Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tell me, what do I say? What do I say about this masterpiece?

I would change nothing. And I mean nothing. actually maybe just that bloody ending sobs

CASSIE, YOU CANNOT EXPECT ME TO WAIT 393+ DAYS FOR CHAIN OF THORNS-


No, this is true torture. She really fooled us smh this book hurt so much.

The secrets, the lies, everything was painful. I don’t like having my heart torn into pieces 😦

There are so many ways to destroy me, ah I shouldn’t have been surprised that Cassie was able to do it again — and in the most unbelievable way possible considering where I stood last book.

My queen is ruthless :’ )


(🛑There shall be SPOILERS from Chain of Gold…you have been warned.🛑)


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“When you want something very much, you are willing to accept the shadow of that thing.”

“Even if it is just a shadow.”

That line is the embodiment of p a i n. sobs

Oh Cordelia, how my love has grown for her. Imagine marrying the love of your life, but not actually marrying him, yet suffering through it with determination and not yielding to that pain. My respect 📈

And to add on to that, you know that he’s in love with someone else that isn’t you. I don’t know how she endured that, especially when James here would continue making stupid mistakes.

But of course, it’s not his fault. As we all know, it’s because of that cursed bracelet that’s making him feel that way. That bracelet that Grace gave to him — orders given to her by Tatiana Blackthorn, the true monster here.

Cordelia’s strength and kindness is so awe-inspiring. Throughout the book she continued to amaze me sdfsdfsadf I seriously love her so much — and that’s exactly why it pained me so much to see her in pain. but that was me with everyone here, so ig that’s nothing new cries

And that dangerous oath of loyalty to the mysterious power she swore herself too…ohmygodd guys I’m so shook. I’m telling you that if you guess what and who it is, you are a scary genius — but I have to say that I don’t think anyone’s going to guess it. It’s truly something none of us could’ve imagined, so be ready.

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“I believe what he means to say is that it cannot be the responsibility of one’s friends to prevent one from doing something one believes is right.”

“It is, however, the job of one’s friends to rescue one from the consequences of one’s actions when it all goes skew-whiff.”

Ahhh James Herondale, he really does give one of the best speeches known to humanity. I must say though, I did not like him in book 1 and could not possibly compare him to Will — now though, omg he’s stolen my heart and I would die for him.

It can’t be helped that the bracelet has bewitched him into ‘loving’ Grace. And watching him and Cordelia together in their fake marriage…ohmygod my heart-

I’ve been converted to Team Jordelia.le gasp I know, practically everything I said/thought in my Chain of Gold review has totally changed. Where I once was totally Team Fairstairs…ahh I must betray my fellow friends. Jamie and Cordelia is so sweet and wholesome🥺

THEY MUST BE ENDGAME OR I WILL RIOT.

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“I know what it is to be in pain, and not to be able to seek comfort from the one you love most, not to be able to share that pain with anyone you know.”

And that brings me to my cinnamon roll, Matthew Fairchild. All I want is for Matthew to be happy. He doesn’t need to be in a romantic relationship or anything — I just want him to find his happiness and be able to forgive himself. Please, Matthew. but with how Cassie’s like, I don’t believe thats going to happen sobs

The Matthew and Cordelia moments also broke my heart. They both could relate to so many things ughhh and this was where I’d be cheering for Fairstairs, but in the end, I say that it’s better off with the two being friends — not lovers.

But why does Matthew continue to destroy pieces of my soul?? The way he hides away his grief and suffering with witty and dramatic comments…and with his consumption of alcohol omggg I’m so so scared. This really isn’t going to end well.😭 He needs help and I pray that he finds that help.

My cinnamon roll needs all the love in the world.

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“I remember what it is to be hot or cold. To want things. To need things. All those things are real for me again, as nothing else has been real to me since I died–except for you.”

sdfdsfd that is so beautiful. When I say Cassie wasn’t holding back on the feels, I truly mean that. It’s like she’s setting up everything for all of it then to come crashing down on us in the last book-

WAIT, SHE PROBABLY IS DOING THAT ON PURPOSE. That monster Her plan is working sobs I’m not ready. I’m not ready. I’m not ready.

Lucie has grown so much in this book, although it pains me to see her keeping so many secrets from the others. No longer is she being kept from the action as she was before, but now her mission, along with Grace, is to bring Jesse back from the dead and give him the life he deserves.

