Cassandra Clare – City of Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire
City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Publishing date: 27 May 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: completed

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!

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My impression:
I started reading the final book just 2 days after I finished “City of Lost Souls” and… I’ve read half of it in 1 days. It’s absolutely interesting and nothing like the previous one. It caught my attention absolutely and I wasn’t able to stop reading. I don’t even have an idea why I had such difficulties reading 5th book.

Anyhow, the story follows what happened after Jace was saved and what actually Sebastian did to have the world. It was understandable that he wants Clary and he would do anything to have her. Somehow boring…, but this was his weakness after all.

Most interesting for me this time were the kids from LA institute – Blackthorn and the little Ema. Their story was captivating and perfectly added in the story. I would like to understand what is going to happen with them – maybe in another book.

And finally, what actually got my mind – who Brother Zachariah actually is? I want to know…

All in all, absolutely great final of this series. Cassandra Clare is great writer. I’ll follow her and will read her other books for sure.

General note: 10/10

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Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls
City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #5
Publishing date: 8 May 2012
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: completed

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues — and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

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My impression:
This fifth book continues the story, where the previous book left it. And in the beginning was truly interesting, but…

I don’t know why, but this book appeared to be from these books, in which you like the story, but you can read only in the slowest way you can. Clary was boring, Jace was dumb & Sebastian was as always evil. At times everything was so boring, that I had to push myself to continue to read – I should finish the whole series.

It started to be more interesting in the final 70 pages, which I finished at once. And the only interesting story was the “love” between Simon and Isabelle & Jordan and Maya. I dunno why, but it was absolutely lost time for me.

However, there is one more book to read, which I hope will be better than this one.

General note: 4/10

Cassandra Clare – City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels
City of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Publishing date: 5 April 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster Children’s
Status: completed

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

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My impression:
This book is absolutely the great beginning for the second part of the story. Well, I devide the story between book 1 – 3 and book 4 – 6. I had read it very fast – just for 2-3 days and the story was so fascnating, I wasn’t able to stop. Being honest, I read every moment I wasn’t at work.

All the time I was wondering what is going to happen and when finally I got what’s coming I was surprised. I never thought that Lilith will be included in the story. And you know who’s back? Yes, Sebastian! Oops, Johnathan. And I should say that I started to dislike Clary a bit. Not that she was my favorite, but didn’t really got her in this book. At all!

Meanwhile, while Clary and Jace was going through demons, vampires and etc., I absolutely enjoyed the story between Magnus and Alec – that’s my favorite couple. Yay!

Anyhow, this is good book! Very interesting and catching! You totally need to read!

General note: 9/10

Cassandra Clare – City of Glass

City of Glass
City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Publishing date: 24 March 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: completed

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

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My impression:
It’s been a long time since I read the second book, so when I started “City of Glass” it was little bit strange for me and I had to remember a lot of things while reading chapter after chapter. It was interesting all the time and i finished the book very fast.

The story… when we talk about the story and characters, my all time favorite is Jace and somehow Simon. And it was very good that finally the story was happening in the City of Glass. Fresh and dark Sebastian, was really someone to think about. There had something hidden in him and when I finally understood who is he, I knew it must be something like this.

Anyhow, good story.

General note: 8/10

Cassandra Clare – City of Ashes

City of Ashes
City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #2
Publishing date: 25 March 2008
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: completed

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

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Cassandra Clare – City of Bones

City of Bones
City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Publishing date: 27 March 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: completed

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder ― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing ― not even a smear of blood ― to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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