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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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Paperback, UK edition, 893 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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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 rated it it was amazing
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 forwa
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Emma Giordano
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come but WOW.
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!



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 ar
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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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Claudia Ramírez
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, top-2018
This was a wild ride (and a really LONG one). I’ll try to write a review :).

EDIT: Mini-reseña en español a petición popular.

¿Pues qué decir? Si me conocen, saben que va a ser muy difícil que un libro de -my queen- Cassie Clare me falle, y este no fue la excepción, ¡estuvo buenísimo! Tuvo de todo, y no hubo parte que considerara aburrida, en cada momento estuvo pasando algo y casi me dan once paros cardiacos (???) mientras lo leía. Además, casi lloré en tres ocasiones. Ahora, quiero simplificar e
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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 th
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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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Helena ✰ FC
I shall obviously write my review when I actually read the book, haha.

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Book Signing

- This was the first book signing that I’d ever been to and I had an absolute blast! This took place on the last day of classes for the autumn term though, so I had to hustle to the event after class! (Guess who was still crazy early? Haha, this girl! *raises hand*)
- Let's see what I remember. Phones weren't permitted to be used during the event, and I'm a goody-two shoes (no matter how much of a badarse
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Carolyn
Sep 30, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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ambsreads
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Azrah
THAT ENDING HOLY SHIT. Review to come.
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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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~Poppy~
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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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Caitlin
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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P
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
A mixture of fun and boring stuffs.

RTC
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!
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
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"!
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
I'M CRYING I CANT DEAL


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XCFGHIJNVV IM SO EXCITED HOLY FUCK
BUDDY READ WITH TRINITY WHO I'LL TAG LATER


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
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Jeff
Jan 20, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
WTH.
The third book will be here soon and I haven’t even read the first.

I’M SO FREAKING BEHIND ON EVERYTHING XD
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 Q
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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
Fables&Wren
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PRETTIER CLARE COVER NOR ONE SO COLORFUL OMGSH I AM DROOLING EVERYWHERE HOLY MOLY COWLY I AM COMPLETELY DEAD AND RISEN AGAIN BECAUSE OF THAT COVER.
《 sofia 》
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, own
I SHOULDN’T HAVE READ THE EPILOGUE CASSIE WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME
˗`ˏ Sandeep ˎ´˗
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?
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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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