Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

City of Heavenly Fire
(The Mortal Instruments #6)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: July 2, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
My Rating:

5 stars new


Synopsis new

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!

my thoughts new


“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.”

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 start to finish, closing the entire series with a huge impact to the heart.


To Cassandra Clare, you have no idea how much I cried after finishing this book. With your brilliant writing and exceptional imagination, you simply hooked me. I loved how you created your characters and the Shadowhunter world. The way you designed this fictional world with so much love was so overwhelming. And no matter how dark it was, still, its overall greatness was worthy enough. I could read this series all over again!

“If people have a spark in them, yours is the brightest I know.”

City of Heavenly Fire Cassandra Clare is the longest sequel in this series. All the while, I thought City of Glass was the best book, but in my opinion, City of Heavenly Fire was everything. It was simply satisfying. I loved the carefully constructed plot as well as the series of twist and turns.

“The wishes of our hearts are weapons that can be used against us.”

Some of my favorite scenes in this book:

> The real Brother Zachariah – If you have read this book and the TID series, then you will know what I mean. The feels!

> Bat and Rufus’ fight and Rufus’ and Maia’s battle – Talk about a phenomenal battle of werewolves! This scene is not to be missed!

> The drunk Simon moment – This was the scene where I did laugh like a mad woman. Those funny and corny yet super swoony things that he said to Izzy were my undoing!

> Jace and Clary when they were at the cave of Edom – THIS. I’ve waited for this moment. NUFF SAID.

I’ll stop now. I couldn’t go on anymore without spoiling everyone but let me just tell you that there were so many amazing scenes in this book!

“You were the wrong person for the Jace that I was, but not the Jace that I am now, the Jace you helped make me.”

Now let me express my feelings and opinions toward the beautiful major characters that made up the whole series.

Clary – I loved her character development here. Gone was the reckless Clary Fray that we saw in the previous books. The Clary Fray that we see here is braver and wiser and so much careful with her actions and decisions.

Jace – He was phenomenal here and his character development was also remarkable. I think it’s about time to see a Jace that truly accepts and embraces his own self and not just his demons. Also, he was way sweeter here. This is the guy that I was looking for in previous books and because of that, I couldn’t be any happier.

Simon – Of all the characters, Simon is my most favorite. He just couldn’t stop being awesome! And what happened to him in the final chapters of this book… ugh, it made me feel emotional!

Alec – I didn’t quite appreciate his character until now. He was way better here! And not just because of his epic action stunts but because in this book, he loved Magnus so fiercely and unselfishly. Like the rest of the characters, he will be hard to forget!

Isabelle – Always such a sexy badass character and I couldn’t stop admiring her! I have always been a fan of her character since City of Bones. In this book, she became even stronger. And she was always a true friend and a sister.

Magnus – This man. This powerful warlock. He’s the reason why this entire series kept getting interesting. Life would be dull and boring without him, to be honest.

Maia – Who would’ve thought that this girl will impress me? She simply rocks! She has this hidden fire in her that was unleashed in this book. So surprising!

“Weapons, when they break and are mended, can be stronger at the mended places. Perhaps hearts are the same.”

To say I was amazed by this series’ conclusion is an understatement. I was left completely awed and emotional and even starting to miss the characters. 😦 The good thing is that there’s Lady Midnight waiting which I will be reading soon! If you haven’t started this series and The Infernal Devices yet, what better time? They’re ultimate favorites of mine!

I’m going to leave you with my most favorite quote from this book…

“We Shadowhunters, we put ourselves in danger, every hour, every day. I think sometimes we are restless with our hearts the way we are with our lives. When we give them away, we give every piece. And if we do not get what we so desperately need, how do we live?”



5 stars new

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xo pearl


REVIEW: After the Bridge by Cassandra Clare

After the Bridge (The Infernal Devices #3.1)

Clockwork Angel
(The Infernal Devices #3.1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Published: March 19, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating:

4 Stars

Short Story about Tessa, Jem and what happened after that meeting at Blackfriar’s Bridge at the Epilogue of Clockwork Princess.


Thank you Carol and Sandy for introducing this to me! xoxoxo

I won’t be making this review long because it will spoil those who haven’t yet read the final book of The Infernal Devices.

