Thursday, November 1, 2012

City of Fallen Angels (Book 4)

"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 who used to be in Valentine's Circle, 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. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side - along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls - neither of whom knows about the other one.
When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she 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.
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels."

As I began reading City of Fallen Angels, I was pretty stoked. I was enjoying the writing, the characters developing.. Clary and Simon less annoying and Jace and Clary's love stronger. Unfortunately, the more I kept reading, the book kept losing its steam. A lot of great ideas and story lines, just not executed well enough. I felt like everything just happened too easily and was slapped together. Half of me is interested in where they are going now with the series, but half of me can see why people liked it as just a trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. This is probably the weakest out of all the books, at least for me. The next book is a lot better. And if you haven't read the Infernal Devices books yet, you really need to, since I think that's by far the strongest trilogy.