Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Okay, so I finally bought and read COHF, I waited so long, but now I’ve finally read it, and like all of Cassie’s other books, I was not disappointed. I bought it just yesterday and finished it this morning. (Yes, I practically devoured this book) When I initially walked into the bookstore, I wasn’t planning on getting COHF, I was actually going to get Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas, which by the way is the fourth book in her amazing Throne of Glass series, but unfortunately, all copies were reserved. I noticed that all Cassandra Clare books were on Sale for 50% off, and being a book-lover with zero self-control, I bought COHF, because what the hell?
Okay so to the actual review: I loved this book. (Surprise, surprise) I was very much spoiled for this book due to social media and blog posts that I wasn’t able to avoid seeing. It was regrettable because I wasn’t able to experience this book the way I should have, but I still loved it. Like she did with Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare has managed to nail the final book in a series. Although I have to admit that while I love TMI, I love TID much more and while COHF is an amazing and solid end to a series, My love for Clockwork Princess exceeds my love for COHF
I gave this book a 5/5 stars on Goodreads, and if you haven’t read The Infernal Devices (TID) series yet and you are planning on reading this book, you should stop reading this and read TID, because COHF contains major spoilers for that series and it may ruin your TID experience. Trust me.
So the next paragraphs will be containing **MAJOR SPOILERS** for TID and COHF so…. you’ve been warned. ___________
So, let’s discuss my favorite parts of this book: 1) When Brother Zachariah turns back into regular, mortal, Jem.I was cheering and screaming and crying. Because my baby Jem was now human again and free of illness. Even though I knew it would happen due to the CP2 epilogue, I still got emotional. 2) Actually, I loved all the scenes with Jem and or Tessa in them. 3) I also loved the references to TID like Jessie’s ghost saving the London Institute, that was also really amazing and emotional. 4) All of Alec’s new-found sass and badassery that I’m willing to bet he got from Magnus 5) When Jace decides to take on the Herondale name, (I could hear Will shouting ‘FINALLY’ in heaven) 6) When Sebastian turned into Jonathan, ugly tears and whale noises all the way. 7) Simon using D&D to come up with some really good strategies 8) Everything with Malec in it 9) Clace and their cave love. (What is it with Herondales and caves?) 10) Emma Carstairs’ badass attitude __________
Before I wrap up this review, I want to point out a few things: first, that the only thing that bothered me in the book was getting to read Maia’s POV, I love Maia and her character, but I did not find reading her POV very interesting or entertaining, mostly because I wanted to get back to what was happening in Idris. Secondly, I love the way Cassie ended the book. Not everybody won. The tension between faeries and the shadowhunters, the mystery of the death of Emma’s parents, this all gets me real pumped for TDA, which is a great marketing strategy by the way Cassie, I salute you. I also feel like Jem and Tessa know something about the death of the Carstairs. Well maybe not, but they know something. I don’t know, just a gut feeling. _________
So there was my review, I’d loved to say so much more, but I’m afraid it’ll be too long. But overall, I loved COHF, another amazing end to an amazing series. And I am highly anticipating the next Shadowhunter books Cassie has in store for us
- In Raziel’s name, Booksbandspizza. (My name’s actually Tris, yes from Divergent, but whatever)