Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: April 5th, 2011

Pages: 424


(Warning: Major Spoilers in this review. I suggest you read the first four books in the series before you read this.)

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And - most importantly of all - she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side - along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy

My Review:

This book was absolutely amazing. Once again, Cassandra Clare did not disappoint me at all. City of Fallen Angels starts off kind of slow, with Simon coming out to his mother about him being a vampire and his mother basically 'disowning' him. On the other hand, though, he's dating two girls at once; Isabelle and Maia which is a controversy in itself. 

Jace and Clary. Oh my gosh, their relationship in this book was so...frustrating. All is well in the beginning of the book, Clary has everything she wants and Jace is her boyfriend. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right? Wrong. Jace starts pulling away from Clary, avoiding her whenever he can get the chance, and Clary starts to get worried. Come to find out (Major spoiler), Jace was being..what's the word for it...possessed by the demon Lilith the whole time. At the end of the book, Lilith is killed and Jace is free again; free to be with Clary. Not for long though...

Magnus and Alec. They are such an amazing couple, I hope they stay together forever, but that probably won't happen, since Alec's got this whole jealousy thing going on. He needs to knock it off and realize that Magnus loves him and no one else. Geez, I'm already going into rant mode, so I'm just going to stop there.

The ending. Holy crap, such a cliffhanger! I'm so glad I have City of Lost Souls already, otherwise I would die...not literally. (Once again, major spoiler coming up) I mean, I knew Sebastian couldn't possibly be dead, but I didn't know he would come back from the dead so soon. So many emotions, sooo many emotions.

Anyways, I loved the book, loved the characters, loved the twists and turns, loved all of the relationships. I basically loved everything about this book. Can't wait to dig into City of Lost Souls!


Happy Reading,


Isabelle said...

City of Lost Souls is even better!

Great review!

Frozen in Fiction said...

Thanks! :)

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