age Range: Young Adult

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