Thursday, May 5, 2011

City of Fallen Angels - A Review

City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare (own)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 424pp
  • Sales Rank: 39
  • Age Range: Young Adult


The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old 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 importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, 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 that 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 that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary 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.

My Thoughts:

I was very excited to hear this book from both Simon's perspective was being written. Being a huge fan of this series, I fully expected I would like this book. I wasn't let down.

What a joy to see life through Simon's eyes however filled with turmoil it is. It gave him so much more depth as a character and brought him more to life. humorous since he's a vampire and all lol.

We get non-stop action and drama filled pages as we did with the other books in the series. Always dangers lurking around the corner waiting to trap Clary and Jace and this time Simon.

I loved the new character Jordan. He reminds me a lot of Jace though, all the self-loathing that goes on with these characters is a bit thick but I love them nonetheless. I hope we get to learn more about Maia as well at some point.

Outside of the key characters, I loved getting to see the softer side of Isabelle. She such a bad ass character, you don't get to see that side often and it was nice to see her protectiveness of those she cares for.

What and ending! I had to go look and see if there were more books set to be released because the ending left me freak out a bit and wanting more. I definitely want to see where this is going.

Author's Website: Cassandra Clare


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Aaaaa, I need to get into this one. :) I divored the first three books and have this one. But I have to get through some other books first. :) I will get to this one next month. :) THANK YOU!!!!