City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare

By Patricia Ferreira - agosto 14, 2017

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

This book is one of my favorite from the Imortal Instruments, is got an amazing story, from the first page until the end you are completely caught up whit the plot.

This is the fourth book from a coleccion of six books, and the story of the caracthers are becomig even more interesting, and more vicios. In this book we a have Clary and Jace finnaly togheter but when they thing everithing is fine is when everithing starts too fall apart. Jace is haunted by dreams, Clary is trying to find out who is killing Shadowhunters. 

One of the things that makes us completely fixed in the story is how the author can tell the story depending on different perspectives on the characters, not just to focus on the relationship of Jace and Clary.
The way the author jumps from one character to another leaves the reader completely in suspance to know what is going on.

One thing that made me super contented about this book is the fact that the author uses facts bibliocos to be able to resort to a moment of suspance. Which is a great promise since for almost every character is something that is happening that is affecting his life, it seems that the events are shuffled and in the end if it turns out that everything is actually related. 

Now talking about the characters, one of the things that completely puzzled me was Jace's intensity and the way he altruistically tries not to hurt people by his side, in almost masochistic way he closes in his world so as not to risk hurting himself, Or hurt someone. It's something that makes me love the work of Cassandra Clare, the way she gives life to her characters leaves us completely enamored of them.

His hand thightened on the knife hilt. The moonlight that poured throught the window slid off the bade as he raised it. "I'm sure" he said, and brought the dagger down. The blade sheared throughh her flesh as if it were paper, and as her mouth opened in a starled O and blood soaked the front of her white shirt, he thought, Dear God, not again.

Another character who made me happy about her evolution was Clary from the first book until this one sees an evolution in the character the way she thinks and acts as a Shadowhunter, being truly interresting to read. However, you can not fail to notice that the author wanted her to still be a bit naïve in her thinking. Even so, I can not help but worship Clary.

But maybe everyone felt that way? Until the moment they realized they were just like everyone else, and everything they'd thought was real shattered apart.

Simon is the revelation character in my opinion, the one that surprised me the most in the whole book and that made the book more diverse in relation to the course of history, not being at all massacring but super addictive. A character who left me glued to the book, by the gentle way and how he protected his and did everything for his friends, however is also one of the characters that leaves me with more pity.

Luke looked toward the river, at the dark water moving slowly under the light of the light of the autumn mon. "Sometimes, Clary," he said, "love just isn't enough."

Besides these characters, I love the couple Malec, Alec and Magnus, which is one of the themes I love most about in this book, is the fact that there is a gay relationship, which is treated in a very correct way and makes us fall in love completely with they. And in this book they have their disasters and we, as readers, are rooting for them.

"So you're trying to make her happy despite the fact that reason she's unhappy in the first place is you" said Simon, not very kindly.. "That seems contradictory, doesn't it?"
"Love is a contradiction," said Jace, and turned back to the window. 

One of the things I love about Cassandra Clare is the way she managed to tell the story, and the horrors that were happening with these characters, so consider it one of Cassandra Clare's best books. Because for the first time, I did not get over Jace's relationship with Clare, how I was fed up when I read glass city.

One thing I had never thought would happen was that I could not stop reading this book. And the final was amazing, but ending like it was in the middle.

And when I finished the book, of course I just wanted to read the next one, but as Tania Dias told me, I can not read the next one yet, I have to first read the three books of Infernal Devices, so I can read the last books of Mortal Instruments. So the next book I'll read is Clockwork Angel.

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