Friday, July 8, 2011

City of Fallen Angels REVIEW!!

 "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."

ALRIGHT, so I wanted to start by saying that I LOVED City of Glass, HOWEVER; I wasn't a fan of City of Bones ( I don't think many people were) this one to me was more like City of Bones. I really could have done without it. I was happy to see that Cassandra Clare continued the series, I just wish it had the awesomeness that COG had. The relationship between Clary and Jace didn't seem to develop anymore from the last book, it actually seemed to take a step back. While reading this I felt that this book is just a filler for the rest of the story. The important stuff in this book took up MAYBE 50 pages, the rest was just filler. If you are looking for action in this book, there is definitely not much.

There were quite a few things that I did like bout this book. I liked that the villain was somebody different, I had a feeling that Valentine was gonna come back as a demon or something (thank goodness he didn't). Of course just simply because it's part of The Mortal Instruments series. There were a few plot twist that I didn't see coming, part of it being the things with Simon.

  • There was WAY to much Simon in this book ( I know it was told before the book even came out that there was gonna be more Simon, but I didn't think it was gonna be that much). I honestly didn't care what happened with him, and how his life turned out. I did understand why he was in the book so much and why he was important to the story line. Simon as a character was..I don't even know how to explain him. He was a lying, cheating, no good SOB. He shoulda gotten it a lot worse then he did. I can't believe that Miss. Clare let him off the hook like he was.
  • Now to the two characters I wanted to know the most about. Clary in this book seemed different then she did in the other three, she didn't seem as hard headed. She did seem a bit more whiny then normal (that seems to be my favorite word). She's training to be a shadow hunter, but doesn't seem to take it seriously.
  • Jace was VERY bi-polar like in this one; but he did have kind of the same quality in the other one. One minute he would be so in love with Clary then the next he wouldn't want anything to do with her. You do find out later in the book why this is, but it is kind of annoying when you're reading. I wanted to scream at him at the end of the book, I know he didn't have a choice of what happened but !!!!!.
  • In my opinion there was not enough Magnus, he added such a "flair" to the first three books but that wasn't in this one. Him and Alex finally show up about 200 pages in, and then don't have that much page time. There whole "page time" is pretty much taken up by Alex throwing a fit, like a two year old (or a teenage girl).

Of course if you've read the other three, you should read this one. If you are satisfied with the way COG ended you could just stop there.

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