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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.@goodreads 

Unpopular opinion time! Damn it all!

I was pretty excited for this book to come out. The love triangles in the books get on my nerves so I wasn't drop everything and lets read it now. I just wanted to get through it at one point.

I love Kit's character. I think he's funny and coming into his own at being a Shadowhunter.

I loved that Jace and Clary made another appearance, but I'm worried at one of the things that was told in confidence about a death. It just about broke my heart and I'm wondering if that will come up in the next book a million years from now.

There is something dreadful that happened at the end of the book and I don't even know what to say. It's sad, okay?

I just wish that Emma and Mark could be together. That's who I WANT! I'm tired of reading about Kieran, Mark and Christina. I love all three characters but I want to see Kieran with Christina because the times they were together there seemed to be something there. Something almost sexy and hidden.

Emma and Julian, I just don't. I love Julian for all he does for the family but I just don't find him as a person that stokes my fire. <-- yeah, I said that.

I love the things that Kit, Ty and Livvy got up to together with the exception of the bad things.

I hated that Centurion, Zara, with a passion. I wanted to drop kick her off the roof. The Centurion's had a plan set up and it wasn't a good plan. Not all wanted to go along with it so there's that.

Arthur is still nuts but he did some cool things and you just have to love him no matter what.

Diana was awesome and stepped up and put that Zara in her place and did whatever she could to save the kids.

Magnus and Alec made an appearance as well. I always love Magnus so he can make an appearance at all times =)

There's a little bit of fighting and things that need to be taken care of and some evilness, but I felt like it was more about all of these people and their triangles. I just don't know. Maybe I will read both books over again when the other one comes out in a million years from now.

I'm still really sad about that ending. I thought it was going to be a different sad ending but it wasn't and it took me by surprise and it's not a good thing =(

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  1. I haven't read the book yet. But even on Lord of Shadows I already wanted Emma with Mark. They suit each other so much better!

    1. I think so too. I hope you can enjoy this one better than I did. I mean I still liked it, just didn't love it =(

  2. Great review!!!

    I just finished the book and it was 3 stars for me as well. I liked it but it was just okay for me. I did not enjoy it as much as other Cassandra Clare books. I think the Clary thing that happened in the beginning of the book was very disappointing for me and I spent the whole book wondering if I've wasted a lot of time on previous books if we were going to just off a main character for no reason. It was just annoying and it really took away a lot of the enjoyment for me.

    The humor in this book is pretty good, probably the only thing that saved the book for me.

    I didn't even care much about the ending, no real feelings other than thinking, "wow! sad!" but that was it. I feel like this book had way too much drama and love triangles galore. It also felt like it was just setting up for other books as nothing really interesting happened.