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City of Heavenly Fire Review


Wow. Ik had dit einde niet verwacht. Ik vind dit het beste boek uit de serie. Ook al is het begin wat trager is het einde erg mooi, maar het heeft ook nog een mysterie en dat vind ik ook wel leuk. Ik heb al gehoord als ik de Infernal Devices heb gelezen dat het einde dan veel duidelijker is. Dus ik ben benieuwd!

In het begin van City of Heavenly Fire infiltreren de Dark Shadowhunters van Sebastiaan de Los Angeles Instituut om daar de volwassen Shadowhunters te bekeren, de Blackthorn kinderen zien dit gebeuren en kunnen gelukkig op tijd vluchten naar Idris. Alle instituten worden leeggehaald en ze moeten allemaal naar Idris. Daarnaast is Maureen, het hoofd van de New York vampierclan, los gegaan. Ze verbreekt de wet maar omdat er niemand meer is in de Mundane world kan hier voorlopig niets aan gedaan worden.
 
Dan, de relaties, Maya wil de hele tijd al wat zeggen tegen Jordan, maar wat is het? Is ze zwanger? Alec en Magnus zijn nog steeds uit elkaar, en nee, niet leuk! Jace en Clary zijn zo verliefd, maar ze kunnen niets doen omdat Jace alles in de fik zet, hij heeft namelijk de Heavenly Fire in zich. En dan hebben we nog Simon en Izzy, mijn tweede favoriete koppel, zijn ze echt een koppel? Of doet Izzy maar wat en gebruikt ze Simon om haar verdriet weg te krijgen? Ik vond  vooral het stuk waar Simon dronken is door het bloed wat Raphael heb gegeven heeft en midden in de nacht zijn liefde verklaart aan Izzy erg grappig. Vooral omdat Izzy in Lost Souls dronken is.

Het boek zit niet helemaal vol verrassingen, maar wel een aantal. Het begin was wat trager, zeker voordat toen Alec, Izzy, Simon, Clary en Jace op zoek gaan naar Sebastiaan, maar ik vind dat je het niet kon missen. Het waren belangrijke aspecten van het verhaal. Wat ik ook erg leuk vind is dat je echt kennismaakt met nieuwe personages, die later in het nieuwe boek Lady Midnight, weer terug komen. Ik wil dat boek zo graag dit jaar nog lezen, maar ik wil eerst de andere boeken die op mijn TBR staan lezen.
Mijn doel was om de hele Mortal Instruments serie te lezen in de maand Maart. Dit is bijna gelukt, op 20 pagina’s na. Dit is voor mij best wel knap, want sommige boeken waren best dik, en zoveel tijd had ik nou ook weer niet.
Ik heb weer wat quotes gevonden op GoodReads.

“I did not make a pie,” Alec repeated, gesturing expressively with one hand, “for three reasons. One, because I do not have any pie ingredients. Two, because I don’t actually
know how to make a pie.”
He paused, clearly waiting.
Removing his sword and leaning it against the cave wall, Jace said warily, “And three?”
“Because I am not your bitch,” Alec said, clearly pleased with himself.” 
“Clary,” Jocelyn said. “I want you to meet Tessa Gray.” Hiervoor zou je dus even de Infernal Devices moeten lezen om er achter te komen wie Tessa is, en wie Broeder Zachariah is.

En dit is denk ik mijn favoriete quote uit het boek, Jace is weer typisch Jace.

“No killing,” Jordan said. “We’re trying to make you feel peaceful, so you don’t go up in flames. Blood, killing, war, those are all non-peaceful things. Isn’t there anything else you like? Rainforests? Chirping birds?”

“Weapons,” said Jace. “I like weapons.”

“I’m starting to think we have a problematic issue of personal philosophy here.”

Jace leaned forward, his palms flat on the ground. “I’m a warrior,” he said. “I was brought up as a warrior. I didn’t have toys, I had weapons. I slept with a wooden sword until I was five. My first books were medieval demonologies with illuminated pages. The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons. I know what brings me peace, and it isn’t sandy beaches or chirping birds in rainforests. I want a weapon in my hand and a strategy to win.”

Jordan looked at him levelly. “So you’re saying that what brings you peace … is war.”

“Now you get it.” 




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