Wednesday, April 27, 2011

City of Fallen Angels By Cassandra Clare {Mini Review}

City of Fallen Angels:
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.

Since there are hundreds of reviews for this book around the web, I'm going to keep mine brief. Cassandra Clare is a gifted author and I truly enjoy the world of the Shadowhunters she has created, but I found that I was not as enthralled with this book as I was with the original three. To me, it wasn't until the last quarter of this book that the page-turning action really picked up. But despite my nit-picking about the slow pace, I still loved each and every character, Cassandra's new story-line and I'm definitely looking forward to City of Lost Souls.

1 comment:

  1. Felt exactly the same way. I don't think we're alone, but I think a lot of people are glossing over to have the 5-star review that gets publicized. There are reviews everywhere on this, though, you're right. I'm just not a brief person. My review is here if you're interested in commiserating.



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