“City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - Book Reading
“City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare

Back of the Book:

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.

Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing 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. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

From Vinaya at the Book Lantern:

City of Fallen Angels debuted at #1 on the New York Times Children’s Bestsellers list this week. This news is terribly disturbing to me on many levels, not least because this is a terrible book. But that is not the only reason I am focusing on this book. It is also because, quite simply, CoFA is the symbolic representation of several things that are wrong with the YA industry today, trends that have worried me deeply and which have now culminated in this supreme waste of paper and money. Continue reading her review…

"City of Fallen Angels" by Cassandra Clare

"City of Fallen Angels" by Cassandra Clare


Pages: 424

Published: 2011-04-05

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=2.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that she continued a story that should have ended where she originally planned.

The very best thing about this book is that the story hasn’t ended and there’s a possibility that it can better live up to it’s potential.


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, iChallenges 2011 (iFae, iWere, iWitch, iVamp), and the Take a Chance Challenge.

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