Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

33336580Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
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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Friday Reads – 3/11/17

Hey guys. Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I thought to make up for it I would do a Friday Reads for the first time in ages. I am currently reading three books at the moment which I will now share with you. Enjoy.

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WWW Wednesday – 11/10/17

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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: The Last Beginning by Lauren James

24550848The Last Beginning by Lauren James
Series: The Next Together #2
Genre: Sci-Fi
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 06/10/2016
Rating: ★★★★☆
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives. But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove’s investigation?

For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future.

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Review: The Next Together by Lauren James

23266378The Next Together by Lauren James
Genre: Sci-Fi
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 356
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: ★★★★☆
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: How many times can you lose the person you love?

Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again, century after century. Each time, their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated.

Spanning the Crimean War, the Siege of Carlisle and the near-future of 2019 and 2039 they find themselves sacrificing their lives to save the world. But why do they keep coming back? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace?

Maybe the next together will be different…

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WWW Wednesday – 4/10/2017

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Review: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

32601841The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Genre: Sci-Fi
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 290
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 07/09/2017
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?

Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .

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