However, while I did ship Lucie and Jesse in the Chain of Gold, my amazing friend, Sofia brought up a good point about how bland Jesse is.

And I see that now. There really isn’t anything at all that’s really amazing about him. He’s just…a ghost? He’s kind to Grace? Hmmm maybe I’ll love him more in the next book. Watching those two together was so beautiful and heartbreaking, though.🤧

But I will say this — Lucie needs no man. She’s the strong and independent girl I love ❤

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“If there was one thing she couldn’t bear, it was other people having expectations. She would always disappoint them.”

And here’s another opinion I had in CoG that’s changed now:

I LOVE Grace.

You’re probably wondering how? or maybe you weren’t blinded by rage bc of the gracelet and could see past all of it unlike me

Grace really is the victim here. Her parents were killed when she was so young and then after being sent to live with the devil Tatiana Blackthorn, she was never cared for or loved by anyone, except for Jesse and he died-

That is just so devastating, I can’t imagine how terrible that is. And look at how corrupt and vicious Tatiana is…and then just imagine living in the same household as that demon . shudder The horror.

And then when you have Cassie giving you Grace’s POV and more of her background story/secrets…oh come on, I really can’t see how one would still despise her after learning all that. The true monster who needs to die is Tatiana.

Also, I’m so shipping Kit and Grace — they’re literally perfect for each other ohmygod I seriously just had a goofy smile on my face reading their scenes. Grace is so confused with Kit’s honesty and innocence sdfsfsfs I love it. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other.

I just have to share this scene-

“You don’t seem that surprised,” Grace observed.

“On the contrary. I’ve never heard of transferring a rune between Shadowhunters—”

“No, I meant—” Grace wished she hadn’t said anything. “I only meant that you didn’t seem surprised to see me put a rune on myself.”

“Why would I be?” Christopher asked, obviously confused. “You’re a Shadowhunter. It’s what we do.”

Grace’s heart sank. Now Christopher probably thought she was completely peculiar—and for some reason, that bothered her.

(okay, i’ll stop now)

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“I am nothing like you, Thomas, because you are one of the better people I have ever known. You have a kind nature and a heart like some knight out of a legend. Brave and proud and true and strong. All of it. And all the time you have known me, I have been a terrible person.”

So, you see. We are nothing at all alike.”

SDFDSFSAD THE FEELS. STOP IT CASSIE. STOP IT.

This is exactly what I mean. She cannot stop making me feel this way.

ThomasxAlastair moments were so sweet.

AriadnexAnna moments were filled with so much longing.

JamesxCordelia moments with so much angst.

GracexKit moments being so adorable and innocent.

LuciexJesse moments…so beautiful and heartbreaking.

My heart cannot take this I-

I truly believe nothing is going to go right in Chain of Thorns . And it doesn’t help that this series is called The Last Hours nor does it help that Cassie herself said that the ending of this series is much worse than Clockwork Princess AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS HEARTBREAKINGLY PAINFUL-

laughs in ‘I don’t want to die’

But ignoring that haha i could never, I could go on and on forever with how perfect this book felt to me. The amount of TDA references in this book?!?! ohmygodd it actually just left me shook — Cassie said that this series interconnects with The Dark Artifices and I so see that now. I’m in awe. Did she really plan all of this beforehand?? She’s a witch.

I will never be able to say everything I want to in this review. cries Already I’m reaching the word limit dammit. Honestly, if you read all of this I applaud you. It truly is an honor.🥺

So yeah, I can tell that we’re all screwed and Cassie is going to be the only one laughing by the end of this.

Death is coming.

Ave atque vale

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕪 ℂ𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤? 𝕎𝕒𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕒 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕥 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕤𝕠𝕠𝕟 𝕘𝕣𝕖𝕨 𝕥𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖? 𝔸𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕝𝕤𝕠 𝕕𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒𝕗𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕚𝕟 ℂ𝕙𝕒𝕚𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕀𝕣𝕠𝕟?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

🏹February 2021 ~ TBR🏹

Happy February!!!

