Saturday, April 16, 2011

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 424
Release date: April 5th
Source: Bought
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.

My review: 

I wish I could say that CoFA was my favourite out of all the books, but I couldn't say that honestly. . . They were all just so great that it's too hard to choose!  I love everything about the Mortal Instruments books, down to every last detail!

As with all the others in the series, my favourite thing was the astounding characters that Cassandra Clare formed.  Jace is easily the best out of all of them; he's so tortured and sweet!  I'd seen it coming a little from City of Glass, but I loved how Jace was beginning to doubt if Clary really loved him or not and that was his main weakness when it came to his being possessed.  I also really liked being able to see the boy who turned Maia into a wolf, and was surprised to see how nice he was.  I imagined him very differently.

As with all the other books in the series, the plot was amazing.  Cassandra Clare did a good job in keeping me interested throughout the whole book, while still having a part at the end that really kept me on the edge of the seat.  I didn't think I would as much, but I actually quite enjoyed having much of the book told in Simon's point of view.  In the other books, he wasn't one of my favourites, but now I understand him a little more.

However.  Yes, there is a however.
Why did I have to read it right after it came out?  The ending is a huge cliffhanger, and now I have to wait a long time for the next book!  Oh well.  At least I loved City of Fallen Angels, and even if I had known it had a cliffhanger, I probably still would have been too excited not to read it!  If you haven't read the Mortal Instruments books yet, I advise you to read them  now!

Characters: 5+/5
Plot: 5/5
Originality: 5/5
Writing: 5/5

In total,


  1. I LOVED this book... poor Jace! I'm dying to know what happens next.

  2. I kind of skimmed over this since I haven't read the book yet. But knowing there is a huge cliffhanger, it might have been the better choice. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to wait, but at least be waiting I'll have less time to wait for the follow up


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