Hello J (Review is without spoilers)
Today I want to review a book I have waited a very long time to read. It’s called City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, and if you know me, I have been submersed in this book ever since it arrived on my doorstep. I have waited a very long time to have this ending to the series.
The story follows the Lightwoods as always, and also introduces some new characters, like the Blackthorns and the Cairstairs. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked these new characters being there because this is the final book and it seemed like Clare had just wanted to add a side story. But in the end I was grateful for it, because as always, in the end everything really ties together. As I was saying before, the Lightwoods face the same enemy as they have in the two books prior to this one – Sebastian, who is ready to wreak havoc as he always is, and has new alliances which make him stronger than ever.
I really loved reading this, loved to know how it all ended. I will admit this book didn’t quite make it in comparison to all the other ones. It was very good – don’t get me wrong; I was hooked from the very first page. But it wasn’t as addicting, as terrifying or as satisfying as I wanted it to be. But that’s just me being harsh and comparing.
My favourite part of the novel was the end. Regardless of whether some vital characters are missing or not (hehe, you’ll have to read it to find out), or if the ending was a happy or sad one, I loved seeing it all come together and seeing the final words printed. You can just close the book and breathe, realising that you’ve come on quite the journey since you started book one, wondering if it was going to be as good as everyone says. There are always good and bad sides to ending a series.
I am looking forwards to the book Cassandra Clare is promising to release in 2015, another in the Shadowhunter world but not in the Mortal Instruments series. She has a lot of series I have yet to even start reading, like the Infernal Devices and Bane Chronicles. I am actually longing for her to release a book outside of the Shadowhunter world, just to see whether her writing style changes or what it will be like. I am going to dive into the Infernal Devices next I think, I just need a bit of a break first. I am still trying to heal from knowing a series I love is over. *sniffles*
Olivia’s Question: How do you feel when you get to the end of a series, or a really good book?
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