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City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)

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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 f
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Hardcover, 725 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry
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Kiki
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Erika
This review and more can be found on Living for the Books

Finally, this prolonged series comes to an end and while I wish I could say that I'll really miss the characters, I probably won't. To be completely honest, I used to adore this series back when I first read it about four years ago, but I feel like it no longer has the same appeal as it once did. I'm pretty sure I only picked this book up out of habit

The biggest issue I had with this book was that the characters focus on the wrong things.
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Mar 18, 2016 Jesse (JesseTheReader) rated it really liked it
I was thinking up until the last 200 pages that this was definitely going to be a 3 star read, but that ending completely changed my mind. It really made up for the first chunk of the book.
Shreya
Jan 08, 2012 Shreya rated it it was amazing
*UPDATE* REVIEW TO COME SOON

*UPDATE* OMG COVER COVER COVER. COOOOOOOVER!!!! THAT COVER. Clary's friggin wearing white and I CANNOT. What do you guys think? Personally I think it's beautiful. After you get over the fact that Clary's wearing white. And it's Clastian.

OK OK OK. WRITE OBSESSIVE FANGIRLY REVIEW MODE. ON.

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2000 FRIGGIN 14 EH!?!?!?!!?!?! MUST YOU KILL ME CASSIE. MUSSSST YOUUUU!???? WHYYYYYYY!??????????

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Truthic
Aug 06, 2010 Truthic rated it it was amazing
The fascinating world of shadowhunters and downworlders has always intrigued me with it's rich world-building. The characters, so true and relatable, including those few twisted ones, have all contributed to making this one of my favorite book series of all time. Add in some adventure, romance, and humor, and you've got a recipe for success.

The last installment of the Mortal Instruments was nothing short of unforgettable. There were so many things I loved with it, but also things I regretted Cas
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Gemma
Sep 09, 2010 Gemma marked it as to-read
UPDATE 1/15/14

So the cover was released. Though I appreciate that the faces are a little more implicit than they were in the past two, I'm rather disappointed; there's something a little cheesy about it, and it looks kind of like a rehash of CoFA. Plus, Clary's hair... I get that she's part angel, but that's such an unnatural shade of red, and I never got the vibe that she dyed it. Also the city-scape at the bottom was always a favorite element, and it's just not as prominent here, so I'm bummed
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Laura
I'm just praying to God that this is the last one...
Sasha Alsberg
Sep 19, 2012 Sasha Alsberg rated it it was amazing
Words cannot express how amazing this book was! I will be posting a detailed review up on my youtube channel soon :)
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Oct 28, 2012 Rachel (APCB Reviews) rated it it was amazing
Read the full review @A Perfection Called Books




With a heavy heart, I write this review. TMI is the series that rekindled my love of reading. I was so invested in this series, and I'm so sad that it's come to a close. But darn, Cassie ended it well. Warning: This book will make you so emotionally unstable. You'll go from angry to remorseful, happy to sad, laughing to crying, and so on. This book was everything I hoped for and more.

Me While Reading This Book:


The Writing:


Cassie Clare never ceases
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Jon
Feb 24, 2012 Jon rated it really liked it
Edit (1/17/14): That cover is epic, but I really wish Malec was on it instead!


Edit (3/12/13) - I just noticed that it says on the bottom of the placeholder: "Cover to be revealed when you least expect it".

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Cassandra Clare why are you doing this to us? March 19, 2014 is way too far away, this is pure torture. How could she end it on a spectacular cliffhanger then expect us to wait 2 whole years?

Clockwork Princess is already out! I hope everything works out between Tessa, Will, and J
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Candace
I have thoroughly enjoyed 'The Mortal Instruments' series. Here and there, I find myself wanting to break out of my usual romance genre and read a paranormal/fantasy story. This series was a fantastic choice for me!

I listened to the Audible version of these books and they were a joy to listen to. The narrators did a wonderful job of drawing me into the story and holding my attention throughout the series. With six books, that's quite the feat.

The final book in the series, 'City of Heavenly Fire
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Regan
May 28, 2014 Regan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned-read
I HAVE SO MANY FEELS
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Omg! Omg! Omg! This freaking book is the best one and my feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllsss



This is going to be another one of my crazy reviews! I really need to start reviewing in parts so that I can get all of the feels before they wear off!

Anyway! OmGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

Well first let me say when that stupid jerk, Sebastian kills someone I loved I wanted to pulverize him into the ground. HULK SMASH! Of course, I wanted to do this anyway but I digress.

I didn't even ta
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Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
Aug 29, 2015 Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee) rated it really liked it
I DID IT. I FINISHED THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. I STAYED UNTIL THE VERY END.
“Freely we serve
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.”
I can't believe I finally finished this series. I am speechless. Completing all of The Mortal Instruments books feels like such an accomplishment. This is the first long-running series, with a total of six books, that I have ever read in my life.

As a whole, The Mortal Instruments was a rollercoaster ride. I had a love/hate relati
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Ferdy
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Underwhelming, cliched, and mostly predictable. The characters, the story, and the ending was all rubbish. I wasn't expecting great things from CoHF but I did think I'd get a LOT more than what was delivered. There was no originality, no twists, no satisfying resolutions, there was just NOTHING… Everything worked out pretty much perfectly for the main characters, it was so bloody cheesy and blah.

