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Review: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE by Cassandra Clare

city of heavenly fireTitle: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD

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!

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (15): CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE by Cassandra Clare

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

 

This week’s spotlight is on:

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 City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: May 27, 2014

 

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

 

 

Why am I waiting?

And that was the blurb. I guess they can’t really put more plot details in there. After all, it’s the final book and the readers won’t be too happy with spoilers. I know I won’t be.

But I will be happy if I can read this very soon. I am so ready to read the ending to this series and to find out what happens to the characters that I have come to love after 5 books. Plus, I need to get my Cassandra Clare writing fix. The gap between her book publications are just too long. ^__^

 

What are you “waiting on” this Wednesday? I would love to hear all about them.

 

 

Super Six Sunday: Favorite Covers of 2013

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Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at Bewitched Bookworms. This week’s theme: Favorite Covers of 2013.

 

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#6: Splintered by A.G. Howard

I haven’t read this yet but I’ve read good things about it and now it’s on my TBR list. I just love the whimsical feel and the lively colors of this cover.

 

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#5: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

I’ve always had a hard time picturing how a character would look in real life. And as I have been excited about Isaiah’s book since I read Dare You To, I got my first glimpse of him on this cover. And I loved it. I love the red-themed car and how they’re together on the seat, as well as their facial expressions.

 

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#4: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

We finally get a glimpse of Tessa herself. This cover was just beautifully done. I love her dress, by the way.

 

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#3: A Man Above Reproach by Evelyn Pryce

This cover for a historical romance novel is a breath of fresh air. It’s an uncommon cover in this genre and I love the watercolor effect. It gives the gentleman on the cover a certain dimensionality that whispers of the time period in London then.

 

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#2: Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Oh, these two. I just adore how these covers really echo the characters in the books. It’s an additional way for readers to connect with the story.

 

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#1: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

I love this cover edition because it gives me the face to go with the name. This book is one of Nalini’s best works. Absolutely divine.

 

There you go, my super six covers for 2013. I would love to hear from you guys so if you have time, leave your links in the comments section and I’ll definitely check them out.

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s list: 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read.

 

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#10    (No cover and title yet) Night Prince #3 by Jeaniene Frost – I want to know how Vlad will get his HEA. The second book ended in a pretty good place and I can’t wait to read the home stretch.

#9       Between the Devil and Ian Eversea by Julie Anne Long – I will always want more Pennyroyal Green books from Julie Anne Long until we get to the book about Lyon and Olivia.

#8       The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen – I can’t wait to discover what kind of man and leader Jaron will becoming and what kind of journey he takes to get to that point.

#7       Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – More Stephanie Perkins, please. I adored Lola and the Boy Next Door and I can’t wait to read the next book.

#6       Landline by Rainbow Rowell – Rainbow Rowell should release a book every week. Just saying. 

#5       City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – This is the ending to a series that I just know would be grand and magnificent. After five books, I’m ready but at the same time I’m not ready for this series to end.

#4       Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster – I loved My Lady Quicksilver and after finding out who the next book will be featuring, I’m soooo excited. 

#3       The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand – Everybody should read Laura Florand. Seriously. 🙂 And I can’t believe she will release a new book in January just after she released The Chocolate Heart last month. Yay for more books.

#2       (No title and cover yet) Rules of Scoundres #4 – Chase’s book by Sarah MacLean – Even though I haven’t read No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (I’m still waiting for my copy to arrive), I just know this is one of those books that I’ll be eagerly anticipating for next year.

#1        Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh – OMG. I need more Psy-Changeling books. I know that the series will be winding up soon, this being the second to the last, I think. But Nalini Singh’s prose is really special. And when I’m not reading her book, I’m constantly missing her writing. 

Time really passes so slow when you’re waiting for something so good. I can’t wait to have these books in my hands. 2014 will rock! I just know it.

What are your picks for the weeks?

Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I can’t wait to get my hands on

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s list: Sequels I can’t wait to get my hands on.

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Between the Devil and Ian Eversea

Julie Anne Long
(Pennyroyal Green #9)
March 2014

 

 

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The Chocolate Heart

Laura Florand
(Amour et Chocolat #5)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

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The Secrets of a Scoundrel

Gaelen Foley
(The Inferno Club #7)
July 2014

 

 

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Crash into You

Katie McGarry
(Pushing the Limits #3)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

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Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins
(Anna and the French Kiss #3)
May 2014

 

 

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

Sarah MacLean
(Rules of Scoundrels #3)
Nov. 26, 2013

 

 

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Forged by Desire

Bec McMaster
(Steampunk London #4)
September 2014

 

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The City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare
(The Mortal Instruments #6)
May 2014

 

 

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The Countess Conspiracy

Courtney Milan
(The Brothers Sinister #3)
December 2013

 

 

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Shield of Winter

Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling #13)
June 2014

 

 

That’s it for my list. I would love to hear what you have on yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s what HE said Thursday: Will Herondale

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That’s what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break, where you post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine.

 

As my first post for this particular meme, allow me to start with one of the most noble, if not overly so, Will Herondale from Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices series.

 

This particular line is from Will to Tessa in Clockwork Princess:

I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that.

 

Oh, Will…

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Character Names I Love

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s list is about character names you love or unusual character names that you’ve encountered. Here’s mine.

 

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Eugenides “Gen”

The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

 

 

 

 
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Heath Champion

Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

 

 

 

 
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Cather (and Wren)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

 

 

 

 
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Ashaya Aleine

Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh

 

 

 

 
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Magnus Bane

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

 

 

 

 
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Kaleb Krychek

Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh

 

 

 

 
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Draco Malfoy

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

 
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Four

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

 

 

 

 
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Peeta Mellark

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

 

 

 

 
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Cricket Bell

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Dominique Richard
The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

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Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Pippa
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

Dimitri
Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh

 

 

What about you? Which character names do you love or you find unusual?