Saturday, April 23, 2011

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Summary Provided by 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.

My Thoughts:
I bought my copy of City of Fallen Angels (CoFA) at 9am the morning it came out at Barnes & Noble. Despite having work for the next 8 hours, I had finished the book by 1 am. I physically was not able to put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen to my favorite team of shadowhunters! Cassandra Clare has delivered another amazing book in The Mortal Instruments series and I can not wait to see what else she has in store for us!

There is not one character in all of Clare’s book that I am not obsessed with! I really care for every single one of them, even the bad ones! Everyone has such depth and personality. I was surprised at how much Simon transformed from a nerdy, Clary-obsessed, adorable nerd to a strong, brave, honest, adorable nerd, who now happens to be a vampire! I loved Simon! He just got to me so much more in CoFA. I hated seeing him struggle with his new-found vampire status, but I have to say he was kind of bad-ass. No matter what changes happened to him, he would not hurt the people he loved. What I didn’t like was that he was with Maia and Isabelle at the same time. I thought it was out of character for him.

I also hated to see how much Jace struggles in this book. Jace might act like the sarcastic jerk who doesn’t let anything bother him, but he is dealing with a lot of crap from his past and it is hard for him to let people in. Jace deals with his problems by himself, which makes everything worse. He keeps pushing Clary away, so not to hurt her. I have to say though, that was getting kind of old. Just friggen talk to her about your problems already!! Now add what happened to Jace at the end of CoFA, and I really have no idea what’s going to happen to him. I really hope he can get through this with everything intact, but I highly doubt it.

Speaking of other characters, I loved Alec and Magnus in this one! I’m glad Alec is finally able to accept who he really is and I thought it was adorable how jealous he was of Magnus’s past. We even learned a little bit about what makes Isabelle tick. I liked learning more about her and seeing what is underneath.

I am a much bigger fan of The Infernal Devices series, so I loved when Will was mentioned and really enjoyed learning more about Camille. I loved her in Clockwork Angel, but not so much in this one. CoFA just made me that much more excited for Clockwork Prince!!

Either way, this is a series that is not to be missed. There are plot curves everywhere and it is such a fantastic book, that I might have to read the first three again, just so I could be apart of the world Clare has created!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review! I'm only on book 2 of this series. I can't wait to get the next two now! XD Thanks for posting this!

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