Fangirling & Waiting on Wednesday: City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

Hi guys! Today's a Wednesday which means....It's time to do my very first Waiting on Wednesday! Except in this post I'm going to be screaming for CoHF instead of Waiting which is why I've altered the title slightly. Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you state all the releases that you are anticipating. So why am I doing a WoW now? I just cannot contain my excitement for CoHF (the last book of TMI) to be released in 5 days and I fear that I might explode if I just don't pour out my fandomness in a post. 5 DAYS!! Though I could have easily just done a random fangirling post on CoHF but I thought it'd be nice to try this meme out for the first time :) Anyways, here we go! And do tell me what you think :D

Title: City of Heavenly Fire 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margret K. McElderly
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

In the 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 Dark 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 world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Okay, I can't do this anymore. Please excuse me for the moment while I scream for TMI again. 

I've recently fell in love with this series and only a few days ago, I finished City of Lost Souls. I was amazed at how much it made me not want but NEED CoHF! CoLS is probably my favourite book in the series so far. There's so much action in it, compared to the rest of the series! Random fact: Did you know that CoHF is 762 pages?!? 

I keep on forgetting that this is a WoW, not a review, so just bear with me :) and do forgive me if I leak any spoilers which I will try my best not to. Anyways, I love CoLS. I even started to feel sympathetic for the 'bad guy', Sebastian/Jonathan, and I've made up my mind. 

I don't want him to die.

Anyone else feel this way? It's so weird, I actually like Sebastian a TINY bit more than Jace...

I won't tell you the whole story WHY now but I will in my review that I solemnly swear will come either Saturday or Sunday :D and I'm pretty sure the entire review will be about why I love Sebastian. Now before you post comments like "HOW THE SHIAT IS THAT POSSIBLE?" all I have to say is, its surprising for me as well ;) and

I've actually started to read TMI fanfictions :D I never really have been a fan of fanfictions because some of them suck bs, but I just needed to have my hands on something TMI related. And I've also been going through some CoHF snippets and I thought I'd share some interesting snippets: 
“Oh, good. For a second there I was worried there was going to be an actual plan with, like, steps we couldfollow.You know, something reassuring.”
— Isabelle
“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”
A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
Simon's Sacrifice

“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.”

“We shouldn’t,” protested Isabelle. “The Clave has a plan.”
“The Clave has the collective intelligence of a pineapple,” said Jace.
Alec blinked up at them. “Jace is right.”
Isabelle turned on her brother. “What do you know? You weren’t even paying attention.”
“I was,” Alec said, injured. “I said Jace was right.”
“Yeah, but there’s like a 90% chance of me being right most of the time, so that’s not proof you were listening,” said Jace. “That’s just a good guess.”
MY FAVE (partially because of feels towards Sebastian) : 

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.
He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head. People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.
Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

And now. PICTURE SPOILERS! *just click on image to enlarge*

Anyways if you already haven't heard, Cassie said that 5 people that we know of are going to die + 1 main character in CoHF. I was thinking about if I had to choose 6 people to die in TMI, who would it be. I came up with a list (I don't mean any offence to those characters, it's just that if I HAD TO CHOOSE, these are the people I'd rather die than the others) .
  1. Maryse
  2. Raphael
  3. Camille
  4. Maia
  5. Jordan
As for the main character who will die, we all know that Cassie can't kill Clary because the main character almost never dies. Or Jace (or else we'd all go rage and try to kill her, lol) which leaves us with Izzy, Alec, Magus or Simon. I don't even want to guess. JUST ANYONE BUT SIMON! He's the kind of friend we all want, and plus, I really stared to love him in CoLS.

