Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Dark Artifices, book 2
Genre: Fantasy
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 699
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: 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.

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WWW Wednesday – 17/5/17

Hey guys. Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer these three questions: 1) What are you currently reading? 2) What did you recently finish reading? 3) What do you think you’ll read next?

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Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

24851136Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Genre: Fantasy
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 698
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

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WWW Wednesday – 28/10/15

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Hey guys. I’m back with another WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer these three questions: 1) What are you currently reading? 2) What did you recently finish reading? 3) What do you think you’ll read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

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Hello everyone 🙂 Welcome to this weeks Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so if you want more information about it go check them out. This week the theme is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List. I don’t really read certain books during certain seasons, I just read whatever I want to, so these are really just books that I really want to get to. These are in no particular order.

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The Big Book Tag! :D

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Hey guys! So I’ve seen this tag around loads on youtube and I really wanted to it, so I’m doing it 😀 If you haven’t heard of this tag, which I’m sure you probably have because its been around for a while, all you have to do it list the 5 biggest books on your shelf that you have read, and the 2 biggest books on your shelf that you haven’t read. You can find the tag creators video here. So yes, lets get started 🙂 My 5 biggest read books are:

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

toptentuesday Hey guys! So I know its been ages since I last did Top Ten Tuesday. The last one I did was over a month ago… To be honest, I just kept forgetting to do it. I’m hoping to be better at remembering it this year, but we’ll see how that goes… Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so if you want more information about it go check them out. This week the theme is Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To. Some of these books I’m really annoyed at myself for not getting to, and for others, it would have been nice to get to them, but I’m not really that bothered that I didn’t. These are in no particular order.

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