January 19, 2012

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In City of Fallen Angels, someone's killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters. Internecine warfare among vampires is ripping 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. Meanwhile Jace and Clary investigate a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels."

My Thoughts: 
This ...is not good ; and I don't mean the book ☹

The story was great but now I am compelled to read the fifth book in the mortal instrument series which I understand is not out yet. City of Lost Souls, and the sixth, City of Heavenly Fire . I hate waiting . I'm scared of what is going to happen next ..... dun dun dun dun

I don't even want to say . You are just going to have to read it for yourself . City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire continue the story begun in City of Bones. These three books contain all the characters from the previous three books and are told from a mixed point of view — mostly Clary, sometimes Jace or Alec or Simon. (There is no special emphasis on Simon.)

I was somewhat reluctant to think city of fallen angels wasn't going to be as good as I thought because there was more of Simon but as the story progressed I saw he had a much bigger part to play than all the rest of the characters in this book, because of the Mark , so I kept reading and boy-o-boy what a nightmare ! The first chapter to me felt like Clary and Jace weren't the same , that their characters changed a little bit and I was disappointed they didn't seem real but after I continued reading it , I wasn't disappointed all that much .

The book doesn't end on a good note though. *shivers* It's frightening! If you don't want to read spoilers than quit reading this right now .

             *****ATTENTION SPOILER ALERT!*****

Sebastian aka Jonathan, Valentines creation, rises again because of Jace and they become One :x

Camille is under Liliths orders and goes around killing the bad shadowhunters that used to be in valentines circle to use in a ceremony to resurrect Jonathan! Ugh! She disappears and nOone knows where to find her .

As you remember Jace being brought back from the dead in city of glass by the Angel Raziel well the whole cosmos was unbalanced and just as an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth or life for life , Jace is compelled by evil Jonathan aka sebastian to bring him back from the dead . Yes, Jace thought he killed him by the river but Lilith preserved his body in a water tomb . Lilith was Adam's first wife and she is a Greater demon who is as old as Adam and knows human ways more than anyone else who has ever lived . Not even Magnus is as old as she is . The mother of dead children . We know Jocelyn is Jonathan's aka sebastians mother but she hated him for what Valentine did to him , making out of him the monster that he is . He is horrible I must say .

In some parts of the book , Will Herondale is mentioned but that was 100 years ago and he is long time dead already except well Magnus Bane as you recall is still around and loves Alec Lightwood now .

I loved Magnus Bane character , I think he is one of my favorites. Looking back on Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Angel we also know Valentine played a big part in that series whereas I think he was the Magister. Valentine is now dead though . He died in City of Glass.

             ***********End of Spoiler************

'by the angel' Cassie Clare suggests that if you have already read City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass, than you should read Clockwork Angel before you read City of Fallen Angels. This is because characters who you first meet in Clockwork Angel show up in City of Fallen Angels and seeing them in CoFA will be more interesting for you if you have read Clockwork Angel first. Clockwork Angel also comes out six months before City of Fallen Angels, so it makes sense to read it when it is released. Nothing in Clockwork Angel will spoil COFA for you. Nothing in COFA will spoil Clockwork Angel for you. The two series are meant to be read as companion books. They enhance but do not spoil one another. You are certainly not required to read Clockwork Angel before starting City of Fallen Angels. Think about it this way — in a few years, all the books will be completed. Most people will either start with The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices, and read their way directly through that series before starting the other one. That is how readers normally read — nobody just reads an author’s work in publication order — so by absolute necessity, the series must stand alone without each other. She says the reason she recommends doing so is because it’s fun — not because you have to.-----source

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