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.
i’ve reviewed 12 books from the shadowhunter universe on the blog, so i’m guessing you guys know how much i LOVE this world. Lord of Shadow was just was good as Lady Midnight. The storyline is entertaining and just so damn interesting to follow. Cassanda Clare is a queen, her endings are always so crazy. This one was no exception. It left me wanting more, crying and with a heart broken. It was also nice to keep up with the old squad. Especially my Baby Alec and his family ❤ One of the thing i love the most so far about TDA is the relationships. The whole family is so close and lovable, you just want everybody to be okay. I love how they all have their very own personality, even if there’s so many of them. I have to talk about Kit and Ty because my god, i love them. I have no idea where exactly their relationship is going, i’m hoping future Parabatai, but i absolutely adore them together. Both of them being some of my favorite in this series. I’m so excited to see more.
As you can see, i was a big fan of Lord of Shadows, i don’t think there’s one thing i didn’t like. I’m loving this series.
Lord of Shadows: 5/5
“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?”
this book took over my life like i expected it to do. There is something so magical about Cassandra Clare’s writing that suck me into this epic world, everytime I open one of her book. In this series, the storyline was so fun. I love how entertaining and addictive it was. Action, romance, family, shadowhunters being all awesome, what more can you ask for? This book is a big one, and the first part of it is mostly just a set up for what about to happen and a reminder of what happened in CoHF, which i did find very useful since it’s been a while. Once the story really pick up, i was alllllll in. The new characters are all amazing. Emma Carstairs is simply epic. Badass, smart, caring, beautiful, and related to my favorite book boyfriend, Jem Carstairs. Her voice is great and fun to follow around. Jules and his family have a great chemistry and i enjoy all of the Blackthorns! Annnnnd, we got to see some of our favorite characters from the other series and this makes me very, very, veryyyy happy. i’m soooooo excited for the next book.
You must fall into the shadow world, it’s fun and emotional and entertaining, and i just love it. I love every second of it.
Lady Midnight : 5/5
So, I haven’t done one of those blog post for the last 2 episodes of this series. I don’t really have an excuse, I was just not feeling it. but i’m doing it for this week episodes. Yay me for not being the queen of procrastination.
Okay, so before we start episode 7, I just wanted to say a quick words about the last two weeks. To be honest, i’m bored with like 80% of the storylines. The fact that Simon is still wondering what the hell is happening to him is killing me. I also dislike that all Clary is capable of doing is getting in trouble and saying I have to save my mother. Yeah. We get it Clary, now how about you stop acting like a little baby and listen to what the shadowhunters that are trying to help you are saying. I hate the fact that they added a whole political aspect to the Lightwood story. They actually want to force Alec into getting Married? why is that a thing? I’m not going to lie people, at this point the only reason i’m watching is MALEC. Because YES we got some very, very interesting malec scenes is the past episodes and it’s making my fangirl heart super happy.
Now, lets see where this week episode is taking us.
it’s time to watch episode 4 of this strange little series, all i’m hoping for in this one is MALEC. let’s be honest, it’s one of the only reason why i’m still watching it. I do have a weird love/hate relationship with the show, but overall it’s entertaining enough.
I know i’m late with this week episode, I was really busy with work. But now I have some time, so LETS DO THIS.