City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Published: May 27, 2014
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
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?
NOTE: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN PERIL.
Malec is the nearly 5 star rating on this book. I absolutely love those men. Their relationship and existence gives me life. I can’t wait to move on and read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy as well as The Bane Chronicles, just to see more of them. I also love Maia and and Simon and Izzy, but the Magnus and Alec romance remains probably my all-time favorite Cassandra Clare romance (sorry Will and Tessa).
As always, Clary got on my nerves with some of her actions in this installment. While I love Clary and Jace as a couple, they really do act like dumb, angsty teenagers who seem to never learn from their mistakes. I mean, how many times can a fairy trick you before you figure out not to trust anything they say?
I originally read this series in middle school and was leery about how I would perceive the books when I binge reread them in preparation for reading The Dark Artifices. The Shadowhunter world remains one of my favorites *grumbles* even if The Mortal Instruments was a better trilogy. I really do love the epicness of the ending in City of Heavenly Fire, and can almost completely forgive the bleh-ness of City of Fallen Angels. I’m excited to read what Emma and the gang get up to in The Dark Artifices trilogy! I absolutely loved Emma and Julian and Mark and Tiberius and am excited I’ll be able to continue their story.
If you’re as much a Shadowhunter fan as I am, check out these bracelets I have listed in my Etsy Shop! (Or you can just admire this picture with the GORGEOUS 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones, originally posted on my insta @emiesnook.)