Monday, May 7, 2012

Review: City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1st ptg edition (April 5, 2011)

The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other.
When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

This another book I put off reading. Although I only put this one off becuase I wanted to read Clockwork Angel first to get the full effect of these books. I am a huge TMI fan the first 3 books were amazing and this was no different. 

I must start by saying I <3 Simon! There is so much sarcasim, and witty banter and most of it involoves Simon. I also kinda feel sorry for Clary and Jace, they never catch a break, it can never just be easy for them. There was so much going on in this book, there was Simon and Izzy drama, Jace and Clary drama, and Alex and Mangus drama. We also got to see Camille again! 

One of the best parts of these books is just when I think I know what is going on everything changes! I liked the alternating prespectives which I also think added some tension towards the end. Speaking of the end! how could you do that to us Cassie!?! That ending was killer and I need more now!! 

I give this one 5 stars and am totally shouting from the rooftops "read these books if you haven't already"

1 comment:

  1. I didn't love this one, but I think I might have been in a weird reading slump. The new one comes out... this week? I think. I've got it on preorder. I need to read the second Infernal Devices first, though. It's been sitting on my shelf for way too long! The ending of this one was truly evil, though. I love it!


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