13 Apr 2015


Book Review / City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

6752378Below is the description to book one in this series, City of Bones (so as to avoid spoilers)...
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the
Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Published:     5th April 2011
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 4, Mortal Instruments
Source:  Bought

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My Review

What I loved about this book...
I am really into and loving this series.  It’s like I am under its spell and cannot stop reading until I get to the very end of the series.  What I liked the most about this story is the interactions between the characters and how they cope in different scenarios.  Of course, as this is book 4 in a series I won’t go into too much detail of the how, why and when but all I will say is that there are some relationships between characters that I particularly enjoyed following and one in particular I found very surprising!

What I did not like with this story...
I feel this is a common theme in this series and that is the fact that I felt the story was too long.  The copy that I read was over 424 pages long but I felt that it could have been less than that.  I felt that some of the scenes were a bit drawn out and didn’t need to be that long.  Apart from that, I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into the next book in the series! 

About the Author
(from Goodreads)

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books.
Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction.

She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.