Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: City of Fallen Angels

Title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: April 5th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Library Summary from goodreads:
The Mortal War is over, and 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 important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering the 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 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 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.
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.
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MY REVIEW:
I'm giving City of lost souls a high 3 out of 5.
I was really looking forward to this book. I had read all the other three and I was happy with the "ending" of City of Glass. I wasn't expecting this book and the following ones at all. So when I heard it was coming out I was SUPER-DUPER EXCITED!
Sadly I didn't really live up to its predecessors. I loved the old characters and the story. This book kept the same type of style and I liked that Cassandra added some new ones that I related to. One of those new characters is 14 year old Maureen. I liked her character she reminded me of Clary at the begging of the series. She was so naive about the world around her & completely loved that she was crushing on Simon(so am I). Really liked what her character went though & how she has "revived" herself as.
Simon, although I LOVE him, changed in this book.I know he's a vampire, but what I mean is that he's going out with 2 girls and dealing with vampires & still playing in his band. Every time it was his POV I liked reading it and always anticipated getting to his parts. NOW CLARY & JACE. Although I love them, every time they got all over each other I kind of thought they went back and she was a little clingy. Still I loved those scenes at the same time!
The whole bit about Sebastian being inside of Jace got me confused. Liked that twist but it still seems weird. The ending to me was okay. the questions unanswered in this book were good(you know to continue into the next book). Although I didn't LOVE this book it was okay and I did enjoy reading it. SO now I am waiting anxiously for the next book!
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Now I will leave you with the AMAZING trailer for the next book: City of Lost Souls!!

4 comments:

  1. I honestly felt the same way about this book. I was thrown off by Sebastian and his weird obsession with Clare. I also did not really like the ending much. I also did not like the perception of Simon as a "player" it was just weird. I can say I am eager to read the last book and find out what it all boils down to. I now have to read the Infernal Devices.

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    1. OMG IM NOT THE ONLY ONE! right Sebastian was weird with Clary. Yeah I didn't like his new character portrayel but idk if I'm going to continue :/ but I LIVED TID :) Thanks for checking out the review many bloggy hugs Ashley!!

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  2. I've read them and enjoyed the whole series.

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    1. COOL! I enjoyed them up until this point. THERE'S JUST TOO MANY! >_< Thanks for commenting Jaime, much <3!

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