City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So as you may no I was a little hesitant to start this book. Let me start off by saying how much I loved the first trilogy. As a reader I was just a little upset that the happy ending we got in book three was completely thrown out the window in book four.
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.
Putting this aside I have finally made it through the rest of the series and was pleasantly surprised.
This novel finds Clary and Jace back in the thick of things. Their relationship is at a standstill due to the Heavenly Fire. As Jace struggles with controlling the fire Clary is forced to face the fact that she is Valentines daughter. Growing up is all about deciding who you are going to be, no matter where you came from. Clary's character has a lot of growth in that respect this time around.
Sebastian is up to no good, as usual. Only this time he has some pretty important company. Controlling the world seems to be his number one goal, even if he needs to burn it to the ground. He constantly flaunts his intelligence by being one step in front of the Shadow hunters at all times.
The story line is filled fighting and the typical teenage drama. Overall it was a solid ending, which I hope is an ending, to a story line I did enjoy. You could probably wait till it comes out in paperback, since if you haven't read it yet it can't be all that pressing. Either way add it to your TBR list. The Mortal Instruments is a series worth reading.