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

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication: May 27th, 2014
SeriesDaughter of Smoke & Bone series
Pages: 725 (Hardcover)
            733 (Paperback)

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Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...


My thoughts:

Okay, I'm not sure if I can gather up some reasonable aspects, but let's try.

As a preamble I'll tell you what you may have gone through, too, that I (we) had been waiting for this book for two years, what felt like forever by the way, but it was so worth it.

First off, this was one of the best books of this series. Honestly, it kept me eager through 733 which is pretty awesome, isn't it? Some books can't manage it during 350. But imagine that I was carrying it all over around with its thickness, heaviness and unusually tallness and grabbed every single opportunity to read even if it was only half a paragraph while waiting for the light to turn green. (It did actually happen.) It'd been a long time ago when book could get me engaged this much. Furthermore, not did it only engage me and kept me keen on it, but my chest was hammering during the whole book. It really did make me very very excited.

Secondly, I would like to appease everybody. Calm down, if - when you read it, you won't die. Big time. Just a little. I mean, I'd expected way worse based on the pieces of information we'd gotten and the speculations. It wasn't nearly as harrowing as we'd thought and having expected the worst, it I survived and wasn't even stricken. Well, not that much at least.

What's more, Cassie brought her usual, sensational writing form. This book wasn't lacking unexpected twists and intrigue and betrayal, and angst, either. Seriously, I would have been more surprised if it was. Her writing style was impeccable, too, she has a special talent using words in a way that sort of enchants the reader.

As for the characters, out of the last third book, this was the one that I really liked Clary in and thought that she was how she had been in the first three. She was caring, loving, but was ready to do bold things with straight face. I feel like she had come a long way, mostly as a Shadowhunter, but as a person as well, since the first book. Jace was, as always,. Genius, matchless, witty, Jace. Can't think of a better explanation. Alec was different though, sassy and pretty much the opposite of his usual self. Sometimes I think he was a jerk, but just a tad bit and in general, I loved him.

Emma and Jules are worth a separated paragraph. They have a pretty important role in CoHF and we get to know them as 11-12 year-old children. (I'm very curious about how they will be as teens in TDA) They're peculiar, their relationship as well as their character. Emma bears a resemblance to Jace, bold, and does things head first and at the same time she's different. She's even more "do things and than think" than Jace, and she often goes too far with it. She's infinitely strong, not just an excellent fighter, but rarely tough mentally, too. I have to admit, that's something I didn't like her a lot, she sometimes seemed as if she didn't care, like, too tough. Whereas, Jules is gentle and can take less, a good fighter, but not as much as Emma. During the book, he shows signs that he can hardly bear this much on several occasions, but all along he never stops caring for Emma. They're like two parts of one and the same thing.

In conclusion, this is the first book I really have nothing to criticize on. It's just about perfect.

I was lucky enough to be in the UK when it released and so I have the special UK edition and I have to tell you, the comic is so awesome. I love it!

Anyway, MAJOR BOOKHANGOVER WARNING! I haven't been able to read anything, but this and TMI fan-fictions every since I finished it on Friday. It had never happened to me before.

About the author:

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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