Wednesday, 18 January 2012

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal War is over, and 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 important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend. 

But nothing comes without a price. 

Someone is murdering the 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 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 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. 

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.

Forth installment bring it on! I'm one of those people who celebrated when I found out that there are going to be three more books in my favorite series.
I heard a lot of people says that she no longer needed to add more books in the series because the trilogy is great as it is, but as fan of TMI, I beg to differ! In my heart I knew I still needed more! xP

For me this book is about fighting your inner demons and finding the strength to forgive yourself.

In this book, I didn't see much changes in Clary's growth, yes she is training to be a shadowhunter now but she still weak as a mundane here, brave but weak. What I do love about her in this book is that her faith in Jace is as strong as ever.

Jace here in the CoFA, is much more vulnerable since he has been revive from the dead by the Angel Raziel, expose from all evil like a newly born baby. I can totally see that Jace can be as fragile as a vase whenever it comes to Clary.

Simon on the other hand has finally became mature in my eyes. In this book you can feel the struggle he has in exposing the truth when it comes to his secret life as a vampire. Simon also struggled here with the fact that no matter how many times he tries to act human, the more
he finds himself struggle, with the vampire side of him.

I love how I couldn't guess who the villain was! It was really unexpected.
I also love the climax! I wasn't expecting the person who was once weak can now deafeat someone strong.
I did however expected the ending,  in order for the book to progress to the next book.

4/5 stars!


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