I’m so so so excited for this month. SO many new releases, buddy reads with some amazing people and of course, it’s the month of ~love~

Already this month has gone off to a great start. I’ve already finished two books ahhh hopefully it continues that way <33

Here’s what I’ve planned:


Can you hear me screaming??? I was so so lucky to get a physical ARC of one of my 2021 most anticipated reads at the end of January!! I still can’t believe it😭 I’ve already finished reading it and ohmygod guys you are not ready for what Cassie’s planned. and i just found out that Chain of Thorns is BEING PUSHED BACK SDFGDSDF WHY IS THE WORLD SO CRUEL

more info on that here * sobs *


Me and Alex @ The Scribe Owl are doing a buddy read for our ARCS of Hot British Boyfriend. It’s been a lot of fun ahhh so happy to have done it with her!!


Yes, I’m finally getting back to my buddy read pals’ TOG Marathon. We’re re-reading and ohmygod ALL THE FORESHADOWING IM NOTICING. * shook *


I know, I’m FINALLY reading this😂 I’m doing a huge buddy read with others except I’m very, very behind and by that — I mean, I haven’t even started💀 I realize I have way too many buddy reads going on at the same time, but I’m going to definitely start in a few days!!

We’re all ready for the tv show.😎


This is another buddy read I’m planning on doing with both Katie @ Whispering Pages and Alex @ The Scribe Owl. Super excited for this, especially since we’re all doing blog tours and it’s for fans of The Ember in the Ashes series. Hopefully we won’t be let down🤞


Of course, I’m totally hoping to finish TPW series and read The Burning God. oh god, how I actually fear for my life. Everyone who has read the series hasn’t come out the same.

I’m too young to die :’ )


Last but not least, I couldn’t not plan on reading this in February — my second most anticipated read this year, A Court of Silver Flames. Although the cover’s colours are…questionable, I so can’t wait to read about Nesta and Cassian’s story!!

Queen SJM blessing us again.🔥


I’m definitely hoping to read more than this sdfdsfgdfds I can already tell my heart’s going to break even more this month with some of these books…ahhh how fun pain is.🤡

Also, I know I’ve been posting less than usual — know that it’s because of school ughh the new quad has just started and already my teacher’s are torturing with so many assignments * sobs * don’t they understand that I want to read?? smh these monsters.

So if you see drop off the face of earth know that it’s because of school or I got lazy

𝔻𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕠𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕋𝔹ℝ? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕞𝕠𝕤𝕥 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕? ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕤?

𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

🏹September 2020 ~ Wrap Up🏹

Yesss!!! One month down. 9 more to go.🥺

I don’t know about you. But ever since the first day of school started, I’ve been counting down the days until summer break again.😢 I hate this.

Being forced to learn a whole course in 2 months is not fun.😭😭😭 Nobody wants to cram all of physics and computer science in that time frame!!! I just want this quadmester to be done already😓.

The good thing is that I managed to get in some of my TBR before school began on the 15th, so at least this month wasn’t wasted!😆

5 stars!!!

4 – 4.5 stars!!!

3 – 3.5 stars!!!

I found some new favourites!!! Although, while they were favourite…. did the authors have to end it in the worst cliffhanger possible?!?!😭😭

Blood & Honey definitely killed me with that terrible ending (people who read…you know what I’m talking about💔).

OMG and A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I’m so happy JLA is such a fast writer, because I don’t think I could survive waiting more than a year after that ending.😣😨

And then there’s me finally catching up to the ACOTAR fandom after finishing ACOWAR (which I loved) and ACOFAS (which was….okay). By the end of this series, Azriel, Cassian, AND Lucien better get the happiness they deserve.🔥🥺

This was honestly a pretty good month for me—well, before school started and all. I highly doubt that I’ll be able to get in as much in October as I was able to in September xD.

Who knows? Maybe my teachers will be nice enough to give me that free time🤣 (unlikely)

𝕎𝕖𝕝𝕝, 𝕙𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕊𝕖𝕡𝕥𝕖𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦? 𝔸𝕟𝕪 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕤? ℝ𝕖-𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses, #2) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“You’re my heart, Magnus Bane.

Stay unbroken, for me.”


OhMyGodWhatWasThatEpilogue?!?!?!?😰😱😓
AND THE JESSA WEDDING🤧🥺😭😍
MY HEART—

I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
I CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT ENDING😫😵

All these theories that are popping up in my head now that I’ve read the epilogue……..

The Eldest Curses is WAY more important than I ever thought it would be. All of this is definitely going to be HUGE leading up to The Wicked Powers .

