Book Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret McElderry (Simon and Schuster)
Published: April 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating: 3/5


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The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old 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 importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, 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 that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary 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.

This is my least favorite in the series.

The story starts so slow and it’s hard for me to pick it up again. You know why? Because I don’t think that the ending of the City of Glass were cliffhanger. Everytime there’s a new character here, there’s a gut feeling that it could be a villain. And I’m right! It’s already predictable. And this story is all about Simon. Simon after the aftermath in Idris. He dated two girls at the same time. I don’t hate Simon but I got bored reading about him. And also I got frustrated by Jace especially when he said this.

” Why aren’t you talking to me? ” – Clary

” Because I can’t talk to you. I can’t be with you, I can’t even look at you” – Jace

And what I love in this story was that Jace was possessed by the Greater Demon. And then Sebastian was alive again. 

Even though I got frustrated in this book, the flow of the story in the middle part got me wide awake.


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