Sunday, July 13, 2014

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

"If I cannot reach heaven, I will raise hell."

Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Format: Paperback
Release Date: May 27 2014
Genres: Young adult, fantasy
Stars out of 10 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Rate out of 5: ☆☆☆☆☆

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

Ellie: Sebastian Morgenstern is gaining power against the Shadowhunters, and Clary and her friends do everything in their power to stop the oblivion of the world as they know it. Cassandra Clare expertly incorporates characters from other books she has written based on the Shadowhunter world, such as Tessa and Jem and also introduced the younger generation of Shadowhunters, Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn, which in some ways advertises her next series 'The Dark Artifices'. I liked the idea of bringing old and new characters into this series, it in some ways signifies that the whole Shadowhunter world is not yet over. 

Celine: Sebastian Morgenstern has created a strong army of the Endarkened, nephilim that are stronger, faster and more agile than normal shadowhunters. With his army of the Endarkened, he plans on defeating and wiping out the entire race of Shadowhunters. He has started to attack institutes all around the globe to either kill Shadowhunters or to Turn them into an Endarkened. Before he can get to the New York institute, which the Lightwoods are currently running and inhabiting mostly, they escape to Idris, the home of the nephilim as many other institutes have done. Will the Shadowhunters be defeated and wiped off the face of the earth or do they have a chance against Valentine's son?
"Picture something calming. The beach in Los Angeles - white sand, crashing blue water, you're strolling along the tide line..."
Jace cracked an eye open. "That sounds very romantic."

Ellie: I went to the 'official book release' in London for this book and many people were screaming in desperation as the host was holding it.This book was so exciting, and a wonderful way to finish the last instalment of this series. A roller coaster of emotions, and couldn't help but cry in certain parts (if you've read the book you'll understand). Congrats, Cassie another amazing book. *clapping, sending air kisses*.
Celine: WOWOWOW. The sixth and final book of The Mortal Instruments series lived up to its expectations and it was completely worth the wait. A lot, and I mean A LOT of things happen, including MALEC! (Sorry for the spoiler but Cassandra had already said so.) There weren't too much of Jace and Clary, but enough. This book was split everywhere, it didn't JUST focus on Shadowhunters; it overlooked the vampires, faeries and werewolves as well. This book was just AMAZING.
To sum it all up:

I guess this is the end of Jace's, Clary's, Simon's, Isabelle's and Alec's journey, and boy has it been a good one.
Thank you, Cassandra Clare.