Sunday, May 1, 2011

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release:  April 5, 2011
Pages: 424
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Source: Finished copy thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada
Synopsis:
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.

Review:
Okay, hands up for who has not read The Mortal Instruments Series. All of you with your hands up should be going to the store now to get this awesome series. Unfortunately, I was one of those people for far too long. I just began to read this series in late 2010 and have loved them ever since. Needless to say, when my copy from Simon & Schuster Canada showed up in the mail I freaked out and read it as soon as I opened the package. I was not at all surprised to be completely engrossed in it by Chapter Two and not be able to put it down at all the entire time.

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous cover than one of The Mortal Instruments Series? They all look good together, they use stunning colours and the models are all perfect for the characters they portray. And they also keep the same theme. They have not chosen to change the covers in the middle of the series or changed the theme in the second part of the series. That really impressed me a lot. Plus, the hard cover copies are very light catching and metallic. That grabbed the attention of a lot of people around me when I read and even some of my non-reader friends commented on how nice the covers are.

In City of Fallen Angels, we see the return of the cast of characters from the rest of The Mortal Instruments Series, though a month later. In this book we get to see the characters put through challenges in their lives, relationships and family life that you will never see coming. In addition, we also get to see Jace and Clary as a couple. Also, we see many different sides of Simon through his point of view as well as through the eyes of other characters. The whole time I read the book, one of my favorite parts was the amount of development that all the characters went through.

The writing in all of Cassandra Clare's books, that I've read, is unique and captivating at all times. She has this writing style that clicks with her setting and story that makes it an awesome reading experience. The story itself in City of Fallen Angels is one that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat the entire time. From start to its cruel end. Cruel, you may ask? Yes, cruel. Cruel in the fact that I have to wait a year for the next book to come out to find out what happens to the characters. The end was a huge cliffhanger that I have a very love/ hate relationship with. Overall, City of Fallen Angels is a fantastic read that I think anyone would love.

The best part of City of Fallen Angels? Impossible to pick. My rating is easy for this one: 5/5 without a doubt. If you haven't picked this book up yet, go! Run! Go get it, I promise it is full of awesome.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds awsome, can't wait to read. Just got to start the first one!!

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  2. Hey, I'm here from the blog hop!:D
    I have to admit, I haven't read this series yet *raises hand*, but I have purchased the first book (does that count?).
    How cool would it be if a fifth book came out?
    Well anyways, awesome review and cute blog(:
    lisa
    www.turningpages94.blogspot.com

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