Saturday, June 4, 2011
City of FAIL Angels
By: Cassandra Clare
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 use 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 a s 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 discver 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.
This book. This book was not good. This book should not have been written, and this series should not have started again. EVERYTHING should have ended with City of Glass. This book had no point, it was slow, and boring, and nothing happened. Jace was a whiny bitch, Simon is not funny, Clary is dumb and Alec is also a whiny bitch. It's like Clare thought "hmm what can I do to ruin all of my characters?" and then did it. Every single character is now ruined for me so thanks for that Clare.
As readers, we should be angry that we were presented with this pile of crap. We aren't stupid readers, and Clare isn't a stupid author. Obviously she had previously written something that we all enjoyed, so what happened here? I'll tell you what happened. She took the easy road and rehashed all her old characters because it's easier to get in on the cash cow this way.
Come on Clare, I know you can do it. Write something new, and fresh, in a different world with different characters! And no, your Clockwork Angel series does NOT count. Switch the names out and all the personalities are the same. Please, I beg you, give your readers something worth reading, something you write because you really believe in it, not because you see a quick and easy way to get more money out of your Mortal Instruments empire. PLEASE!