What's what: Incest-loving-evul-caricature-Sebastian wants to shag his sister and do other ev
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Ava Styles ✓
Jun 27, 2012 Ava Styles ✓ marked it as to-read
Hmm…although I have only read the first three books of TMI, I can't possibly imagine how Cassandra Clare wrote THREE MORE DANG BOOKS!!! Did anyone else think that City of Glass wrapped everything up nicely? I did. With everyone happy. The Downworlders and Shadowhunters forgetting their pasts and mingling. Maryse being okay with Alec and Magnus (that part was so sweet. I smiled whenever they came up.) Clary and Jace together. Simon accepting his sunny-albeit bloody- fate. Happiness for all!!!!! " ...more
Yulitza Moncada
Aug 04, 2016 Yulitza Moncada rated it it was amazing
La verdad no entiendo porque espere tanto tiempo para leer este libro, estoy muy arrepentida de no haberlo leído apenas lo tuve en mis manos, este último libro me lleno de tantas alegrías y emociones como no tienen idea, que hasta llore como una niña cuando lo termine.

Este último libro está lleno de acción, felicidad, tristeza, muertes, momentos emotivos, de todo un poco y de verdad estoy muy agradecida a Cassandra Clare por darnos este libro tan espectacular, eso SI para mí no es el mejor de t
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Lucy AveAtqueVale
Oh, 2014 you say?

Way to freaking long. Right now this is me;

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And, the longer I wait the more I want to do this;

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Oh, and if Alec and Magnus don't get back together;

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For those of you who ship Simon/Clary instead of Simon/Izzy; Well,

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I would really love for Izzy to finally tell Simon how she feels 'cause then I would have to be all like;

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FINALLY!! Thank you, Jesus.
Rue~alwaysa1directioner~
Nov 26, 2011 Rue~alwaysa1directioner~ rated it it was amazing
Why are you doing this to me!!! I love Cassandra Clare's books but I'm gonna hate her forever for making me wait this long!! It's bad enough I have to wait about half a year for COLS, now I have to wait more than a year after COLS for COHF!!! This is ABSOLUTELY THE WORST KIND OF TORTURE IN THE WORLD!!!! I should have waited till the end of 2013 then bought COFA, COLS and COHF but I couldn't keep my hands of COFA. And now how am I feeling you ask? Well....TORTURED, SLEEPLESS and I CAN'T KEEP MY M ...more
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
2 Wait.. Was that it? Stars

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Major Spoilers Ahead

Okay so let me get this straight I read 6 books in this series, the last book over 700 pages and that was the ending CC gave us readers really? I have to say I am pretty disappointed in the way the whole series played out. The first 3 books were really good but I feel like the last 3 though okay lacked depth of character, and depth of the on going relationships. Maybe it's because there was so many storylines going at once( CC could totally give
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Angela
Is this the real cover? It's so pretty! *-*



Edit: So this is the real cover... It's cool, but I think I like the fan-made one more...

Annabelle Marie Veronica
I have no idea why I'm going to read this.

Perhaps I am a masochist.

City of Lost Souls was freaking awful.

But I have to know how it ends.

And maybe it will magically get better.

Also it will probably have a gorgeous cover.

And I have no self-control whatsoever.
Mary
Aug 31, 2010 Mary rated it it was amazing
2014!? THAT'S STUPID! WHY CAN'T I GO TO THE FUTURE AND READ THE BOOK AND COME BACK?!
Pearl Angeli
"We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who loves us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss."


5 Heavenly Fire Stars!

This is going to be a very emotional review fangirling so please bear with me....

I knew the conclusion of The Mortal Instruments will be beautiful. What I didn't expect was how it's even better than what I've expected. It was epic. The best of all the best. The kind of book that was well-molded from star
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Summer
Nov 21, 2012 Summer rated it did not like it
Recommended to Summer by: My tween self
Shelves: fail, fantasy, 2014, dnf
DNF at page two-hundred or three-hundred and something

A Tale of Summer's Favorite Series of All Time

Once upon a time there was a twelve-year-old girl who loved reading. She read anything she could get her hands on - but unlike other girls her age, she refused to read the terribly famous Twilight. No, she was far too good for that. Instead, she devoured The Mortal Instruments series, which she believed was far more well-written, more complex than that worthless Twilight.

Fast forward two years la
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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 Kai rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”

This series tempered me in fire a lot. I'm glad I survived this mess.
I started it maybe 7 or 8 years ago. City of Bones was my favourite book for a long long time. I loved this world, the Shadowhunters, Downworlders, the magic and all the forbidden romance.

Many years later I have to admit that the excitement wore off. And it all started when Cassandra Clare decided she needed a sequel to City of Glass. And another one. And ano
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Laz
Mar 13, 2014 Laz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: urban fantasy lovers
«We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.»


I am at a loss for words. Thank you Cassandra Clare for this book. And for this series. They're not just books to me. They are a part of me. That might sound a little bit exaggerating but how else can I describe something that made me change my life perception? This series had love; between friends, siblings, and lovers. And thes
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May
Dec 04, 2015 May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
CASSANDRA NO PUEDO VIVIR SIN JACE. DAME MÁS.

(Reseña en el canal en enero ♥)
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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Other Books in the Series

The Mortal Instruments (6 books)
  • City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
  • City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
  • City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
  • City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
  • City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

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“I did not make a pie,” Alec repeated, gesturing expressively with one hand, “for three reasons. One, because I do not have any pie ingredients. Two, because I don’t actually
know how to make a pie.”
He paused, clearly waiting.
Removing his sword and leaning it against the cave wall, Jace said warily, “And three?”
“Because I am not your bitch,” Alec said, clearly pleased with himself.”
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