City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare Book Review

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

City of Heavenly Fire

by Cassandra Clare

Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Book 6 in the Mortal Instruments Series

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 families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!


Violence Young Adult Exciting



City of Heavenly Fire is the final book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Series. It centers around Clary, Jace, Izzy, Alec, Simon, and Magnus, all willing to do what it takes to take down Clary's brother once and for all.

Well, this is it. The end. Well, kind of. As the Shadowhunter world continues to grow to this day, it will be quite awhile before we see the actual end. Which is lucky for us, because Cassandra Clare has created a wonderful world, and it would be a shame to end it before her story is finished. If you have read the other reviews I have written on the Mortal Instrument series, you will know that I have read these books before, so these have all been rereads for me. This is the first time I have re-read City of Heavenly Fire though, as I have always had trouble getting through City of Fallen Angels. So I forgot a lot of the finger details of the story. I forgot how much I loved this conclusion, and how bittersweet it was. The final chapters - even knowing what happens - had me bawling. My poor husband had to leave the room. haha. City of Heavenly Fire brought back everything I first fell in love with in this series, and as it tied up loose ends, it loosened other storylines for the next books to be written in the series.

Were there some things I disliked? Yes. I kinda feel like Cassandra got lost in ideas, and with so many characters, there were things put to paper, that probably shouldn't have been there at all. Like Jordan and Maia. Their characters kind of went no where in this book, and I feel like useless filler was put in to tie up their storylines. Maia's change of heart bothered me a lot, and how Jordan's story ends was awful. Unless Cassandra threw it in there to make the reader cry, I just don't understand why. It was quite obvious -----------> that Maia and Bat would end up together, and I think its a good fit. I just hated how the Jordan storyline was handled. It would have been better for her to have forgiven him, but just be his friend. Not forgive him, give him hope by sleeping with him, and then decide that she doesn't really forgive him. Luckily, Cassandra did at least have a time gap before Bat and Maia getting together. <-------------