City of Heavenly Fire

Posted 31 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

City of Heavenly FireCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #6
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on 2014-05-27
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 753
Source: personal purchase | eBook

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from personal purchase in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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From the back cover...

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

My Review

I have loved this series and I think that City of Heavenly Fire just might be my favorite of the entire series.  There was a ton of action, a lot of tearjerking moments, love, sacrifice, and twists and turns that I never saw coming.  And I loved every moment of it!

Very little about this book was what I expected.  I knew that there would be tears and there were, but not when I thought.  I knew that there would be sacrifices, but they weren’t made by the characters that I expected.  I expected surprises, but I got them in ways I hadn’t imagined.

I truly enjoyed the unexpected in this book.  After a long series, there are always fan favorites.  Endings you want, love you want, situations you want to happen.  Very little of what I expected to happen actually happened, yet I felt no disappointment.  Things changed, drastically changed, and the unexpected changes were not only satisfying, but they opened up the series to continue in other ways and I can’t wait for that!

I loved this series, and I loved this book.  For reasons I don’t understand, many readers don’t bother with epilogues.  But this is a book where I feel like the epilogue is vital to the story, too!  Great ending to a fabulous series!

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Cover
five-stars
Overall: 5

About Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.

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