33336580TITLE: Lord of Shadows
AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare
SERIES: The Dark Artifices #2
GENRES: Young Adult, Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 699
PUBLISHED: May 23rd 2017
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear — before it’s too late.


“There were valuable first editions of books in the enormous library, most of them had been scribbled in by some idiot named Will H.” 

Well wasn’t that one super devastating book! If second book had this much destruction in it, I’m not sure if I dare to read the next one.

The story was full of action, like Clare’s books usually are. There wasn’t much of boring moments in this one but I still think there is too much forbidden love. It felt like it was rubbed in my face every second page.
But as always, no one gets an easy life, were they shadowhunters or something else. There is a lot of secrets, lies, mysteries and all that. At some points even too much of those to my liking. It’s just that sometimes it felt like they would have gone out of trouble so much easier with just speaking the truth other than making up a huge secret/lie about it.

Like I said already, Jemma really got under my skin this time as well as it did at Lady Midnight. But I managed to push it in the back and concentrate more about everything else and just ignore their love/not love problem.
Julian has really changed. I have a feeling that will not be good change in the long run, something bad will happen in the future if that continues. Emma is still as “ignorant” as always. She seems to be thinking that she doesn’t need anyone else, she can figure out her problems all by herself and that way probably make them even bigger.
I really fell in love with the trio, Livvy-Ty-Kit. They fit together perfectly! They could almost be triplets. Dru I would have loved to see more. Her parts fell pretty flat and didn’t seem to matter at all. Mark and Cristina should just get together or something.

The ending was really something! I did have a deja-vu while reading it tho and I knew how it was going to end. But I know I haven’t read this book ever before so I don’t know how that happened.
Anyway, it was quite an epic ending, in one way. But also never thought it would be something that big and devastating.



5 thoughts on “REVIEW : LORD OF SHADOWS

  1. Totally agree with this review! It was destructive, especially the ending. I didn’t believe what I read on those last few pages. I had to read it again. One death fine, but more than that was just unbelievable. I wonder if some will turn out not to be dead in the next book 🤔
    Also I have a bad feeling about the direction of Julian and his decisions. Something will happen that is not good or pure. I love Emma tho. But yeah the forbidden love is just 😒 I liked the live triangle between Christina, Mark and Kieran tho.
    And I really like the added element of LGBT+ characters like Mark and Kieran and Diana. It made me very happy.
    I too love the new trio but not with that ending. I really like Kit and Ty together.
    Plot wise I felt it was filled with action and drama but that was kind of it. It was a bit stereotypical Cassandra Clare.
    I enjoyed the new settings of London and Cornwall (maybe because I used to like in Cornwall🤷‍♀️). And the pixies I liked.
    We pretty similar in our opinions which is funny.
    I now have to wait for the last book to come to the library which might take a while but I will definitely read it 😊 then I will need a break from shadow hunters. I have had my fill for a while 😂

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    • The ending was so brutal! I kind of hope that someone is alive 😄
      I think this whole forbidden love aint good for him either, i also think it’s not going to end pretty. I like that love triangle too! Its kind of cute 😁
      I hope Kit and Ty become parabatais during the next book 🙈 they fit together so perfectly!
      My library doesnt have the last book yet but i can’t wait to see If our opinions goes hand in hand with that one as well! 😄

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      • Ooo parabatais! That would be great. I hope so too 😁
        And yes I hope at least someone is “not dead after all”.
        It will be interesting to see 😁 Im looking forward to reading it and then read your review on it whenever we get the chance 😊


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