Friday, April 8, 2011

Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassie Clare
Published by McElderry Books
Date Published: April 5, 2011
Rating: 5/5

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.
Fans of The Mortal Instruments series will agree or disagree on the necessity of the trilogy extension. City of Glass tied up every loose end that City of Bones and City of Ashes introduced, but readers are never satisfied. For that reason, we have three more books to crave.

City of Fallen Angels picks up three months after Raziel kills Valentine and the war between his demonic forces and the new alliance of Nephilim and Downworlders is over. Finally we see Jace and Clary in an actual relationship, as well as Magnus and Alec, and Simon? Well you're just going to have to wait and read the book for yourself.

This book was intense! It definitely felt like it was written for a slightly older audience than the original trilogy. The DSAS was like WHOA! I'm sure Jace/Clary fans will appreciate it.

City of Fallen Angels is a welcome continuation to the original three and I can't WAIT for City of Lost Souls (like most of you). All I have left to say is: Curse you and your cliffhanger endings, Cassandra Clare!!! I still love you though.


  1. I really loved this book sooo much! If I didn't have piles upon piles of books to review, I would've started rereading it immediately after finishing like I did the original three books... :( Oh well - more to look forward to re-reading when City of Lost Souls comes out!!!

  2. *covering eyes* not reading your review yet seeing as I still have not read CoFA. Though, I'm sure your review is nice. Like you.

  3. I just finished this book like...5 mins ago and I agree that it was intense. And that DSAS? one word: HOT! Now I can't wait for the next book :)

  4. I agree with the curse you part, but then we still love her!(: