Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare | Spoiler Review

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ of 5

“Without sorrow, there can be no joy.”


I can now say that I’ve reread all of Cassie’s main series during quarantine.
What an accomplishment.😎😂

Ahhhh but why is it that Cassie’s endings to a series always make me cry????😭😫

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD🛑

Clockwork Princess, City of Heavenly Fire, and Queen of Air and Darkness…………………

They’re always so beautifully written and especially with QoAaD’s ending—the wedding, specifically Malec’s wedding🥺—It was just too sweet🥰😭.

“And when one day people look back on me and what my life meant, I don’t want them to say, ‘Alec Lightwood fought in the Dark War’ or even ‘Alec Lightwood was Consul once.’ I want them to think, ‘Alec Lightwood loved one man so much he changed the world for him.’ ”

Cassie is really trying to make me an emotional wreck.🥺😭

City of Bones Alec and Queen of Air and Darkness Alec are such different people…….Cassie just leaves me in awe with the amazing character development.😍 From being a shy and self-conscious teenager, he’s now grown up to be the new Consul and an inspiration to many Shadowhunters all over the world. AHHHH I can’t🤧🤧🤧 I love Alec so much.💕 And of course, Magnus Lightwood-Bane is no different.🥰

“Okay, let’s talk about the important part.” Magnus turned to Alec with a furious look on his face. “You killed yourself? Why would you do that?”

Alec looked startled. “That wasn’t me,” he pointed out. “It’s an alternate universe, Magnus!”

Magnus grabbed Alec by the front of his shirt. “If I die, you are not allowed to do anything like that! Who would take care of our kids? How could you do that to them?”

“We never had kids in that world!” Alec protested.

xD and delirious Magnus is hilarious😂:

“The Children of Lilith will indeed be in debt to the Children of the Courts after this day, Kieran Kingson,” said Magnus, staring intently in what he clearly thought was Kieran’s direction.

“That was a very nice speech, Bane,” said Jace. “Unfortunately, you’re talking to a doughnut.”

Then there’s seeing the rest of the TMI crew throughout the book. Simon & Izzy and Clary & Jace were the same as always.🤣 Their trick against the Cohort was the best.😂

Manuel made a sputtering noise. “Kill them,” he said, turning to his companions. “Go on. Kill them.”

Jace drew the third in a line of X’s on the ground and tossed aside his stick. “Checkmate,” he said.

“Checkmate is chess,” Clary pointed out, entirely ignoring the Cohort surrounding them.

Jace grinned. It was a bright, beautiful grin, the sort of grin that made Helen understand why, all those years ago, Aline had kissed him just to see. “I wasn’t talking about our game,” he said.


Argh that reminds me of the stupid Cohort. I was SO HAPPY when Horace Dearborn was killed by Julian (his spine was snapped in half muahahahha😈).

I was really hoping for Zara and Manuel to die, but unfortunately Emma decides to spare her life……and what does she do? SHE STABS EMMA IN THE BACK. ISTG ZARA U BACKSTABBING (literally) COWARD👿🤬🤬😤

I swear, she better get the death she deserves in The Wicked Powers or I WILL RAGE. SHE NEEDS THE MOST PAINFUL DEATH POSSIBLE.😤

But you know, I’m really curious to what their plan is seeing how they’re stuck in Alicante.🤔

OH and I just LOVED ANNABEL’S DEATH. AND IT WAS BY THE HANDS OF JULIAN!!!🔥 LIVVY HAS BEEN AVENGED😭 (Altho Ty had to ruin her peace and bring her back as a ghost😫😢 Poor Livvy.)

I love how this art by Alice Duke was the dust jacket for QoAaD. I’m in looooveeee😍😍😍

Julian and Emma have been through so much together dealing with the parabatai curse. I’m so happy everything turned out well and they got the happiness they deserved.🥺🥰

At the edge of everything, love and faith have always brought me back.

If I had to choose the characters I’m most looking forward to in TWP, it’d definitely be Ash Morgenstern, Dru, and Kit!!! Really curious to see what’s gonna happen between those three. Oh, and I wonder how Ty and Ghost Livvy are going to be dealing with their bond. Hmmmmm🤔

Ahhh but the epilogue seriously just kills me though.😣 Cassie just leaves everything off like that and expects us to wait until 2022 (but like it’ll probably be 2023)?!?! The torture😫😭😭

One thing is certain:

The Wicked Powers is definitely going to destroy me in a way that I could’ve never imagined possible.

And I am so not ready.

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜/𝕤𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟’𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕚𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣?🖤

2 thoughts on “Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3) by Cassandra Clare | Spoiler Review

  1. I have yet to read this series because I have to read the Infernal Devices first.
    A book series I can’t wait for? I haven’t been reading many series but one I’ve already started that I can’t wait to finish is Throne of Glass. I’ve read up to Tower of Dawn and I want to see how it plays out.

    Lovin’ all the GiF’s

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    1. Omg you have to read TID!!! That’s my fav series!😍
      And YES! Throne of Glass is awesome although I have to admit that I skipped Tower of Dawn because I didn’t want to read about Chaol🙈. I read the whole series except that book.😅 And thank you!💕

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