In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.
At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
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Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #6
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Published: May 27, 2014
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!
THIS BOOK KILLED ME. I don’t even know where to begin. I am literally at a loss for words. THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK… ripping my heart out and stomping on it would’ve been less painful. Most of the time I am able to keep it together and finish books but it took me 2 weeks to finish this book. Why? You ask. No, not because it was over 700 pages but because I had to take a break because I couldn’t handle all of the emotions at once. I thought that was the worst of it. Then I got to the end of the book. And then the epilogue. I am truly speechless right now. Every single emotion hit me all at once during the epilogue.
I don’t want to rant about how amazing this book was so I am going to leave it at this: City of Heavenly Fire is well worth any emotional breakdown you suffer during and after reading this book. It is totally unexpected and suspenseful, all while keeping the elements we all know and love from the Mortal Instruments series. Although not expected, this was a fabulous conclusion to the phenomenal Mortal Instruments series!
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My current read is Clockwork Princess, so enjoy this excerpt from page 56:
"No. Never forgotten." She glanced toward the window, though she could not see out; she had drawn the curtains when the light had seemed to be hurting Jem's eyes. "Hoped, perhaps, that he might have turned his mind elsewhere."
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YAYYY I am finally posting another Teaser Tuesday! I got my act together and finally posted! :)
I am catastrophically in love with you.
-Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
THIS QUOTE!!! Oh, let the swooning begin. I have been reading the Infernal Devices the past few days and I've been loving it so so much! I am now on Clockwork Princess and I can't wait to finish! :)
Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #5
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Published: May 8, 2012
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
The entire book I was so confused about what was happening with Jace and the whole idea of this different Jace. The reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 was because I hated that there was yet another thing that Clary and Jace had to go through. I think out of all of the books, City of Lost Souls was my least favorite. And it still earned 4 stars which says a lot about how much I enjoyed this series.
Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. I felt more relaxed reading it because I think it had a lot slower of a pace than the other books. Then again, who REALLY feels relaxed while reading a Cassandra Clare book…
I truly think that this series is something special and I highly suggest you check it out!
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Goodreads 2017: 46/100
JLA all books: 23/47
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