review: city of fallen angels

18 January 2012

book info:
ages: 13 and up
grades: 7 and up
on sale: now!
copy from: library
pages: 424

title: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments 4)
author: Cassandra Clare
stars: 4

{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.}

my thoughts:
First time in a while that I stayed up to read a book. As you know it's been a while, hehe. First off, it's been such a long time since I read City of Glass and I like how I started reading right into where it left off.

Lots of Simon. I like Simon's humble character, his sensitive and confused character. However I have to admit, I. love. Jace. I got really disappointed when I heard there was more Simon, however there was Jace. Cassandra Clare seems to surprise me SO much! After each majour shocking event, she out do's herself with another. I thought things couldn't get worse! But they did. I'm really shocked and sad.

characters: everyone seemed a bit detached from before, but otherwise the characters and written beautifully. Each seeming so real and though the whole back story is crazy, I can somehow relate (put myself in their shoes kind of thing) I love the near tangible chemistry between them.

plot: F*cking hell. Of all stories, Cassandra Clare's seem to always have a lovely fast paced plot that I love. Well done! It alternates between Simon and Clary with a bit of Jace as well. Alec and Magnus are mentioned too! Cute sweet Alec ^_^

style: unique. 

overall: Not a MUST READ, I guess you can leave off at City of Glass, but I really liked this book and how it continues the story. I would recommend reading it ^_^

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