Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Report - City of Fallen Angels

Title: City of Glass
Authour: Cassandra Clare
Length: 424 pages
How long it took me to read: 5 days
Grade: B+

What it's about: 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 ending is the most important part: The ending was fine.

Last word: I think that this should have been a new series that focused more on Simon and Maia, less on Clary, there are so many characters now. I still like the series, though

Spoilers after the jump

The story started out with Simon, and I thought that maybe Clary and Jace's story was going to fade into the background, and that Simon, Maia, Isabelle and Alec would come to the forefront. This was not the case, so the story continues to be character heavy with many storylines. There is a lot of bouncing around.

I was happy with the introduction of Kyle - the more werewolves the better, but then I wasn't sure when he was revealed to be Jordan Kyle, Maia's ex who turned her into a werewolf. Things are explained and resolved, and now I wonder if Maia is going to end up with Jordan and not Simon. I'm bummed: I really liked Kyle, but I'm not so sure about Jordan.

Also, poor Luke! Is he ever going to be able to be with Jocelyn and have his Happily Ever After with her? The one he's been waiting his whole life for?

Even though Simon was more of a main character in this, I wish the story had focused more on him and less on Clary and Jace - I feel it would have been a better story. I feel like this should be a separate series, but in the same world.

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