I really thought of The Eldest Curses just being a fun side project Cassie wanted to make featuring our fav warlock ~Magnus Bane~ , but wow…….to anyone who wasn’t planning on reading this series, I urge you to read TEC. It’s really important for Cassie’s future series.

Especially since The Black Volume of the Dead is said to take place during the The Wicked Powers!!! AHhhh I can’t wait now!!!😍

Haha I don’t think I can go into the rest without spoilers soooooooo…………..

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!🛑

TLBOTW takes place in between City of Heavenly Fire and Lady Midnight and after Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, so of course, one would think to have read those (except maybe not Lady Midnight) before reading this.

Magnus & Alec are living their life with their baby warlock, Max🥰, and all seems well.

That is, until someone or rather…. two someones ruin that peacefulness. Both Shinyun & Ragnor Fell appear out of nowhere demanding for the Book of the White, escaping with it and stabbing Magnus with a strange thorn on their way out.

And this all happened while Alec was only in the shower xD.

I thought Shinyun would’ve learned from her evil deeds in the last book, but sadly ’tis not the case. Ahh this is what happens when you try giving villains a second chance.😔😂

Of course, they need to get back the book and stop whatever Shinyun & Ragnor are planning, BUT this time they’re gonna have backup.

Time for our favs ~ ✨TMI Gang✨

Beautiful art by Cat in the Box😍😍😍

“Can we see the glowing fissure in your chest?” Simon asked.

“Simon, it’s rude to bring up glowing fissures in other people’s chests,” said Clary. “What do you think they want with the Book of the White, Magnus?”

Magnus turned to look at Alec. “So, you told them everything? Did you say the S-word? The R-word?”

Alec rolled his eyes. “If you’re asking if I told them about Shinyun and Ragnor, I did.”

Haha love Simon’s straightforwardness.🤣

All the Simon scenes were awesome.👌 He’s recently become a Shadowhunter and finally we can see some more action from him and how he’s coping with George Lovelace’s death. Poor Simon.💔 He was as funny as ever though. AND there were more SIZZY moments.🥰

xD then there’s Jace trying to act cool trying out his new flail and using ‘mundane’ terms.

Magnus hesitated. “I don’t know,” he admitted. “We’ve been rushing around getting ready to leave, and I haven’t so much as googled the word Svefnthorn.”

“I googled it,” Jace said, to Alec’s surprise. “While we were getting our stuff together.”

“You,” said Alec, “googled it.”

“Yeah,” said Jace. “It sounded Norse, so I went into the library and looked it up in the Saga Concordances. Like a normal person. That’s googling, right?”

“More or less,” said Simon.

Simon was kind enough not to tell Jace the truth.😂 Oh Jace……
Of course, Jace & Clary are much more mature in this book and it’s nice seeing that. Jace especially acted a lot more worried during this mission than usual—and THAT’S saying something. Jace almost never voices out his worries nor does he hesitate to jump into reckless fights, but here…….xD he seems like the least reckless one.

“I’ve made some weird calls in my time,” Jace mused, “but spending ten minutes in free fall from one unknown place in a hell dimension to a different unknown place in a hell dimension is pretty reckless even for me.”

“Don’t feel bad,” said Magnus. “It wasn’t really your decision.”

Ha! And I can’t believe all the different Hells there are in Diyum. Even one that would be pure torture for any Herondale.😓😂

“Hell of Worms, Hell of Maggots, Hell of Boiling Sand, Hell of Boiling Oil, Hell of Boiling Soup with Human Dumplings, Hell of Boiling Tea with Human Tea Strainers, Hell of Small Biting Insects, Hell of Large Biting Insects, Hell of Being Eaten by Wolves, Hell of Being Trampled by Horses, Hell of Being Gored by Oxen, Hell of Being Pecked to Death by Ducks—”

“What was that last one?” said Jace. Shinyun ignored him.

Ahhh I missed these guys so much.😍

Oh and I found a certain part pretty important. The meaning behind being an Eldest Curse was explained and how many there can only be!

“Why would Shinyun be after Tessa?” Magnus said.

Jem looked at him in surprise. “Well—because she’s an eldest curse, of course. Like you.”

Magnus blinked. “You mean, because she’s the daughter of a Prince of Hell? Like me?”

