Thursday, May 19, 2011

My review of "City of Fallen Angels"

       City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare is the fourth installment in an awesome fantasy series for young adults. I have always liked Cassandra Clare's writing, as well as the humor she includes in her books, and City of Fallen Angels did not disappoint. Though, I feel that the series could have easily ended at the conclusion of the last book, City of Glass, and this fourth book felt a little unnecessary; I love these books, so I shouldn't complain. I enjoyed reading chapters from Simon's perspective, (if you haven't read the previous books you won't know who he is, and I'm not going to spoil it for you--just read the books!) and I like how there was a bit more of a focus on Alec and Magnus's relationship.
    The action was exciting and the pace quick. I do have a complaint, though. This book seemed a little too angsty, especially Jace. Angst can be a good thing, but I feel there was too much: "I don't deserve your love, Clary," followed by: "okay,  maybe I do," and ending with: "Never mind!!! I spoke too soon! I'm a miserable human, you're too good for me!" Well, maybe that is a little exaggerated, but I seriously felt like smacking dear Jace upside the head at times. Still, overall, this was a good read, and I definitely recommend this to fans of the series. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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