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Queen of Air and Darkness

(The Dark Artifices #3)

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All first editions ofQueen of Air and Darknesswill includeten black and white interior illustrations, and a new short story!

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’sQueen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled
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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 has literally changed my life.
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Emma Giordano
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Check out my spoiler free reading vlog and spoiler filled review!

Reading Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36Sc...

Reviw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB6m8...
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 the Mortal Sword.”

Friends, it has been a
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Jiana
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What do you mean this trilogy is over?

It’s 2 am and I just finished this. Now I need to cry myself to sleep because what do you mean this trilogy is over??

Full RTC.

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
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
This was... a whole mess.
**Spoilers are marked in text, and in case character talk was what you were here for, I keysmashed a bit at the bottom of this page.

P A C I N G I S S U E S G A L O R E

Fuck, you guys, the scope and pacing of this was wild ride. Generally, this just felt very thrown together in comparison to the fairly well-balanced nature of earlier books.

Let’s talk some details.

First of all, the concept of Thule… is good. [And Melanie’s description of it as a Mad Max version of the
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
The inside dust jacket!!!



This is one of the most beautiful covers!



Well shit! This book had all the feels in the world!! Sadnesssssss, happiness, anger - ALL OF THEM!

I'm happy with this ending. That epilogue! You know what? I said I wasn't going to read any more books she writes in this series because I'm done. But after all of that, I might read the other books coming out to see what else is going to happen. Always makes me nervous with my favorite authors out there because I'm afraid they
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✨    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.


I've had like a month to process this book and okay like I don't think my brain and heart will EVER be able to process what this book just did to me but I'm going to try. So, yes below you can read my FULL REVIEW OF QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS

(also, I'm saying now I CANNOT PROMISE THIS REVIEW WILL BE SPOILER FREE OK YOU WERE WARNED)

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Helena of Eretz ✰
IGNORE EVERYTHING BELOW. I NEED TO REWRITE THIS REVIEW...obviously because it went from a DNF to a 4.5-star rating hahaha!

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THIS BOOK PUT ME IN A SLUMP. I HAVE NOT FINISHED A BOOK IN A MONTH! Grrr...

I began this in APRIL (btw it’s May, right now) and I’ve just gotten to the point where I DO NOT CARE anymore! I just don’t! I can’t do it!

I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I’m actually DNF’ing a Cassandra Clare book 150 pages from the end. One of my favourite authors. An author I’ve never given
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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
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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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✨ A ✨
I actually thought this series had the potential to become one of my favourites, maybe even be as great as TID (lol what was I thinking). Alas, it seems QoAaD follows in the many footsteps of final books of a trilogy - good but not as good as the first two.

If you have not read book 1 & 2 (Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows), do not go any further



“This is the nature of having a soul, Kieran, and a heart. We all stumble around in the dark and we cause each other pain and we try to make up
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Chloe
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars AHHHH
ambsreads
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SPOILER REVIEW

Trigger Warnings: grief, self mutilation, death, war, murder

My review for Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare was first posted on my blog. Find it here.


Queen of Air and Darkness is the book I have been waiting for all year. I don’t think I have ever anticipated a Cassandra Clare book as much as this one. The ending of Lord of Shadows scared me to my core and if you ask me about it today you have a 110% chance of me bursting into tears at the mere mention of it. This finale
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~Poppy~
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Without sorrow, there can be no joy."


“Shadowhunters are slow to love,” she said, “but once we love, we love forever.”


Finally, happily ever after!!
Julian & Emma

“I’m not the same person. I can’t say I feel things I don’t understand.”
“Well, I want the same person,” she said. “I want Julian Blackthorn. My Julian Blackthorn.”
“So who am I to you, then?” he asked, dropping his hand.
“You are the person I have to protect until my Julian comes back to live inside you again,” she said.
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Whitney Atkinson
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
usually final books in series don't have cliffhangers, but go off cassie, i guess.

i'm actually pleased that i like this as much as i did because i was expecting the size would make it really boring and i would end up skipping chapters, but the way this was written actually made every POV integral to the plot so it kept my attention he entire time, except when the resolution happened on page 750 but the book kept on going for 200 more pages.

i love that the TMI and TID characters have a lot of
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C.G. Drews
My opinion on this is basically ONE LONG EXTENDED SCREEEEEAM. Ok I love this series. I absolutely am obsessed with it. My hEarT. Of course finales come with so many expectations, but this was amazing. But then I am Shadowhunter trash and these books can do no wrong afjdskald. I will say that is is incredibly hard to write a review...my brain is a smooshed swirl of emotions.

but basically: GOOD JOB BOOK. YOU RIPPED ME IN HALF AND ALSO HEALED MY SOUL. BLESS.

My ships. MY SHIPS.
Look I had
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Ana
More like 1.5 stars !?! Believe me, no one is more surprised (and saddened) by this than I am. This might as well be my most disappointing book of 2018. I had to put it down halfway through and finished two other novels. That much I dreaded picking this one back up.

Is it wrong to say that it didn’t feel like a Cassandra Clare TDA book? Compared to LoS, which is still my favourite in this series, this read like a much-diluted version of her TDA Shadowhunter universe, the characters were boring
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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"

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Caitlin
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
2018 SIGN ME UP
Trina (Between Chapters)
I really liked this, best of this trilogy in my opinion, but I'm exhausted. It's so long. There were several points where things felt like it was ending but then I'd notice I still had HOURS left of my audiobook. A lot of the conclusion seemed to be setting up more series set in present day, which I'm all for, but I was more looking forward to how TDA will tie in with the upcoming The Last Hours series. But anyway, I did like this. Just feel overwhelmed.

Audiobook review: Narrated by James
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P
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A mixture of fun and boring stuffs.

RTC
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.
Little
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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!
Kate
Dec 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2018
1/5stars

*DISCLAIMER I DIDN'T READ THE ENTIRE BOOK
I read 200 pages fully, then skipped around to sections i cared about until about 450 pages where i finally just quit and skipped to the last 100 pages cause i was done.

Listen. I GENUINELY liked the first book in this series, and I adored TMI and ID series when I was a preteen and teenager. I was hoping the shitty ending of Lord of Shadows was a fluke and I would really enjoy this book.

hmmm

not so much.

Spoilers ahead;

- This was the most convoluted,
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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"!
Laura
Quick thoughts before the review:

I liked it more than the previous books but I still have some mixed feelings about it.
The wedding scene at the end was adorable and I am glad Emma didn't break the bond but the while thing in the other dimension was way too off. I felt like it was cheating because we had already faced Sebastian (even with Emma needing closure) and also I just never could take Annabelle seriously enough to think about her as the real threat. So, that fell flat for me. The Seelie
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amy ☂︎
Dec 04, 2018 marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
i'm putting this on hold because i feel like this book has some pacing issues and i'm having a hard time staying focused on it right now

maybe it's also my inner coward who just isn't ready to say goodbye to these characters yet and wants to postpone the inevitable heart break

either way it's not the right time and i'll get back to this intimidating 900 page son of a bitch soon :-)

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me being excited about a shadowhunter release is very off-brand for me but it's happening

i just want to state
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sam  {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've ...more
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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
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