Title: Queen of Air and Darkness
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
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What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
First, I want to thank Erin for continuing to buddy read with me whether that be Cassandra Clare’s books or something else when we are both desperately needing a break from Clare’s books. I’m really enjoying our pretty much monthly buddy reads.
This book had me feeling all sorts of emotions but mainly frustration and anger because of all the stupid ridiculous decisions being made. I swear if there’s a bad decision to be made Clare’s characters are going to make it. At this point I don’t know why I’m still surprised by it because Clare pretty much follows the same formula in all of her books it’s just different characters/time periods.
The best way to describe what happens in this book is that it was a dumpster fire. That’s what Erin said to me when we were talking about it, and I thought that was the perfect description. A lot of things happen in this book. I was wondering how the author was going to be able to resolve everything by the end but for the most part she did. The last 25% of it is when things really started to happen. Just when you think things couldn’t get worse, they did. There were some resolutions that I really wasn’t happy with, but I am hoping we will get more from those characters in future books. Also, something finally happened with my favorite character in this world, and I am so glad we finally got to see it. It was so perfect. Sorry I’m being vague but I’m trying to keep it spoiler free.
I’m still enjoying the journey of buddy reading Clare’s books with Erin even though it’s kind of frustrating at times the books are still very entertaining.