Welcome to the 4th day of the 30-day book challenge where I am going to tell you all about my favourite book from my favourite series. We discussed my favourite series (The Mortal Instruments) yesterday, so today we are going to be talking about ‘City of Heavenly Fire’, which is the last book in the series and also my favourite.
I’ve heard that a lot of people aren’t that fond of City of Heavenly Fire because of the size and because they didn’t like the ending, but I completely disagree. I personally don’t mind how big books are because it doesn’t affect whether or not I want to read them, so that is a non-issue for me. I personally, adored the ending to this book. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, so don’t worry, but I will say that it is heartbreaking in so many ways, but also leaves loose ends in order for the saga to continue whilst still being finalising enough for a finale. I also adored the tie in with the prequel trilogy ‘The Infernal Devices’, which I didn’t fully understand the meaning of until I read them last year. The 2 part of this book that got me the most though was the character development and getting to see the law of the world play out at the end as they are discussing what is to become of the fae and everyone else who fought against them:
The law of the Shadowhunter world has always intrigued me so much because it is based in a magical setting, so the things they are debating are very different, but the Clave also strongly reflects the government and the issues we have with it in the real world. We see active homophobia and a kind of racism (although this is between different kinds of beings like fae, werewolves etc rather than because of the colour of skin).
A lot of people say that they either didn’t like the character development in CoHF or that there wasn’t enough, but I wholeheartedly disagree. We see Clary face her fears, Jace grow to let people in and love, Alec accept himself and is sexuality, Magnus is humbled and begins to form more alliances with the Shadowhunters because of Alec, Izzy is learning to deal with her grief and guilt over something I won’t mention because spoilers, and we see Simon make one of the ultimate sacrifices, which he has always been told he can’t do by pretty much everyone. There is loads of character development if CoHF and anyone who doesn’t see it probably wasn’t paying enough attention to the characters in the first place.
As you can see, I absolutely ador CoHF and Cassandra Clare’s books in general. What is your favourite book from your favourite series? I’d love to know, so leave a comment down below and tell me!
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