Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments Book 6)

Author: Cassandra Clare 

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (September 1, 2015)

Pages: 768

Blurb: 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?

Comment: This is the last book of The Mortal Instruments series and the longest one. I waited months to read it because I don´t like long books. If I hadn´t liked the series so much, I´d have abandoned it. However, I was very curious to know what would happen to the characters. Finally I finished it.

The story has many twists you can´t predict at all. Clary, Jace, Izzy, Alec and Simon have a hard job; they must stop Sebastian—who is back with limitless powers, but Clary is his weak point; he is obsessed with her sister. It just seems an impossible mission.

Clary is the heroine of the six books; she is smart, strong and has powers the others don´t have. However, she can´t save everybody and she knows it. Clary has to make hard decisions to save her world. Will she join Sebastian to protect innocent people? It´ll cost her love.

City of Heavenly Fire is a complex story with complex characters; there are many parallel stories due to the new characters. The reading is exhausting and a little confusing because the POV is always changing and the chapters are too long.

The plot is amazing and the pacing in this book is good. Great part of the story is setting in hell, Edom. Cassandra Clare describes the place very well, so you can picture the place easily.

The Mortal Instruments has been a wonderful series full of complex plot lines, developing characters, and big surprises.