Book Review- City of Heavenly Fire

I must admit, though I am not a fan of the Mortal Instruments Series, this conclusion to the series was very promising and satisfying.  Clare did manage to pull together the series, and lead in to her new series- The Dark Artifacts, soon to be published.  Though the earlier book had a lot of out of context romance, this book managed to keep most of the romance in context.  Also, the protagonist, Clary, was much stronger, and fought for herself, rather than being foolish, as she was in some of the other books, mostly City of Lost Souls.  We also saw a wonderful connection between the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices, as well as the connection to Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn, the main characters of the Dark Artifacts.  The flaws definitely had to include some of the purposeless deaths, like Jordan Kyle and Raphael Santiago, and the loss of Simon’s memory, which was a great sacrifice, but in about five pages, was already resolved.  Resolving the loss of memory was definitely a good idea, but probably should have been done earlier.  Altogether, however, Clare did an excellent job with the conclusion, and has definitely created an excitement for the new series, the Dark Artifacts.

Review: 7.5/10

If you like this you should read: The Infernal Devices, The Bane Chronicles

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