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

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

author: Cassandra Clare
name: Crazy. Something. Maybe.
average rating: 4.46
book published: 2014
rating: 3
read at: 2014/05/28
date added: 2014/05/28
shelves: fantasy
review:
By all accounts, I should have loved this book. Everything I hoped would happen did. I should be elated. And maybe I would have been, if this book would have been cut by about 200 pages (AT LEAST).

Seriously, this thing droned on and on. It was over 700 pages. It was like she wanted to take as long as possible to tell the story. Probably 100 pages of it was people just sitting in rooms.

I have never had more mixed feelings about a book. It was good, but it was fracking exhausting. Just entirely exhausting. And not because I was so emotionally invested, but because I was reading and wading through so many unnecessary words. It took way too long for the plot to progress. It was baby steps. It was exhausting.

And what was with the introduction of all of these secondary characters? I was completely inundated with new people to remember. I didn’t read the Clockwork Princess or Infernal Devices or whatever else the other shadowhunter books are called so sometimes I was very confused. It was hard to file all of the new info away with not back story and be able to recall it later. I feel like my book was missing chapters- which is totally horrifying because if this book was any longer I would have just put myself out of my misery.

Overall, I’m glad I read it. I think it was a great ending to the series. It could have been done in 400 pages.

2 thoughts on “City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

    • Hey Paul! Thanks for your comment. I did actually like this book, but it felt super long to me. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other books in this series. Have you read the Infernal Devices? I started the first book in that series, but it was a little slow. Does it pick up?

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