I've already pre-ordered two copies of CoHF and I might even be giving one away ;) I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE ENTIRE SERIES IS GOING TO END IN JUST 5 DAYS FROM NOW! AGH, I don't know what to think. Half of my brain is like: CoHF Y U NO COME FASTER, and then the other half is afraid to read it in fear of either Magnus, Izzy, Alec or Simon dying and the entire series will be over after CoHF! Lol I've said that already, but whatever. I'm probably going to spend the entire day and night reading CoHF then the next morning bawling my eyes out. AHHH Where will all the TMI fandom go? Someone needs to set up a support group for the TMI fandom...

*cries in a corner* Alright. I'm back now.

So, my question to readers of TMI. What do you think about CoHF, and who do you think will die?

I'd love to hear what you think about this post! :)

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Olivia is a fangirl from Canada with too many book boyfriends who also adores sweets, drawing, and watching anime. She started off trying to write a full length novel, but some things are just easier said than done, so Olivia spends her days writing blog posts instead. That is, when she's not spending her free nights playing League.

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  1. I just finished City of Ashes. :D My friend and I are planning on a discussion read for City of Glass though. ^_^

    1. Cool! :) City of Glass was actually my second favourite book in the series. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I bet you anything Alec dies. The closer it gets to the release date, the more I want this book! So excited to see how it ends!

    1. I know! I agree with you and I think that Alec will die as well :)

  3. Ooooh I better catch up on my TMI reading :) Hopefully soon!!! I have been in such a reading slump maybe this is the series to get me out of it... Where are your reviews of this series????

    Loved your post!!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    1. Thank you! It's always nice to hear when someone says they like your post. You really should catch up on TMI. It's an awesome series! I actually only did two reviews on the series, CoB and CoA and one for CoLS to come. I don't really remember much of CoA or CoFA so I don't think I'll be posting a review for those.

      BTW, I wrote the CoB and the CoA reviews when I first started blogging so please don't read them because I feel like they're crap.. :P I'm going to go rewrite them soon!

      (lol so many nerdy terms)

    2. Ha ha too late! I love older reviews, we can see how much we have grown as reviewers and bloggers!!! Now should I just order CoHF or should I catch up and then order CoHF and hope the price dropped a bit... *decisions decisions*

    3. Aw gosh darn it! I should have reverted them to drafts...but you do have a good point! I do feel like my reviews have changed a bit since I first started blogging...

      MY ADVICE: Buy CoHF first so that you'll be tempted to read the rest of the series! :)

  4. This is one of my first "YA" novels (haven't really explored this genre much)! I just started with City of Bones and it's going great. Can't wait until City of Heavenly Fire comes out :)

    You should have a discussion on the whole TMI series!

    1. Hope you enjoy CoB! And great idea Constance!

  5. I am looking forward to the final book myself... I am jealous that you are so up to date though, I read the 5th book AGES ago!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. The only reason why I'm 'up to date' is because I haven't had any time to read any books other than books from review requests, or else I would have read this months ago! It was sitting on my shelf for quite a while now! :)

  6. LOL, I LOVED THIS POST. You are such a fangirl <3 I hope this books meets up with your expectations, I have to catch up with this series, though I'm glad I won't have to wait for them. :D And gosh, Cassie is an evil author. Why does she have to kill a character? Can't they just all live happily ever after and eat pie while frolicking around daisy fields? :(
    Oh well, I hope you have lots of chocolate at hand just in case it gets really ugly. I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

    1. Haha thanks Melissa! And it's my job to be a fangirl! I have no doubt that Cassie will make the last book make me shed lots of tears. I actually think that she's going to kill Simon for the 'effect'. (NOOOOOOOO!!!!!) Love the comment! :D

  7. I've only read the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series, but I'm planning on reading the next three books back to back. I've enjoyed what I've read of the series so far :)

    1. Hm, that's a great idea! You'll be so up to date and everything and not forget some parts of the story :) I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as well!

  8. I can't wait to read this book! I've already got several books of this series waiting for me and want to get started reading them as soon as possible.

    1. I know! I'm still waiting for it to come! I think I'm going to go crazy soon with all that waiting. I hope you enjoy the books in the series!


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