Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Review Saturday: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and A Week In Review

Just like last week, I'm focusing on my R&R books this month so there are no new books to report.  Here's a review though and A Week In Review is at the end!


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Blurb:
"The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old 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 importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, 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 that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary 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.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series."



Review:
I'm beginning to seriously wonder what is so amazing about this series.  So far, the only book in this series that I remotely liked was City of Glass.  Honestly, if you loved this series, care to clue me in??

So the ending.  I did like how everything came together at the end and there was a consequence for Clary bringing Jace back to life.  However, I feel like the whole Lilith thing could have been better executed.

Speaking of Jace and Clary, I feel like their problems in their relationship were just created so that they'd have something to worry about.  They seemed trivial and had me raising my eyebrows more than a couple times.

I also really didn't like how there was so much going on.  It felt like I never came up for air - in a bad way.  Like I'm drowning and you just want the book to stop already but it keeps on going.  So there's that.

There were a couple things I did like.  As I already mentioned, I liked most of the ending.  I also liked Simon in this book (not the part with Isabelle and Maia but the other part).  Otherwise, most of the characters were a bust for me in this book.

I really don't have much to say... I don't want to start ranting so I'll stop it here.

Final Verdict:
There isn't much going for this book and I'm almost losing hope on this entire series.  I will keep going though  I suppose.  I liked most of the ending but the characters the I know and love from City of Glass are gone and have been replaced by evil and 2D minions.  There was also a LOT going on.
2.5 stars


Quotes:
“You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." 
Jace's eyebrows went up. "Hotter than me?" 
"It could happen," Clary said, "You know, theoretically."
"Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other, forever and tragically parted, but I'm not worried about that either. Some things," Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, "are just too unlikely to dwell upon.” 


“You're the first Shadowhunter I've ever met." 
“That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.” 


“You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies." Kyle grinned at Jace. "Can you grant wishes?"
"That depends," he said. "Do you wish to be punched in the face?”


“No. That's Clary; shes's my best friend." Simon pocketed his phone. "And she has a boyfriend. Like, really, really, really has a boyfriend. The nuclear bomb of boyfriends. Trust me on this one.” 


“I suppose you've always been amazing at this stuff."- Clary
"I was born amazing." - Jace” 


“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".”


“Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.” 



A Week In Review

Tuesday: Book Gif Tag
Wednesday: WWW Wednesday (2)
BONUS Wednesday: MY BOOKS CAME!!
Friday: Review of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


I just realized that when I was writing this post a couple days ago, I didn't include how I bought The Assassin's Blade, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas this week!  They just arrived on Wednesday so I'm so excited to finally get to read Heir of Fire!!

2 comments:

  1. I remember how disappointed I was after reading this book, I think Clare should have sticked with three books, as a trilogy and nothing more because the other three books after those were horrible let downs. I think the most annoying character in this was Jocelyn, she kept comparing Jace to Valentine and wasn't happy about Clary and Jace's relationship. Ugh I hate her character. And all the additional drama! Like problems between Clary and Jace or Simon dating with two girls were boring and unoriginal. Maybe I'm being a little hard on this book but I can't help it.

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    1. YES! That sums up all of my problems with this series so far! I seriously don't understand what is so amazing about it!

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