Saturday, April 14, 2012

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

The fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments Series is, as expected, an exciting and praise-worthy one typical of a Cassandra Clare novel.  


With Valentine dead and gone, and the fact that the story turned into a new chapter made me ponder and anticipate what's going to happen next. New conflict, new villain, new allies, and probably more to come! Although, according to me the City of Glass is more epic than this one, I'm glad it ended quite well. 


After the last scene, I thought "Oh my! Not Again!." It's so devastating to think of the ill-fated lovers, Jace and Clary, suffering another we-cannot-be-together-even-though-we're-madly-in-love problem. Their love story is somehow so depressing because it always makes me remember the quote "to love is to destroy," that sometimes love's just ain't enough. I really hope that they'll prove everyone wrong and that they're meant for each other. I admit i was a little bit disappointed in Jace because after everything else, he's become weak and vulnerable. I really thought that love would make a person stronger, more determined and not the other way around. But i couldn't blame him either because as much as he feels that Clary's the best thing that's ever happened to him, he's also afraid of losing her.


 I would probably mention how i liked that Simon has more appearance in this book than the previous ones. Reading his point of view is entertaining as well as interesting, sometimes i crack at his bland humor and it's hilarious to read about his own two-timing love story. It's good to see some normalcy in him despite his being a vampire.


  After reading 4 books of the series, I've became engrossed with the story that I wanted to read the next book right away. The ending's a total cliffhanger, can't wait for City of Lost Souls!


I give this 5/5 stars!

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