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Saturday, May 14, 2011

City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

(Sorta late, sowwy)


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,



Doesn't that make you want to rub you hands in anticipation?  Well okay, maybe not anticipation since we've probably all read it by now.  But still, you must have felt something like that IT'S CITY OF FALLEN FREAKIN ANGELS.  Of course you did...


There is absolutely no point in writing a review for this  novel.  It is after all, Cassandra Clare.    We know the book will be great.  But was it slightly (just a hint) disappointing?  Possibly...Here's why.

At first glance, COFA seemed low-key and simple, but there was actually a whole new plot arising. I liked the plot, but it was a little less stressful/all those cool engaging adjectives than the other books. But I think that's going to be the build up. The build up to an epic follow up novel, possibly named City Of Lost Souls. (<---JUST SAYIN).

I liked that the book included everybody else's story. It wasn't focused on Clary like before, now the plot rotated around Clary, Simon, Isabelle, Jace, Alec...etc.  For those of us who read The Infernal Devices, there are a few ties (sort of like a brain teaser).  The last 20-30 pages of the book were uh---shocking, to say the least.

If you haven't guessed already, the book was bomb.  I expect it will be the low-key installment of the series, that invites an epic follow up.  It royally sucks that we have to wait until May 2012 for another fix of The Mortal Instruments.  But hey, it takes time for magic to happen!  

It's hard for me to write about the book because there's nothing bad I can say about it!  And all the good was to be expected!  

I'm not giving COFA the seal, because its COFA.  It's pretty obvious it will be above and beyond premium.  I can't wait to see how Cassandra Clare continues the Mortal Instruments series 

If you haven't read City Of Bones (the first installment in The Mortal Instrument series), I really recommend you do.  It's one of the best YA books out there!

5 comments:

  1. This was a great read and i am a huge fan of the series! However, i loved the third book the best and this book kind of reverses the happy ending that city of glass gives. that was heartbreaking to me. why bring back satans spawn? hopefully the next will revive my love of jace.

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