Oh man, I was doing so well at this whole writing a review a day in advance and then scheduling it to go out at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday thing, and then WHAM work got in the way. This week has been so crazy for my day job- two full days of workshops and then 2 days of all the meetings means no time to read or write any sort of reviews. Also my dog is sick! He’s got some sort of eye infection, so he’s been lethargic and so tired for the past few days, and it’s been so, so sad. We went to the vet yesterday, and he has meds now, so hopefully he’ll be back to his normal jumpy self soon!
For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading (well, listening to really) the Mortal Instruments books, and I finally finished City of Heavenly Fire this morning! I’ve read all of the Infernal Devices books and Lady Midnight, but I hadn’t actually finished the Moral Instruments books, so now that I have, things have finally started making sense.
I’m not going to put a summary in here (but here’s a link to the Goodreads page for it so y’all can read a summary if you need one) because I feel like everybody’s read these books already, so let’s get straight to my thoughts. First of all, Sophie Turner was one of the narrators for this, and I was a huge fan of that. Ed Westwick is 100% my favorite narrator for these audiobooks (because let’s be real- Chuck Bass is life), but Sophie Turner is definitely a close second!
I feel like books 4-6 were a little unnecessary for the overall storyline, but in general, they did set up The Infernal Devices books and the Dark Artifices books well. I loved meeting young Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorne- they are for sure my favorites. I also love Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray- ahhh all of my favorite people are back again (well technically they were introduced in this book and we visit them again in others, but whatever- technicalities).
Did y’all read City of Heavenly Fire? What did y’all think about it?