Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Trilogy Made Into a Series

I don't know how many of you read the Maximum Ride series, but wasn't it dumb when James Patterson kept going after Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports? I mean, that was the perfect ending to a trilogy, but he just had to keep going. And is still going, if I remember correctly. I've stopped reading them because they've gotten so ridiculous. The Eragon books are the same way. When Brisingr came out, Christopher Paolini announced that he was splitting the third book into two books, making it the Inheritance Cycle instead of The Inheritance Trilogy. I mean, come on. We all know that you did it to make more money. There was a lot that you could have cut out of the books to make it shorter. But instead, you kept putting more and more things in that had to be solved. Next you're going to say that the fourth book will be split in two. Why can't a trilogy stay a trilogy any more? The next one being made into a series is the Mortal Instruments books. I thought that trilogy ended perfectly too, but I guess not because Cassandra Clare wrote City of Fallen Angels, the fourth book in the series.

City of Fallen Angels pretty much picks up where the last one, City of Glass, left off, so I won't say too much to give away the ending of that book. But City of Fallen Angels does cover more of Simon's story than before, he is the narrator for a lot of the book. I kind of enjoyed that, because I was getting a little sick of Clary and Jace. "We're so in love blah, blah, blah." That gets a little tiring after three books. So I was glad when Simon picked up most of the story. He's more interesting than hearing about Clary and Jace's problems again and again.

For a book that wasn't originally planned (at least, I don't think it was), it was pretty good. Cassandra Clare kept me interested throughout the whole book. But I don't really see why it was necessary. I mean, she's writing another series about what happened before Mortal Instruments, why does she have to continue Mortal Instruments? She's making money from the other series, and City of Glass ended well, so why continue it? I don't really know. But I do know that when she publishes the other books, I will most likely read them. She's got me hooked, because I want to know what happens next.

I guess that's all I really have to say about City of Fallen Angels. What will I be reading next? The Lover's Dictionary by David Leviathan.

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