City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

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The lengthy finale to the Mortal Instruments series pits Clary and the gang in a final battle against their ultimate nemesis, Sebastian. Armed with the Infernal Cup, Sebastian has created a demon race of Turned Shadowhunters — all bent on destroying the Nephilim. Sebastian’s trick is a clever one, as the Shadowhunters hesitate to completely obliterate their Turned brethren, resulting in a dilemma that may end the Nephilim (and human) race. Clary et al. must find a way to stop Sebastian and (FINALLY) bring peace to the lives of Nephilim, Downworlders, and humans alike.

While I appreciate that Clare took her time wrapping things up, this book is SO LONG. I felt a little discouraged when I had reached over 200 pages and felt like I hadn’t even made a dent in the book. But, it was worth it. There are some super creative twists in this one, and Clare does a nice job of leaving things open for the companion series, Dark Artifices. I have to say, I’m pretty excited to see where Lady Midnight goes after finishing this series. So many possibilities!

Rating: 4.5/5

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