Wednesday, May 18, 2011

City of Fallen Angels....City of Fallen Expectations

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, # 4)

By: Cassandra Clare

Expected Publication: April 5th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's, Margaret K. McElderry

424 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--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.

Ok...I have to say, I was not happy at all with this book. I'm a Cassandra Clare fan, but this book just didn't measure up to me. I felt closure with the characters and their story lines after the City of Glass, but opening them back up just feels unsatisfactory to me. I felt it was predictable, which I'm beginning to really HATE about a book/story. Even the parts where I felt like she was trying to create some intrigue just felt forced.

Things I liked: the ties from Clockwork Angel into this series, Simon and Isabelle's relationship, at this point, that's all I've got.

Jace and Clary were completely unsatisfying to me in this story. The ending obviously set up the next book, but I don't like it. Sorry. 3 Stars...that's the best I can do.

Updated: July 7, 2018

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