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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare Book Review

I am back with another book review. I was happy to finally to get my hands on Lord of Shadows. For those don’t know this already I am a hardcore fan of Cassandra Clare’s books and I love anything Shadowhunter related. After reading Lady Midnight I was sucked into the world of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn and now with the follow-up Lord of Shadows, I grew to love The Dark Artifices even more. If you haven’t read Lady Midnight I do have a book review on that book here for you to check it out.

  • Title: Lord of Shadows
  • Author: Cassandra Clare
  • Series: The Dark Artifices
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Page Count: 720
  • Goodreads: Here
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In the Lord of Shadows, we pick where we left off from the events of Lady Midnight. First Emma is deeply in love with Julian but because it’s forbidden for Parabatai to be together in that, Emma must pretend to be in a relationship with Mark. But, this is the least of their troubles when everyone finds out about the Black Volume of the Dead. In the process, Julian makes a dangerous bargain with the sneaky Seelie Queen which may have its out consequences. On top of this, a group of Shadowhunters called the Cohort who hates Downworlders wants to take over the Los Angeles Institute and spread their harsh laws. Lastly, to top the icing on the cake another threat arises when the Unseelie King wants the Black Volume of the Dead and will stop at nothing have himself.


I thought that most dangerous thing in the Shadowhunter world was Valentine, Sebastian, and just demons. But I was wrong, in fact, I think demons was the easiest thing to deal with for the Shadowhunters. There so much happening in this book, that I wonder how anyone goes to sleep at night knowing you have to watch your backs.

The book is a roller coaster ride of emotions, action, and thrills. Everywhere I turn there is something that keeps my attention and made it hard for me to put it down. I also enjoyed the world building in this book. I actually the fact that in this book we got to learn more about fairies and see more of their world because in the other series she has written we don’t get a lot of fairies scenes as much. Another thing that enjoyed about the book is the fighting combat scenes that add another punch.

I love the characters. I like the interaction between Emma and Julian and how they always have each other’s back no matter what. Even when they are having a fight or what not they are still Parabatai I also like Julian who will do anything to protect his family and to keep everyone together. Another character that caught my attention was Kit who was introduced in Lady Midnight who was also known as The Last Herondale. I like how he starts out as an outcast but then slowly finds his way. I hope in the next book he overcomes he struggles and gets a spin-off.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and had so much fun. And in fact, I wait so long to read it and now I have I know I have great hopes for what’s to come in the next book. Cassandra Clare’s books keep getting better and I hope the world of Shadowhunters don’t end.


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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Book Review

  • Title Lady Midnight
  • Author Cassandra Clare
  • Series/Trilogy The Dark Artifices
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count 698
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Amazon: Here

When I jumped into the world of Shadowhunters with The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, I wasn’t ready to stop the fun in any way. The last book of The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire left me wanting more. So when I heard about Cassandra Clare’s new book The Lady Midnight was going to come out this year, I waited and counted the days. That was like one or two long years. And now I finally finished it and I was not disappointed and still want to stay in the Shadowhunter world. Thank you, Cassandra Clare, for this amazing book.

Well if you haven’t dived into The Lady Midnight book yet and still want to know about, it takes place years after The Dark War and last book of The Mortal Instrument. We focus on the main characters Emma, Julian and his siblings in a whole new adventure in Los Angeles. We also are introduced to new characters as well like Christina who comes from the Mexico Institute and Malcolm the High Warlock of Los Angeles. In the book, Emma and Julian must solve a murder mystery where fairies, half humans, and other Downworlders are showing up deadly burned. Emma find these murders has a tie in the mystery surrounding the death of her parents who were murdered when she was a kid.

The book was fun and fed my Shadowhunter craving with delight. If you are someone that loves the Shadowhunters and look for characters that can kick demon butts this is a book for you. Plus if you are a fan then why not? Well, that’s it for the Shadowhunter fandom until my next book review, keep on reading.


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