Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A review for City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


Posted by Jessica

Published Date: 5th April, 2011
Finished Date: 19th April, 2011
The Blurb: 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. 



The Review: After some slugging on my part I managed to finish the book last night. Now it took me a while, not because it wasn’t good. But mostly because it’s been hot here in England and I haven’t wanted to read a lot.  Putting that aside I managed to get through it.


Anyway, I liked this book. It wasn’t as good as the previous three in the series so far, but I still enjoyed it. City of Fallen Angels takes place 2 months after the aftermath of City of Glass. Jace and Clary are finally together, but Jace is acting weird and seems to be distancing himself from Clary, which becomes clear in the end of the book. This book mostly revolves around Simon, and how he’s dealing with being a vampire-not just any vampire a ‘Daylighter’-a vampire who can walk around in daylight thanks to the angel blood that he has within him. Not only that, he’s trying to figure out how to juggle two girlfriends. So typical 16 year old then? Anyway, things take a turn for the worst and Simon starts to get hunted buy creepy hooded figures, which all becomes clear towards the end of the book.

I felt City of Fallen Angels was slow to build up, which I didn’t mind so much but after having SO MUCH happen in the previous three books I was hoping for a little more…..umph to it? Don’t get me wrong, Cassie did an amazing job, and it was nice to read it, and be reunited with the characters, which are so familiar to me now that I felt like I was with friends.  Nicely done Cassie.

Moving on to the villain. Well to be honest I preferred Valentine but I can work with Lilith she’s pretty much the embodiment of evil anyway. I just think she lacked something (not sure what) all I know is Valentine was better. That’s all I have to say.

I love the entrance of Kyle to the series, this was a great turn and I’m looking forward to see how this pans out with the Simon, Maia, Isabelle fiasco. Interesting.

I was soooo pleased to see Alec and Magnus back again (Malec). Alec in the beginning really pissed me off after finding out about Magnus and Camille back in the 1800’s (See Clockwork Angel for full details on that). BUT he got over himself and became the Alec we all know and love. Yay! Either way, Cassie IF you read this….I’d like to request more Malec please. Thanks!

Right moving on to the ‘supposed’ cliffy at the end?

***Little spoiler coming up. Sorry***

Not so much a cliffy as an ‘I kinda suspected that, so I’m not overly shocked or surprised’ which is true. I wasn’t. After Sebastian was revealed by Lilith, I wasn’t shocked at the end that TA DA Sebastian lives! Of course he does! Anyway it was a nice turn of events; I suspected from the end of City of Glass that Sebastian would make his re-grand entrance. We sort of see him in a glass coffin, kinda dead, but not dead. He was like Snow White with the eternal sleep thing. Except to wake Sebastian the kiss of true love wasn’t going to work. Nope he needs angel blood mixed with Shadowhunter blood. Enter Jace Wayland-Herondale-Lightwood. So yeah angel blood + Sebastian = dum dum dummmmmm!

Nice turn of events on that bit and I really think that January 2012 is wayyy tooo long to wait for City of Lost Souls!


Anyway, I think that’s about it for this review. Hope it didn’t suck too much. *shrug*


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Posted by Donna
Finished Date: April 9th, 2011
The Blurb: 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. 


The Review: I read this book over two weeks ago and I'm still struggling to find the words to write. So..all I'm going to say is.........AMAZING! LOVED everything even the cliffhanger at the end! READ IT! and can't wait for the next one. 

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

This book is an emotional roller coaster, very well written :)