April 24, 2011

Review: City of Fallen Angels

Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 424 pages
Hardcover, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Reveiw:

Dark. Suspensful. Intoxicating.

Cassandra Clare does it again in the newest installment of The Mortal Instruments series.

City of Fallen Angels takes place approximatley two months since the war in Idris, and things have seemed to returned to normal, or as normal as they can get with the circumstances.

With ever turn there is a new mystery, a new threat or just an old reoccuring one. I felt like I was reading all this from the shadows, or around a corner. Underworlders play a bigger part of this story. Demons, vampires, werewovles are no longer what they used to be. No longer seperate, but united under the Accords. I could never get a real sense of what was happening until everything started to unfold and in the event all the clues finally added up. Once again, Cassandra Clare leaves you guessing, never giving away anything until the last page. And even then, you're still left in the shadows. Because as long as there is light, you'll find darkness close by.

Jace and Clary's relationship intsenfies immensly. Finally free to be together, nothing seems able to be seperate them. If only this were true. I was already afraid that each, intesne, long passionate kiss they had was their last. That each touch would lead to something more. That each silence would be eternal.

Their's is the only relationship though. With Simon still caught between Isabelle and Maia there is sure to be trouble for this Daylighter. And with Alec away with Mangus, Simon will have no one to turn to when hell falls upon him. Unless he can steady his relationship with Jace. And the new guy? Oh you'll either love or hate the hate new. I'd tell you which one of those pertains to me, but why add even more of my influnce upon you?

This story was beautifully written. It made me laugh, it made me want to cry and it made me yell many times at it. I could see everything before my eyes, so much that when I set it down to go eat dinner, I came back wondering what movie I had been watching because it was just so good.

You will love this book because with each page turn trusts will be tested, relationships under strain and you'll be doubting everything you know. It is no wonder that Cassandra Clare's newest book takes you an emotional spin and keep you yearning for more.

Overall Rating: 4.83/5 stars


P.S. Keep a look out for another version of this review, containg spoilers. These are mostly known as my after book vents. Link to be posted soon!


  1. I've seen this book all over the place. She has so may die hard fans.

  2. I haven't read CoFA, but I loved the other three books!

  3. This book is pure awesomeness !! I can't wait to read the next one. I've heard there will be many Jace/Clary scenes =) !!
    Awesome review ;)

  4. I unfortunately was not a fan on this novel. I really enjoyed TMI, but this was just overkill for me. I got too frustrated to enjoy any of it. I felt since the book was from Simon's POV for some time, it should have involved more of him. I'm almost tired of the Jace and Clary issues. I don't know, after loving TMI, this one didn't sit well with me.

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