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Book Review: City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #4
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Source: Birthday gift from my sisters
Published on September 2012 by Otava
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I read the Finnish version, “Langeneiden Enkelten Kaupunki”.

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.

I’m surprised to say that I enjoyed City Of Fallen Angels. It might not belong to one of my favorite books but I thought this one was going to be such a disappointment after Clockwork Angel, especially since the series was supposed to have only three books.

I felt bad for Clary in this book. She was already feeling insecure and her boyfriend’s actions weren’t helpful. I also didn’t like how she acted like she was so important just because she helped stop the war.

I’m mostly confused by how almost every character acted in this book. Simon’s confused but I don’t get why he never told the truth to Maia and Izzy. Jace never bothered to tell anyone what was going with him and Alec is super jealous by all the people Magnus has dated.

I always hear people comparing writings of books but me being me I don’t really see the difference. But I did enjoy the writing in this one more than in earlier books. That’s probably why it didn’t take me two weeks to finish the whole book.

City Of Fallen Angels is more focused on relationships than action, so I think that made me enjoy the book even more. Most people who love fantasy books also love action but I like to see how different relationships deal in the fantasy world. It might have been full of angst but I’m enjoying re-reading these books more and more.

3.5 stars

2 thoughts on “Book Review: City Of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

  1. I really need to waddle back to this series and finish it! Haven’t much been a fan of her writing but your review has me thinking of continuing since we got more relationship centric novels! ❤ your review jamsu!


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