4/12/11

City of Fallen Angels



                                                 Author: Cassandra Clare
                                                    Pages: 424
                                         Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
                                                 Format: Hardcover
                                            My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Summary (from Goodreads)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.


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My Summary: It's been six weeks since the war in Idris, and Clary's life has just begun to return to normal - well, as normal as it can get, seeing as her soon-to-be step-father is a werewolf and she and her friends are demon-hunters. But Clary's happy with the way things are: she and Jace are finally able to be together, and everything seems right with the world...

But things are far from okay - Simon's being sent mysterious messages and attacked by mysterious figures in hoods; Jace is pulling away and acting strangely; Shadowhunters are being killed and left in places to make it seem like the work of Downworlders... 

They thought it was all over when Valentine was killed, but it's only just begun.

My Thoughts: My first attempt at writing a review for this book ended with a a few dozen curse words amidst a whole bunch of gibberish like ihhnk,sndfkl;dsjfphjsdgfdosjsdjfsd, so I took a few hours to calm down and read the dictionary, and now I'm ready to write a review that makes sense (I hope).

Firstly, I absolutely ADORE Cassandra Clare's writing style! It's always smooth and flawless and sarcastic and funny and just plain beautiful. And it seems to just get more and more polished with each and every book! 

Secondly, (and this is where the swearing started last time), this book was so incredibly amazing! When I first heard that Cassie was continuing the story, I kinda went, "what else could she do with it? The bad guy's dead!" but of course I never should have doubted her! Cassie took the teeny tiny loose ends from City of Glass and created a suspenseful, mind-boggling read that I can't seem to get out of my head. 

I especially loved the development of Simon and the introduction of Kyle! Simon was always one of my favourite characters and I loved getting to see how he adapted to life as a vampire (along with dating two girls who were more than capable of ripping him to shreds)!

Final Thoughts: I don't know if there's much more I can say to make you want to read this amazing book. What are you waiting for? Seriously. I don't care if you haven't even read the first 3 books in the series; go to the bookstore and get all 4! I promise you won't ever regret it.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I love every bit of the TMI series, especially Magnus. *dreamy sigh*

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte.

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