Book Review: City Of Heavenly Fire

City Of Heavenly Fire CoverBook: City Of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Published May 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry Books|514 pages

Where I Got It: Nook store

Series: The Mortal Instruments #6

Genre: YA Paranormal- Angels

You can find City Of Heavenly Fire on goodreads & Cassandra Clare on TwitterFacebook and her website

Goodreads Summary: 


I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

What I Thought:

I have really mixed feelings about City Of Heavenly Fire.  There were things I liked, but there were also things I didn’t like.

I really love the world that we see in this series.  I feel like there’s so much we don’t know about this world, and I like that we see how detailed this world really is.

I think I have a love-hate relationship with this series.  I love the overall idea of the world, and it seems like the world is very well thought out.  But at the same time, I’ve liked the series less and less as it went on.  I’ve enjoyed the entire series but I also felt like the series could have ended with the third book.

I’m really struggling with what I think of City Of Heavenly Fire.  I liked it, and I’m glad that things were (mostly) resolved.  I wasn’t particularly fond of what happened with a certain character, and while I like said character, I also found I didn’t particularly care about what happened to them, or that things will seem to work out for them.

I found that Magnus is, by far, my favorite character.  I’m not sure if he’s getting his own series, but his story was infinitely more interesting, especially with what we learn in this book.

We meet a lot of new characters, and I actually liked that we saw chapters from many different characters. Like the previous books, there’s a lot going on in this one, so it was nice to see a little bit of everything that was going on.  At the same, there were so many characters that it was hard to keep track of some of them, particularly those who were introduced in this book. It was hard to be invested in them when I had some trouble keeping up with them.

Let’s Rate It:

I liked City Of Heavenly Fire- basically, I like the world Clare was imagined, but I didn’t care about what happened to the characters.  It is sad that I’ve lost interest as the series went on, because I really want to LOVE this series.  It is a fun series, and very readable, but I think this series (FOR ME) has gone on a little too long. City Of Heavenly Fire gets 3 stars.

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