“L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle”
Title: City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Why you should read this book: You read until now so you have to keep reading, right?
If you haven’t read the first three books don’t read the summary nor the review because it may contain spoilers.
The war in Idris is over and the New York Shadowhunters are back in town. Clary is happy to be able to call Jace her boyfriend and she is determined to become a skilled fighter. Jocelyn and Luke are getting married, Alec and Magnus are on a trip around the world having the time of their lives and Simon is torn between two girls he likes. Unfortunately life isn’t as good as it seems: Jace is different after the events in Idris and is pushing Clary away, Simon’s mom found out he is a vampire and now he can’t live at home anymore, and it seems that Clary’s wish to the Angel started a chain of events that can and will ruin the world as they know it.
“I was following you.’ – Jace
‘Is this the part where you tell me you’re secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again.’ – Simon”
I wanted to give this book a 3 because of Jace but Simon was more or less the main character so it didn’t seem right. I loved seen more about him, about what he is going through. It is always about Jace and Clary that love each other, hate each other, jump on each other, ignore each other, eat each other’s faces, glare at each other, etc. I was so mad about that, I am not liking them together at all. At least not now!
In this book and in the last one I wasn’t a fan of Jace, I can’t take anymore of his negativism. I am really sorry for him, I want him to be happy but it seems that he will never find happiness, not with that attitude. I don’t understand why he keeps babbling about how he is not worthy, how nobody can ever love him. It’s a never-ending sad parade and I’m sick of it.
The new characters were a nice surprise. Camille and her past with a character we know very well, and Jordan also with a past with a character we know. I wanted to see a little bit more of interaction between Simon and his bandmates, they deserved more pages, some normality in his abnormal new non-life.
Well, I have to admit that the dialogues between Jace and Simon were fun to read. At least we can see a side of Jace that’s not always struggling not to ignore/kiss-eat Clary! They should be roommates, I think that can help both of them!
“I’m always so glad I have no idea what you’re vacantly chatting about,” said Jace. It fills me with a sense of peace and well-being.”
The cliffhanger! I expected something like that to happen. Didn’t know how exactly but I knew that couldn’t be how it ended. Even if I am curious to know more about what happened I don’t think I will be in the mood for more cheesy/teary Clary/Jace combo so I will read something else until I am free of hate and can tolerate them again!
Do I recommend it? Yes, because you can’t leave a series unfinished.