6.13.2011

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): 

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.

My Review: I wasn't all that impressed with this, the latest instalment of Shadowhunter tales. The first three in the series were great, each getting better as they went a long, but this one sort of fell flat on it's face.

The plot was lame. It kept going in circles, never quite getting to the point. There was nothing really driving the plot. Where the other three had Valentine, a notorious white-haired big-armed man with a history of doing things that were bad to keep the story moving and interesting, this one had comparatively nothing. It was struggling to keep chugging forward. The climax was rather weak. It wasn't well written, it was predictable, and it was too sudden and forced.

Overall I can't say that I enjoyed this book all that much. The first three books definitely don't need this one, and this one adds nothing to them, it only takes away. If you're planning on reading these, I would say stop at the third one.



Thanks for reading! Up next for review: The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan followed by Solid by Kelley Workinger.

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