Saturday, May 21, 2011
Review of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
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.
So if you already didn't know I'm as huge fan of The Mortal Instruments Series and an even bigger fan of Jace. Besides Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires series, Jace sounds like my ideal guy. Therefore, I must admit I'm a bit protective of him.
That all being said I'm very confused and upset about what happens to Jace throughout this novel. Do you ever feel like authors just won't leave the characters alone and let them be happy? I completely understand if they did this it would be an incredible boring book and wouldn't sell any copies, but my love of Jace wants him to be happy.
Ok enough about that, on with the rest of the review. I love how Cassandra Clare transitioned from the conflict with Valentine to this new direction. It isn't often an author can extend their series and do it flawlessly.
We get to see a lot more of Simon in this nove;, in fact, he plays a very important and significant part. I love that he's geeky and sweet, yet he's the most terrifying vampire let alone downworlder there is.
Be ready for a rollercoaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading way past your bedtime.
Overall it's a great installment to an excellent series and if you haven't read City of Bones yet...go do it, seriously you won't regret it.