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Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

“Heroes aren't always the ones who win," she said. "They're the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don't give up. That's what makes them heroes.”

Name: City of Heavenly Fire

Author: Cassandra Clare

Series: Book 6 of The Mortal Instruments Series

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

As the tears dry up, all I can say is the ending to this amazing series is bittersweet. WHAT AN ENDING. I honestly felt 14 all over again, sitting in my bed weeping for all the growth my characters had experienced, for all the pain they went through. Going through the whole experience again was an amazing thing. 

City of Heavenly Fire concludes The Mortal Instruments series following the New York Institute and the people that inhabit it including Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle and Alec. As I remembered bits and pieces of events that transpired in this story, I was not ready for the overwhelming emotions I felt as the book ended. 

The book is huge and I still felt I wanted to have more time with these characters, savoring their words and their memories with each other. I have no idea how Cassandra Clara was able to weave such an intricate and delicate history into writing, and the thing is I know it only gets better from now. I know that as I start her other books the mentions of Tessa and the Herondales will make sense to me and I feel that as I begin the other series following different characters, I am going to be awestruck by the author's imagination. 

“Who’s there?” he called, then frowned. “Of course,” he added, addressing the darkness all around, “even I, as a Shadowhunter, have seen enough movies to know that anyone who yells ‘Who’s there?’ is going to be instantly killed.” 

The truth is I don't have a negative thing to say about this book. The storyline was perfect, slow when it needed to be allowing us to breathe and fast paced and action filled when needed. The characters have their own personality and in a way as the narrator glimpses from Simon to Clary and then Magnus and so forth, one can analyze the changes in thoughts and beliefs. The narrator and the writing is incredible. Another of my favorite things is the dialogue, poetic and sarcastic at times, it really allowed myself to feel I was there in Idris fighting and laughing along side these magical creatures. 

--- 5 stars ---