Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare

18868664Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pub Date: May 27, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 725
Source: Purchased
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating: ★★★
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My review:

“Did Brother Zachariah just steal our cat?”

Brother Zachariah is basically the best part of this book.

As per usual, I’m going to be awful at writing this review because it’s the final book in a series… unless Cassandra Clare decides to add on another three books. (Just kidding. But seriously, we all know that TMI should have ended with City of Glass.)

Typically I like to talk about characters that I like/dislike or improvements that could have been made in the plot, but what’s the point? I don’t know what else I can say about this series that hasn’t already been said in a better way.

I really wish I would have read these books when I was still a teenager. I suppose being twenty isn’t that far of a stretch but I was far less critical back in those years. All I needed was a distraction for a few hours and some laughs or tears. With that being said, I think I still laughed and cried at all the right parts.

I’ve noticed that a lot of reviews for this book tend to be spoiler-y, so I will not be elaborating on my thoughts. I don’t want to say anything else in case you are like me and took half a decade to pick up one of these books. Some people will die. Nothing major. And frankly, considering the circumstances, not enough people died. Oh, and Sebastian is still an incestuous perv. But you’ll feel bad for him in the end. Maybe.

I don’t regret reading this series but it was not life-changing either. I just have a soft spot for angels and demons and everything in between.



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