Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

Posted June 26, 2014 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments,
Published by Simon and Schuster on May 5th 2015
Genres: City & Town Life, Fantasy & Magic, Lifestyles, Love & Romance, New Experience, Paranormal, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 768
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9781442416901
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks
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five-stars

"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!"

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to 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 of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance… Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

Author Cassandra Clare concluded her international best-selling young adult book series, The Mortal Instruments, with the sixth book in the series titled City of Heavenly Fire. I really loved the first three books in the series, and wasn’t thrilled when Clare decided to continue it after previously deciding this saga would be a trilogy. Boy, am I glad I continued reading. CoHF was like catching up with old friends. All of the gang was back, and there were even a few surprise guests. Love, loss, betrayal, and family…

Clare not only tied the entire series together, but she also connected it to her The Infernal Devices series as well as her upcoming new series, The Dark Artifices. Clare has created an interesting world with a compelling mythology. Jace and Clary’s love story was wrapped up nicely, and the other characters’ story arcs were also resolved in a manner that honored these characters we’ve come to love. Not only that, but she also managed to introduce the characters of her new spin-off series in a way that was organic to the story, instead of making their introduction seem forced. By the end of the book most of the loose ends were neatly tied up, and those that weren’t left the door open for characters from TMI series to crossover into the new The Dark Artifices series, which will be out in 2015.

 If you love Cassandra Clare’s universe of demon fighting Nephilim, vampires, werewolves, and the like, then you’ll definitely want to read the conclusion to this wonderful series. And don’t forget to check out Clare’s novella series surrounding warlock Magnus Bane out now, and the complete collection hits bookstores on November 11, 2014.

Rating Report
Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: 4.9

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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