Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 27th, 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

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In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends 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 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...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

My Review:

Wow.  I am seriously shocked at how much I didn't like this book.  I think the first problem is that it is way too long for the plot. This book has so much filler, it got to the point where I found it hard to follow.  There is also quite a few times where I caught myself skipping paragraphs and mumbling "so cheesy".  As a huge Cassandra Clare fan, I was expecting to devour and love this book, however, I experienced the complete opposite.  Reading this book became a chore.

Another thing I didn't like was that the characters seem too young for their dialog and issues.  I kept picturing them as twenty year olds, even though it clearly states in the book that they're only around sixteen or seventeen.

Overall, this book is a big disappointment for me.  WAY too much filler, there are parts where I found it comically cheesy, and the dialog of the characters is really lacking in that special Cassie Clare humour.   I'm really sad that this is the last impression I'll have of these characters.

I give City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare, 2 out of 5 stars.  

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