Saturday, May 31, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

In writing this review, I'm going to assume that you've read the previous books in The Mortal Instruments as well as The Infernal Devices. If you have not, read those reviews instead.

Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Pages: 725
Review: 5 Stars

You have no idea how much I loved this book (unless you read it/watched me read it). After Clockwork Princess, I was really worried I'd be sobbing at the end, but surprisingly, I was not. I got the book the week I was volunteering at a local elementary school, so I didn't exactly get much reading time. Which means, I got it Tuesday evening and finished it Thursday evening. And by Thursday evening, I mean really early Friday morning. So what if I stayed up past midnight to finish it, right? RIGHT? As I told me parents when I was explaining myself, it was SO worth it! There is a good possibility that part of this review will be be whited out for spoilers, so prepare yourselves.

There are SO many characters in this book! Along with the main cast from the previous books, Emma and Julian from the next series get bigger roles, as well as Brother Zachariah. I love all the characters for different reasons. Clary is simply amazing. She's talented and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in and bend the rules when need be. Jace does just bend the rules, he breaks them, repeatedly. Over and over again. In the words of Clary "Yeah, but he's hot." (Also, can anyone tell me what the E is in the DSES scene? I couldn't figure it out) Magnus is sparkly and amazing. Up to this point, we've never seen him falter, so it's interesting to see him at his lowest points. Alec is a wonderful combination of careful and fearless, leading to some interesting messes. Izzy is plain fun, but she also has a real self under the facade. Izzy charges into a fight, but when it comes to matters of the heart, she's more than cautious. Simon, while not necessarily charging into a fight, takes the heart head on. He isn't afraid to tell Izzy how he feels about her, and that's something that I admire in him. Also, his nerd references are BEAUTIFUL! I really loved getting to meet Emma in this book, and am excited to get to know her better next year in The Dark Artifices book one, Lady Midnight.

This book was a beautiful 725 pages! It's easily the biggest book on my shelf! I love that it was very large and kept me entertained all the way through. I wasn't as interested in the Maia parts as the others, but it was interesting at times. I loved seeing Tessa and Jem in the book (though Jem is never referred to by name). I love how Jem still feels the need to fight for the Shadowhunters, and protects Emma (cause, you know, they're kinda related). I love when Jem will reference events from TID, and while no one else in the book gets it, it sends me into fits of tears or laughter, the two are practically interchangeable at this point, especially when concerning Cassandra Clare. There is no doubt in my mind that I loved this book, and I can't wait for Lady Midnight to release next year! Five stars for sure!

P.S. I made it through the review without whiting anything out! Woohoo!
Author Bio:

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again.

Cassie’s first professional writing sale was a short story called “The Girl’s Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord” in a Baen anthology of humor fantasy. Cassie hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. She likes to work in the company of her friends, who see that she sticks to her deadlines.

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Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

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. 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?

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