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The Wicked Ones by Cassandra Clare
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“They’d both given a piece of their hearts to a Herondale. And they both loved someone they could not have.”

Oh, boy. So, this story is set in 1989 Paris, where we meet a young girl named Céline and get to see the uprising of Valentine. Céline has constantly run away from her abusive home, and the parents that torture her and call it love. And when she was eight years old, she ran away and felt safe and at home for the very first time – at the Paris Shadow Market. But in this story we see her almost ten years later, and she is desperately trying to feel welcome with Valentine and his elite crew. And she is also realizing she is completely and utterly in love with Stephen Herondale. But while this is going on, Brother Zachariah is in search of a lost necklace and a lost child. This story really dives deep into how manipulative people can gaslight to get what they want, and will always try to isolate people and convince them that what they are doing is in their best interest. It is always really interesting to see the rise and fall of Valentine Morgenstern, but this story just made me feel really sad for Amatis and for another child who has yet to be born.

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(I read this in Ghosts of the Shadow Market!) ✨
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November 21, 2018 – Shelved
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: angels
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: demons
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: fae
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: novellas-and-short-stories
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: paranormal
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: shifters
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: witches
November 21, 2018 – Shelved as: vampires

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