Thursday, November 24, 2011

City of Fallen Angels by cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Pages: 424

Love, blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon doesn’t quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two girls at once. What’s a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.

Okay, just to start this off, I actually didn't like this book as much as the first three. I mean, yea, it was good, but I think Miss./Mrs. Clare kind of slacked off a bit.  I like action, and this focused to much on the love lives of everybody, it wasn't until the last hundred pages or so that I started getting interested in it.

The main character, Clary, has always been annoying to me, but that's what makes the book enjoyable, I mean as much as we all hate annoying people there has to be at least one in every book.  I actually enjoyed the fact that she started her training as a shadowhunter. She wasn't a completely clueless a point.  Jace, well he's just amazing anyway, and I liked that it wasn't all about those two this time, I was glad to see that we got to get with Simon too.  Speaking of, Simon is pretty awesome, but not as awesome as Jace. <3 The other semi-main characters were Camille, Magnus, Alec, Isabelle, Maia, and Kyle.  They made the plot at least a little more interesting.

I actually didn't like the plot all that much. It was mostly focused on Jace and Clarys' tedious, never-gonna-happen relationship.  I like a lot of action, and comparing it to the first three books it just wasn't as good.  There was one major battle scene, and I wouldn't even consider it a battle.  More like Simon saving everybodys butts.  That was amusing actually. 

It took me a couple of days to finish this book because no matter how hard I tried I just could not get into it.  And I mean, I'm biased already because I absolutely LOVE Cassandra Clare, but this book actually diminished some of my love.  The ending.....oh. my. God. I hope she's writing another book, because if that's how she's going to end it, then I'm going to cry. So overall, it was decent, but not up to my expectations of her.


1 comment:

  1. Okay now that I got that out of the way I will get on with the actual review. City of Fallen Angels is another wonderful addition to the Mortal Instruments series. I was skeptical at first because I really liked how everything ended in City of Glass but Cassandra Clare did not disappoint.

    City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the ending of City of Glass. Everything seems to be going good until Shadowhunters turn up dead, murdered to be exact. The Shadowhunters are being killed for a reason and now it's up to the old gang to find out why.