Wednesday, September 28, 2011

City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare



City of Fallen Angels
By Cassandra Clare

This is book four of Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. After what seemed like a complete trilogy, she took some time and came out with this book. I am sad to say I was disappointed with City of Fallen Angels. I think Clare would have been better off allowing the Mortal Instruments series to end as it had in book 3 and move on to a different series, as she has with Clockwork Angel.

The storyline in City of Fallen Angels didn’t hold any interest for me. The romances were all played out and all the stories seemed to be told. I felt like Clare was grasping to put another story together with old characters. It didn’t help that I read the first 3 books so long ago that I had forgotten some of the details and because of that it took me a moment longer than it should have to grasp some of the references.

I was curious enough to finish the book but I was hoping for more from the story, especially after how much I enjoyed the first three books of the Mortal Instruments series.

**Source: Personal copy

1 comment:

StephanieD said...

Why do authors do that? Or maybe it's their publishers who force them to extend the series a book or two in order to milk it for all it's worth.