Jackie's Booklikes

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My Review : City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6)

City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

What I didn't expect from reading the last book of the Mortal Instrument series was the introduction of two new characters that promise to have a fulfilling lifetime ahead of them. I guess that is why Cassandra Clare has indicated she will be adding 5 more series into the Shadowhunter universe? I don't know what to make of that. I mean I definitely am curious to see the Dark Artifices series which continues with Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn who allegedly become Parabatais AND are in love, but c'mon, really? I wasn't much into reading about Emma and Julian in City of Heavenly Fire when there was already so much going on. On the other hand, reading about Brother Zacharias aka Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray was worth all the glitter in Magnus' loft and then some.


Magnus Bane also revealed some secrets of his own

*cough* Asmodeus *cough

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, and it was sweet of him to write them all down in a book to give to Alec Lightwood. I plan on reading the Bane Chronicles too, hoping it doesn't lessen his character in anyway and I absolutely and 100% agree with Jace taking on the Herondale name. Awesome.


Sebastian aka Jonathan Morgenstern 

dies in the end

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. I know big surprise right? But, the way it was done and how, you'll have to find out for yourself by reading the book. I didn't care about the other characters who died , honestly.


I hope in the upcoming books we will read about Isabelle aka Izzy Lightwood being an Iron Sister but that prediction is just way too far off . On the other hand I don't think she would make a good wife but you never know.


As for Simon the vampire, I definitely miss him like all his other downworlder friends do, but 

he's not dead anymore! I wonder if chairman meow could spark some of Simons memories. Did I mention he lost his memories? When the gang found themselves in Edom, with no escape, Simon bargained his soul in exchange for a safe passage, only he would never remember his downworlder friends , BUT he would be human again and alive with a beating heart! Simon never liked being a vampire anyway so I could see how much he wanted it. I don't blame him but if it were me I wouldn't mourn his loss because that is what he wanted and they should've rejoiced instead, but meh, they just couldn't stay away from him and with a little of Magnus' magic they get Simon to remember things , sort of *shrugs*

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I don't see how Simon could ever live a normal life and I feel they are putting themselves and Simon again in jeopardy. Poor guy lol.


The pursuit of Sebastian in the realm of Edom was a lot of fantastic and unexpected but intense and enjoyable moments including the deliverance of Clary's real brother. It was after the portals were destroyed with the hope of ever escaping, that Cassie, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus, Luke and Jocelyn , had to find a way home and

that is when Simon made a bargain with Asmodeus, the Prince of Edom.

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