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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare – Blog Tour

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I was lucky enough to be approached by LoveReading to review and join the blog tour for The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare. Starting today, and posting every Wednesday, you will get to see what I thought about this series.

Series: The Dark Artifices

  1. Lady Midnight – Click to see my review
  2. Lord Of Shadows – Click to see my review
  3. Queen of Air and Darkness – Scroll Down

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★★★★

We made it to the finish line. After three weeks of me into the shadowhunter world, I am now back in reality, wishing I could never leave from that amazing world. Queen of Air and Darkness was the lovely desert after such a tasty appetiser and main course. A perfect way to leave a restaurant.

The finale of The Dark Artifices was everything I was hoping for. Full of adventure, emotions and wisdom from a lot of characters. Development like I have never seen before… I found myself attached to so many characters, genuinely feeling for them and being with them in all their adventures.

Don’t get me wrong, I do get attached to characters quite easily, but it’s usually two at best in one book. This book had me loving so many characters in different ways, with different strengths and such strong emotion.

Queen of Air and Darkness finishes off where it starts, and without spoilers it’s quite hard to say what goes on in this book. A forbidden love, unexplainable sadness and the best romance I have read in quite some time. Danger and faerie battles all over again. Love and betrayal, love and loyalty…

During the first couple pages, I was a complete wreck. I cried so hard and felt so sad. And after that, I had my favourites in this book and they didn’t disappoint. I loved every moment of this book and I can’t recommend this series enough.

Read this series, get into the world of power, magic, angels, beauty and danger. Get into a world of adventure, love, betrayal and excellent character development. The series was so satisfying, even though the ending didn’t seem like a proper ending and I am sure there are many new books coming.

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – Blog Tour

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I was lucky enough to be approached by LoveReading to review and join the blog tour for The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare. Starting today, and posting every Wednesday, you will get to see what I thought about this series.

Series: The Dark Artifices

  1. Lady Midnight – Click to see my review
  2. Lord Of Shadows – Scroll down
  3. Queen of Air and Darkness – 03rd July

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★★★★

Welcome back to the sequel of The Dark Artifices series. After reading the first book and getting to know all the new characters, the second book contained by far more detail and more adventures throughout.

The book starts where it left all, after the team defeats Malcolm, but now new dangers arise, as sea demons start summoning, and the Faeries, as usual, are planning some mischief.

Emma, as you might have guessed, is still my favourite. But, this time, we got to see more about the ”little children”, Kit, Ty and Livvy. As I kept reading and finding out more about them, I realised them I loved them more and more every single page.

I loved how Cassandra Clare managed to put differences aside, and teach us how it’s okay to be different and you will be accepted by the real friends in your life. While Ty is autistic and unique in his own way, he is accepted and loved by his family and friends, and his uniqueness makes him lovable character to all readers as well.

We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything. 

The best part of the book for me was everything that had to do with Faerie land. All the writing about how beautiful, but at the same time dangerous it is just made me want it more and more. So beautiful, and yet so cruel. A world where you get enchanted and then hurt, a world where time is irrelevant and beauty is forever.

Mark and Christina’s dance was one of the moments I will cherish forever in this book, and I don’t fall easily for romantic scenes.

Lord of Shadows was amazing, with so many adventures and different plots and character developments throughout. We have a lot of characters, and they all develop in their own way, and we get all their backgrounds and feelings, and actions that make them grow in a certain way, and each of these moments was precious to me in a different way, but all the same. We have Emma seeing her father (or an illusion of it) and having to kill him. Then there is her forbidden love to Julian. We have Kit, the lost Herondale and how he slowly fits into the academy. And most importantly, we have Magnus appearing in the book with Alec, and singing Spanish lullabies to his son.

So many amazing moments, too many bookmarks, and only one feeling of love towards everything Shadowhunter-y. I can’t wait to dive into the next book. Looking forward to it!

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – Blog Tour

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I was lucky enough to be approached by LoveReading to review and join the blog tour for The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare. Starting today, and posting every Wednesday, you will get to see what I thought about this series.

Series: The Dark Artifices

  1. Lady Midnight
  2. Lord Of Shadows
  3. Queen of Air and Darkness

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★★★★

Welcome back to a whole new series about the Shadowhunter world. If you haven’t read the Mortal Instruments, you will find this book full of spoilers on what happened before. You could still read it, though, but you will miss a lot of hidden gems throughout the book. I will try not to spoil a lot, but please proceed at your own risk 🙂

Lady Midnight is set in a time frame when the Mortal Instruments ends. This is a story about Emma, a fierce warrior who lost her parents in the war. This is also a story about her parabatai, Julian, and all the things he would do to protect his family.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other – but they can never fall in love.

Emma was, without a doubt, my ultimate favourite character in this book. 

She is fierce and strong and always puts others before herself. Even though she has been through a lot, she uses that pain and channels it to keep going forward. She also never gives up and trusts her gut. She would give everything for the people she loves, even if it kills her.

I also loved Julian and how he was presented as the father figure in his siblings’ lives. After losing both parents, and his two elder siblings, he takes responsibility and grows so fast, realising that since his older brother is gone, he will have to wear the burden and raise his siblings on his own.

All great movies are about love. Love lost, found, destroyed, regained, bought, sold, dying, and being born. I love movies, but they’ve forgotten what they’re about. Explosions, effects, that wasn’t what it meant when I first got here. It was about lighting cigarette smoke so it looked like heavenly fire and lighting women so they looked like angels.

When the Sealies visit and make an offer to release Julian’s brother, Mark, for a price, Julian and Emma can’t refuse. It feels as if history keeps repeating itself and if you have read the previous books, you will know what I mean. Mark has been captured by the Sealie court when the war ended, and he has spent what seems like an eternity with them, forgetting who he really is.

While Emma tries to uncover the mystery of her parent’s murder, Mark is trying to decide whether he wants to stay with his Shadowhunter family that he barely knows or go back with the Wild Hunt and be together with the love of his life.

Cassandra Clare’s writing is absolutely incredible and even though the book is almost 700 pages long, I read it so quickly. I loved coming back to this world and I loved how fast-paced it was.

This book is all about love and I CAN’T even express my feelings on how happy I was when I was reading. So many emotions and pure sparks floating around. It was magical. Just like Magnus Bane’s cameo. Yes guys – he did appear – with all his sass. It was incredible.

When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them…

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