Friday, 3 June 2016

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

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And today I am doing my review of City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in the Mortal Instruments series!

I think this book will contain spoilers, because I have quite a few thoughts on this book!
So here's the review!

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), by Cassandra Clare
Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Action & Fantasy 
Release date: 27th May, 2014
Pages: 638
Blurb: "Sebastian Moregenstern 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... 
Loved will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final instalment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments! 

My Thoughts
This book was definitely the best out of all of them. Things were happening right from the start, and they continued all the way through to the end. Plus, this book was a combination of laughs, action and moments that had me shocked, because I just wasn't expecting them.
For other things I was just like "Finally!" (Because they were things that I was anticipating for what seemed like the second book, and those that have read it know what I'm talking about). 
Everything was on point in this book: The characters, the plotline (keeping me hooked from the very start), the writing, and the cute/shocking dialogue had me on an emotional rollercoaster. 
The only other thing that I can say that won't spoil the plot (for those that haven't read it yet- you should all get on that by the way) is that is really does seem like Cassandra Clare does get better with every single book that she writes. 

So, that is all that I can say for the non-spoiler section, so those that haven't read the book, go read it, and then come back. So, bye!

Okay, so these were my thoughts on City of Heavenly Fire as I was reading it:

"-Oh Magnus "I need you to live", now I know why I love this series so much: The characters.
-Mix of emotions on Isabelle and her outburst: 1) Happy that she is done pretending she doesn't know what she knows, 2) Proud, because she decided to take control 3) Not sure if she should have revealed it the way she did, because Alec didn't know, and 4) Sad, because Max. 
-OMG, when Isabelle and Simon are doing stuff, and then Alec comes in and is like "It's MY bedroom." Laughed out loud! :D
-(Same scene as previous) That scene just fizzled out, but Isabelle still should have told Simon that Clary and Jace had gone through the portal, instead of just using him. 
-Raphael says "Your Jace"
Simon replies: "He's not my Jace" yes he is Simon :D
-Oh, Kyle... I feel sorry for Simon and Maia, less so for Maia because she was going to break up with him (despite the fact that I can kind of see Maia's point of view over why), but they still shouldn't be feeling guilty because Kyle made his own choices. It's like a pain, the shock that he died... 
-When Sebastian sneaks in to see Clary, why doesn't one just talk and distracts him, and then the other just hits him out of the blue? Two of the best Shadowhunters ever, and you can't do that? Why didn't you think of that, that would have been a lot funnier, and made the book shorter. Still loving the way this story is going though. 
-Isabelle, no!
-I never really raated Alec as much as his sister, apart from his relationship with Magnus, which I loved. He was Jace's parabatai, but when he wants to stay to protect Magnus, and the fact that Isabelle let him, despite the fact that she knows it would most likely result in his almost inevitable death, just gave me a bunch of emotions! 1)I was like "No!" and 2)Aww, he wants to protect him, despite the fact that their not together, but that doesn't change anything, and 3) Aww!
-Again, I never really rated Alec as much as his sister, apart from his relationship with Magnus. He was Jace's parabatai, so they should be protecting each-other, but when he wants to stay to protect Magnus (because of his evil demon dad being well, evil) my heart literally melted, because I know what it would be like to be without my brother, and I wouldn't be able to do that, so I can see what he is offering to sacrifice, and it just makes me see him in a different light. 
But saying that, there isn't really anything that can top true love, plus the fact that they are such a close group, the group would literally never be the same if Alec left, but he still wants to do it. 
-Cassandra Clare, why do you make this so difficult? Your literally toying with two of my favourite characters here! (Magnus and Simon). 
-Magnus' and Alec's scenes make me cry every time, because they're so meaningful, heartbreaking and beautiful, all at once. 
-OMG! "The Mortal Instruments, really?" 
-Yay! Simon remembers some things!"
*Close the book*.
"Wait... where am I?"

So those were my thoughts on this book, the final instalment of the Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare! I have to say that I thought this series is wonderful, and I seriosuly loved (most) of these books, but I did enjoy every single one of them for different reasons, and I'm sad that the series has come to an end! 
So that is all that I have for you guys today! I might post my review of the Me Before You film on Sunday, but if not it'll be on Monday. 
Ohh, and also, I put a poll of what book I should read for my "Re-read a favourite book" on the page Book Club for Google+, so you can all vote on there. 
So I will see you all on Sunday, bye! 

-Abi xxxxx