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Friday, 20 May 2011
Review for City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
This is a review for the fourth book in The Mortal Instruments series. Although there will be no spoilers about City of Fallen Angels there may be spoilers about the first three books in this series."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."
Unlike a lot of you reading this review I only just recently read and discovered the awesome that is Cassandra Clare’s books. I’ve been working my way through The Mortal Instruments and when I finished City of Glass I knew at that point that the story was going to be carried on. Now I thought City of Glass tied things up very nicely and was a little apprehensive as to where Cassandra Clare was going to take not only City of Fallen Angels but the next 2 additional books after that. Regardless I was still beyond excited for this book and didn’t even question reading it because hello? It’s by Cassandra Clare! And when Cassie writes a book you read it. Even if it’s just because she created Jace Wayland because that after all shows the obvious genius that is there. ANYWAY yes, SUPER excited but also a little anxious, but no need to bother yourselves worrying folks because City of Fallen Angels is amazing, an excellent addition to the series and complements City of Glass and the previous books so well that if you didn’t know Cassie only originally planned to write 3 books you never would have guessed it.
In CoFA Cassandra completely evolves her story showing us the aftermath of the events that took place in City of Glass. I thought that everything regarding that story line was finished but Cassie brings to the table a whole lot of questions I hadn’t even considered. Like how will Simon’s life be affected now that he bares the mark of Cain? Will Jace being brought back from the dead have any consequences? And how can Alec and Magnus pursue a relationship together when Magnus can never age or die? All of this is mentioned during this book along with brand new problems and the epic twists and turns that Cassandra Clare is famous for.
What I really enjoyed about this book was how it really revolved around Simon. Simon is by far my favourite character from this series and I loved delving more into his life especially now that he’s increasingly more interesting with his vampy day lighter status and his mark of Cain that brings sevenfold on to anyone who harms him. Underneath all of his new found awesome he’s still the lovable, dorky, teenage boy that we all fell in love with and I found it interesting watching him juggle his old life with his new one.
This book features all of our old favourite characters and some new faces. If you’ve read Clockwork Angel there are also some references from that thrown in which I found fun to read. I would love if Cassie intertwined her stories even tighter in the future.
The ending of this book finishes on an intense cliff-hanger and I’m already pining for the next book. With City of Fallen Angels Cassandra Clare expertly entwines events in past books with a new exciting plot mixing the old with the new to keep things fresh but still maintaining what the fans love about this series. Cassandra’s mind is a labyrinth of awesome stories and ideas and this woman’s writing never fails to amaze me. I can’t wait to see where she takes us next!
My Rating 4.5/5 starsSynopsis taken from goodreadsThanks go to Walker for sending me this book to review