Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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
Summary taken from Goodreads
I am going to try my hardest to make this an actual review and not just the insane ravings of a fan girl.
But no promises.
If for some reason you haven't read this series then I have one thing to say to you.... what the hell is wrong with you??
Cassandra Clare has a way of pulling you in, hard, and never letting go. I tried my hardest to read this slowly. To savor every word. In the end, that meant reading it in two sittings instead of one. It couldn't be help. As soon as I set the book down, it called to me again. Begging me to devour it. I just had to. Clare's characters and descriptions and her writing style is just wonderful.
I loved watching Clary becoming a bit braver, fighting even harder to protect the people she loves. Her and Jace... I don't even know where to begin. They are memorizing. Their love for each other is so real. Their story is one I don't think I will ever forget.
And can I mention the alley scene? *Shivers* I don't think I have ever read a scene that hot in a YA book before. I reread at least three times. Or, you know, seven.
Simon's story was interesting, but it just didn't hold sway over me like Jace and Clary's did. That may or may not have something to do with the fact I am completely in love with Jace. But I still liked getting to see him get used to being a vampire and everything that entailed. Though I did have to force myself every now and then to not just skip ahead when Clare left us hanging on something between J&C. Which she did. A lot.
The ending left me completely speechless. I just sat there staring. When words did return, they were mostly cuss words. Clare is the master of 'leave them wanting more.'
I would compare my love for these books to something akin to my love for Harry Potter but not which as vast (Sorry Cassie!). But still, just like HP, I have no idea how I am going to make it a year before we find out what happens next. At least I will have Clockwork Prince to help me through this dark time.
Five out of five stars. Another wonderful book from Clare.
I think I literally could go on and on about all the things I loved about this book. But I'll just leave it at this: This series is worth your time. Read it.