>City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

> Title: City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instrument Series)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher:McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster)
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Rating: 4/5

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.


CoF=the book title

Simon,Clary, and Jace are back and better than ever. Of course the series was originally suppose to be a trilogy, but instead is turned into a six book deal and of course I was one of those fans who were excited but also upset at the same time. If you say a book series is going to be a trilogy keep it at a trilogy. That’s like JK Rowling saying she wants to write 5 more books to the Harry Potter Series, flat out ridiculous. Anywho I’m kind of glad she did a fourth book. In City of Fallen Angels you get a variety of point of views, but the most point of view you read in is Simon’s since basically most of the plot is circled around him. There are some new characters, characters that you heard about but never met, and more involvement of old characters, which I absolutely loved. I loved almost everything about CoF from the details of where abouts, the writing, the characters just almost everything I loved, but there are somethings that I didn’t love and some setbacks on the book.

I love romance and drama in books, but when the whole book is nothing but relationship problems rather than focusing on what the plot is all about you start to get annoyed and bored a little and want to skip over the relationship drama. The book like I kind of mentioned before was pretty well written and plotted out, but to me it felt like everything happened in an amount of two days instead of almost a week. Everything just happened so fast in the book everything just blurs together and your like wasn’t this or that suppose to happen, but never did. Also (sorry for this spoiler, but everyone knew this was bound to happen) the book was kind of centered around the wedding of Clary’s mom and Luke, but there was no wedding which means it’s going to be in the next book, which a little bit agitates me since Clary was nagging Simon a lot about fixing his relationship problems before the wedding on Saturday.

Thus making the series one of the series i’m becoming skeptical about because there are a lot of details in the book I can sense that are going to be stretched out in the remaining books like Clary and Jace’s I love you, but can’t have you relationship, Simon being an untouchable and also an outcast, and a whole lot of stuff. Moving onto the dialogue, I always loved the character’s witty banter going back and forth at each other but to me, I’m not sure if anyone else felt this way but it seemed a bit forced and everyonce in a while cheesy throughout the book. It didn’t feel natural like it did when it was a trilogy, which basically goes back to why trilogys should stay a trilogy. Other than the minor things that I hope wont affect me from loving this series I loved CoF it was pretty much awesome. I forgot to mention you did a little deeper into why Isabelle acts the way she is and take a little peek into Maia’s past also :D.

(Non-Spoiler) Quotes: “You’re the first Shadowhunter I’ve ever met.” “That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.” — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

“I suppose you’ve always been amazing at this stuff.”- Clary “I was born amazing.” – Jace” — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

“You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies.” Kyle grinned at Jace. “Can you grant wishes?” “That depends,” he (Jace) said. “Do you wish to be punched in the face?” — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

“Hearts are breakable,” Isabelle said. “And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before”.” — Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels)

2 Responses to “>City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare”
  1. P.E. says:

    >I'm getting a bit scared… I love this series but CoFA seems to be getting mixed reviews. I don't want it to ruin the series for me! Btw, great review.

  2. Bellamay says:

    >Aww, don't be scared. Everyone has their own expectations for the series, but yea there has been a lot of mixed reviews I see a lot of 3 ratings and etc and thanks hun 😀

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