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Queen of Air and Darkness

(The Dark Artifices #3)

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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

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.
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Kindle Edition, 912 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Beatrice in Bookland
"At the edge of everything, love and faith have always brought me back, and back to you."

1) Lady midnight ★★★★★
2) Lord of shadows ★★★★★

The whole Shadowhunters saga has my heart and that's never going to change, I'm never going to be able to thank Cassandra Clare enough for creating a world that literally changed my life.
Jiana
May 24, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Hell has arrived.

Buddy read with my girls: Amy, May, & Maram. ♥

Update Nov/4/2018: holy shit there’s one more month left you guys holyshitholyshitholyshit

Update 12/11/2017: COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER REVEAL GUYS GOD I AM SO DAMN EXCITED. BUT DECEMBER 2018?! THIS IS WAY TOO LONG HELP.

Update 8/9/2017: GUYS!!! Release date has been pushed forward, I repeat, RELEASE DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED FORWARD! It's now set for Fall 2018 release!!!!!! I may or may not be crying right now.

24/5/2017: That
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Melanie


1.) City of Bones ★★★
2.) City of Ashes ★★
3.) City of Glass ★★★
1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★
4.) City of Fallen Angels
2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★
5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★★
3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★
6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★★
*.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★
*.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy ★★★
1.) Lady Midnight ★★★★★
2.) Lord of Shadows ★★★★
*.) Ghosts of the Shadow Market 8/10

“There was blood on the Council dais, blood on the steps, blood on the walls and the floor and the shattered remnants of t
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
The inside dust jacket!!!



This is one of the most beautiful covers!

✨    jamieson   ✨
this truly WAS the infinity war of the shadowhunter chronicles, it was so wild to see so many characters from across this universe play a role here and I LOVED IT

(but at the same time ... does anyone just wish ... CC would let the tmi gang go .. like it's fun to see them cameo but please, no more plot lines About Them I'm bored of them)

okay - although I felt so many intense emotions and loved so much in this book ... I cannot rate is five stars like I did LM/LoS. I just .. I felt CC lost her gri
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
me when Zara Dearborn finally dies a very painful death

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Beth
I’m sorry… but did you expect anything less that 5 Stars for my absolute Queen?!

Perhaps being parabatai was a weakness that could trap you. But so was any kind of love, and if love was weakness, it was strength, too.

Before I get into this review those illustrations were EVERYTHING! They were so beautiful and the detail! It made me so happy!

So I’m not going to lie this review will more than likely be rusty as I haven’t done one for quite a while now so I shall try none the less. Just a pre warnin
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Carolyn
Sep 30, 2012 marked it as to-read
Your age does not define how well or not you will/would like a book.
Just because this is labeled as a YA book and you will be twenty something when it comes out doesn't mean that you can't enjoy it.
If you are a big fan of Clare's series and end up reading it how ever old you may be, that's awesome. If you don't end up reading it, no big deal. I just don't see why people need to be saying that "this is the last Clare/Shadowhunter book I'll be reading" because it hasn't even come out yet, nor have
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Helena ✰ FC
15 Shadowhunter Chronicles books later...and I'm finally going to a Cassandra Clare book signing, where I'll meet one of my favourite authors in person! December 6th CANNOT come soon enough!!! :D

Also, I am not emotionally prepared for this trilogy to come to a close...*cue the tears*
ambsreads
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
did y’all expect me to give this any less???
full review to come and it’ll probably have spoilers because i have so many feelings
Azrah
THAT ENDING HOLY SHIT. Review to come.
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Pre-read Rambles
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS–BUT OH SO TERRIFIED PREPARE YOURSELVES! HERE WE GO!!
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9 June, 2018
I have been completely avoiding any snippets or any information about this book for like a year. I have not even read the blurb. I do this for any book I'm really anticipating because people give away TOO MUCH DAMN INFO, like I wanna experience it for myself WHEN I READ THE BOOK..... Anyway the one tag line that I can't help seeing everywhere is
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Caitlin
May 22, 2017 marked it as to-read
2018 SIGN ME UP
may ❀
so i'm going to demand compensation for that ending bc what the hell cassie, what the hell

in all honestly, there were mass portions of this book that dragged so badly for me but lol @ me bc the ending made up for it and i am complete 🗑 for the blackthorns. literally give me a book about them eating pancakes and going to the park to watch birds and i'll always 5 star

the 2 greatest moments from this 900 paged book:

1. tavvy asking to be carried and taken home in the middle of a war
2. "my emma"

goodb
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
OMG!!!!

WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING!!!! <333

I want to read this NOW!!!
Gosh how am I going to survive until December 2018???!!!!
Annie ☆{of Lightwoods and Herondales}☆
And sometimes all you need in your life is Cassie's book-covers. Just saying!
P
May 29, 2017 marked it as anxiously-waiting
This is real. the cover omg !

One year is torture.
Two years are pain.

ℨαrα
Things I liked:
◘ Cassandra Clare’s writing continues to improve immensely and was beautiful.
◘ Lord Byron and Edgar Allan Poe have been two of my favourite poets since high school, and this book was partially inspired by poems from BOTH of them.
◘ It had an abundance of hard-hitting, emotional moments. But they were also balanced out by the funny, light-hearted, happy, tender moments.
◘ EMMA AND THE BLACKTHORNS. They were the highlight as usual. Their immense love for each other hurts me.
◘ Litt
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Elisabeth Carstairs
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
don't know why there are so many complaints about age! I will be 29 when this books comes out. but there is nothing in this world that'll stop me from reading this book, or any other book I'm interested in, just because I'm "overage"!
Jeff
Jan 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
WTH.
The third book will be here soon and I haven’t even read the first.

I’M SO FREAKING BEHIND ON EVERYTHING XD
amy
Dec 04, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
me being excited about a shadowhunter release is very off-brand for me but it's happening

i just want to state very loudly that if anything happens to anybody in this book cassie and i are going to have (one-sided) beef and it's not going to be pretty!!!!! (ง'-')ง fictional character death is detrimental to my health and i can't handle another lord of shadows type shit. have some decency

✦ buddy read with most of goodreads but especially the squad: maymay, gianna, marami
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Haadiya // Hiatus
May 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
update 11/12/17
I want to be angry that the aesthetic for the series covers doesn't match but im not????
if I say I don't love this cover I am lying

update 9/8/17
2018 IT SAYS 2018
IVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER AT A PUBLICATION DATE CHANGE.
YESSSSSSS
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You have got to be kidding me. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS PAIN.
*sigh* about 600, 600 six fucking hundred days of pain

P.S IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO CLACE IN THIS BOOK. ANYTHING TO THREATEN MY SHIP. I WILL BURN THIS BOOK.
Sandeep ☾
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.

Can't believe we have to wait three years for the wicked powers especially after that ending.

I love pain.


Sep 10, 2018

Why do I feel like this book is going to be the infinity war of tsc?
Desirae
Rating may change, I need to think on this...

Critical rating = 3.5 stars
Emotional rating = 5 stars

Firstly, Horace and Zara

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Emma and Julian (view spoiler)
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Ayesha S.
Sep 22, 2017 marked it as to-read
People are literally reading this book while I rot and study for exams how is this fair??


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When the release date is moved closer instead of further away:
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Clara
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Thank you for everything Cassandra Clare.
Thank you Emma.
Thank you my Jules.

11/15/17

Still mad about the fact that neither Cristina or Diana are on this cover. *sigh*
Frankie Lovely
Webster should list the definition of the word "Torture" as

Tor-ture
/ˈtôrCHər/

The act of waiting 2 years for this book after that major cliffhanger in Lord of Shadows!
Brianna
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s over and I’m beyond emotionally drained, but this was phenomenal and I... have no idea how I’m going to move on from it.

I have a lot of thoughts/notes that I’m going to somehow try to turn in to a coherent review after I can process this book. Right now I do have to say this was my least favorite of all the Shadowhunters conclusions, but that’s really not saying much because it was still terrific.

I just love the Blackthorn family and Emma and Cristina and Kieran and Diana and Kit and all th
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Samhita Peechara {Multi Dreamer}⚔
So I have thoughts. I have a lot of thoughts. First off this trilogy is over which is extremely sad considering it was one of my favorites of all time😭. But with the way this book ended we know for sure that the next series is going to be as action packed as this one. This book was extremely beautiful and the representation that was shown was so very well done and I was so so happy to read this trilogy. I'm gonna miss Emma and Julian so much. They were definitely two of the best protagonists I'v ...more
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
So uh this was meh, not her best work but the ending killed me.

I was messaging Melanie and Amber and I was a crying fucking mess so there's that.

It's really late for me and maybe I'm just tired and over this book and the plot and the fact that Cassie just can't be original and recycles her plot points but I'M REALLY NOT HAPPY WITH THIS BOOK.

RTC. Probably tomorrow once I'm not tired and can get my thoughts together.
Hannah
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
My review is up!: https://youtu.be/IEReoynz6eo
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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