So here’s my opinion…

This short story is somewhat a continuation to what happened during the epilogue of the Clockwork Princess. I have to say that  this one is satisfying, though it’s not at all necessary (for me) because I am quite satisfied with the Clockwork Princess’ ending. But because I was still hangover with the book, I didn’t hesitate to read this short story because I was too curious and I think I can’t sit still without finding out more about the characters.

The short story did not disappoint me as it entertained me and well, made me feel in love all over again. Still, I don’t know how to move on with this series. Ugh. It’s hard, you know.

So if you guys have already read the Clockwork Princess, you might as well proceed with this short story after reading the book, to extend the feels. 😀

(NOTE: Don’t read this short story if you haven’t completed The Infernal Devices series yet. Okay?) 😀

Rating: 4 Stars


REVIEW: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Clockwork Angel
(The Infernal Devices #3)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Published: March 19, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating:


Tessa Gray should be happy—aren’t all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.


When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.

I still could not move on right now. I was speechless and numb for quite a few minutes after reading this. Anyone of you who feels the same after reading a series-ender that is so epic and memorable you can hardly think straight? Ugh.

Clockwork Princess surprised me. And Cassandra Clare continues to surprise me to no end! I did not expect to love this series because honestly, Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince did not mean much to me at first because I found them quite dull but then— my feelings suddenly shifted after reading Clockwork Princess. I love it already! I love the whole series and the beautiful characters and the Shadowhunter world that it pains me to know that it already ended. 😦

And it’s so hard right now. Everything is heartbreakingly beautiful! I love how Cassie completed the series, no matter what happened in the end. Still. The Infernal Devices is so great!

Aarrgh! I know I’m not making any sense anymore, but I need a moment to recover from my book hangover. Like right now. :’-D

Ratings: 5 Stars


REVIEW: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Clockwork Prince
(The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Published: December 6, 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating:


In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.


Without Tessa there is nothing for me– no joy, no light, no life.

My heart is beating sad notes in my chest with this book. I couldn’t help but sigh! This sequel is a mixture of heartache, hope and happiness. The ultimate highlight of all is the love triangle which gave tickle to my heart. However, it broke me afterwards. 😦

When it comes to the plotline of this book, it’s impressively well-written. The lines are deep, emotional, and beautiful. But then, I guess the whole thing is way too long and nothing exciting seems to really happen. And though there are some revelations, for me it’s not quite enough. The pacing is also a bit slow.

I didn’t lose any interest in continuing this book, though, ‘coz I really wanted to find out more about Will, Jem, and Tessa. 🙂 Anyways, looking forward to read the final book asap. 🙂

My Rating: 3 Stars


REVIEW: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

Clockwork Angel
(The Infernal Devices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Published: September 6, 2009
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating:


In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them….


“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”

I’ve been meaning to read this series after reading the City of Fallen Angels where Will Herondale was mentioned by Camille and Magnus Bane, that’s why when I finally got a chance to, I experienced the instant feels! As a historical fiction fan, I find the Clockwork Angel quite fascinating, especially because the story focuses on the Shadowhunter world in the 1800’s.

Clockwork Angel is nicely written. Although it was a bit slow at the beginning, still it didn’t fail to capture my interest because of the mystery that lies in the book. Everything that happened here is unpredictable. There are lots of surprising events and the action scenes are impressively written.

When it comes to the characters, I really love Tessa Gray. Apart from having an extraordinary and strange ability, she’s a tough character with a smart personality. (And not annoying, too) And oh, she loves literature so much! That’s why liking her is not at all difficult.

Will Heronadale, on the other hand, is uh, an okay character, I guess. I’m not so sure if I like him. He’s a brave and clever guy with a sarcastic-smartass personality which makes him totally the same with Jace in the TMI series. But I think I don’t like the way he’s too secretive. I guess I also expected him to do much effort to protect Tessa and to have at least more romantic interactions with her but so far, what I got was hesitation from him. I’m not so convinced if he’s a great book boyfriend, though. Lol. Not now. Perhaps in the next books?

And Jem… Well, so far, this character stands out, in my opinion. I totally love this guy. The way he makes Tessa feel as though she’s not different among the people in the Institute– it’s swoon-worthy!

As a whole, this book is really impressive. The plotline is flawless and as mentioned, unpredictable– which are exactly the reasons why I am a Cassandra Clare fan. And the book quotations before each chapters begin– so delectable to the thoughts. 🙂 I love them!

My Rating for this Book: 4 Stars