Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire

Ahhhh book reviews, how I have missed you. It has been so difficult in college to find reading time, let alone time to write a review on one. However, I have slowly been reading City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, and I finally finished it the other day!

Just a quick side not, this is the last book in the Mortal Instruments series, so I will try to not spoil anything! If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend that you do! It has been a really great series, and I'm really glad I decided to steal borrow the first book from my brother.
The whole premise of this book is good versus evil, as with the whole series, and it again follows the lives of Clary Fray and her friends. As this is the last book in the series, it ties up all of the loose ends from the whole series, and also has an epilogue which allows readers to see how the characters are doing a couple of months after all of the falling action.
Overall, I was really pleased with this book. I loved the ending, and also how all of the villains ended up. I felt like Clare did a great job at connecting all of the story lines in this book, and it was also so great to see that she incorporated some events and people from the "prologue" series she did to this one. Honestly, that was probably my favorite series from her, so it was so nice being able to meet those characters again in some way.
Cassandra Clare is a great writer, and this book was written in a way that I never got bored. It was hard to put down when it was time to go to class (I like to get some reading in while I eat breakfast and drink my coffee in the morning), and it was so easy to pick back up when it had been a couple of days in between reading it. She flawlessly introduced new characters into this series, and it actually turns out that she will be doing a new series with these characters. While I think that's pushing it a little with this world and set of series, I of course will be reading the new series. I know that as soon as I get my hands on it, I will be really glad Clare is continuing on with a different series based off of the new characters in this book. She introduced the issues that the characters will face in the new series very well, and I already have predictions of what will happen in it.
I'm so sad to see this series end, but I'm also very pleased with how it ended up. I am very satisfied with the ending, which is always a great feeling after  you have loved a set of characters so much. I'm really looking forward to reading more of Cassandra Clare's work, and I'm very excited for her new series! I believe it will be coming out early next year, so I definitely recommend reading her previous series - the Infernal Devices, and this one, the Mortal Instruments - before her new one comes out.

What books have you been loving lately?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day! :)


  1. I have the first one, started reading the first chapters but stopped :( Idk why :(( But i'll definitely give it another chance :D