“No. It’s more than that. Tessa went to the Labyrinth not just to hide but to research. Eldest curses are not just children of Princes of Hell. They’re the oldest living children of those princes. There can only be nine of them alive at any one time, and I know of only two. And I’m talking to one of them and married to the other.”

Wow. I wonder if there are any other Eldest Curses around?!?! Arghhh I want TWP right now!!!😫

Cassie said that TLBOTW’s epilogue is meant to point towards the events of TWP, so what the Princes of Hell are planning is gonna be a HUGE plot in TWP.

I seriously regret reading this book now. After reading all that, I have to wait until like 2023 for The Wicked Powers?!?! AHHHHhhhh the TORTURE😭

OMG AND THE JESSA WEDDING!!!😍
Now I see why nobody remembered their wedding. Magnus had used the remaining power from the Svefnthorn to make a dream-like wedding where everyone they loved would be present, but eventually the memory would fade away until they all forgot—except for Jem, Tessa, Magnus, & Alec.

It was too sweet.🥺🥰 And of course, Will was there.🤧😭

Art by Naira Peredo

Gosh, I can’t wait for these next few years.😍

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕞𝕠𝕤𝕥 𝕝𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕚𝕟 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟙? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!💕

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu | Review

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

“Sometimes, love worked, past any hope of change, when no other force in this world could.

Without love, the miracle never came.”

What a vacation this was.🤣
And that ending!!!😰

🛑WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST 3 TMI BOOKS!!!🛑

This romantic getaway across Eurpe takes place after The Mortal War in City of Glass and occurs during City of Fallen Angels featuring our favourite warlock ~ Ultra Magnus Bane and his boyfriend, Alec Lightwood. (Why do I sound like I’m advertising this book xD)

They both want to go on vacation for some peace and quiet—unfortunately, that doesn’t last very long when Tessa pops up during an awkward moment and brings up the bad news xD.

“Call it even,” said Tessa. “You once walked in on me in an embarrassing situation with a gentleman in a mountain fortress, after all.”

Her half-concealed smile flickered. She looked again at Alec, who had inherited his coloring from Shadowhunters long gone. Shadowhunters Tessa had loved.

“You should let that go,” Magnus advised.

“I certainly have let it go,” she replied. “Now.”

Haha!🤣 That’s so true. Magnus did the same to Will & Tessa too. Sounds like revenge.😈😂

Anyways, Magnus is told about the demon-worshiping cult—The Crimson Hand— he created as a joke a long time ago that’s now causing chaos everywhere. The worst part is that the leader of The Crimson Hand is going by the name of Magnus Bane so word’s going out that he’s causing all of this and that’s not good.😬

Of course, that means Magnus & Alec will have to travel around Europe to stop this cult—Haha so much for their ‘vacation’ xD.

Art by Cassandra Jean

Ahhh my favourite parts were definitely seeing all the references to the other books in The Shadowhunter World. Especially mentions of TID characters.🥰

“It had reminded Magnus of times long ago, the memory of Nephilim he had cared for once, and how very much they had cared for each other. Knowing the way Will and Jem loved each other had changed his feelings for Nephilim, and seeing Jace—calm, superior Jace—in pieces over Alec had made him like the boy much more.”

Omg and I DIED when I heard Alec question Magnus and Tessa about their relationship🤣

Alec, who was watching this back-and-forth as if sitting center court in a tennis match, raised a hand. “I’m sorry, but did you two used to date?”

That stopped the conversation dead in its tracks. Both Tessa and Magnus turned to him with identical looks of shock.

“You seem more horrified than I do,” Magnus told Tessa, “and somehow I am deeply wounded.”

Tessa gave Magnus a tiny smile, then turned to Alec. “Magnus and I have been friends for more than a hundred years.”

Magnus and Tessa?!?! Best joke I’ve ever heard😂😂😂 And their reactions, too xD.

And I forgot how funny Malcolm could be before everything else happened. And why Barnabas hates him so much xD.

“Malcolm Fade.” The look on the warlock’s face was thunderous as he pointed a finger at the High Warlock of Los Angeles. A light vapor seemed to drift from the tip of his finger. “You stole my party and my mansion.”

“Hello, Barnabas,” said Malcolm. “Did you lose a mansion? That’s so sad. I hope you find it.”

“I bought this mansion last week! The moment it went up for sale!” Barnabas bellowed. “We are standing right now in the mansion you stole from me!”

“Oh, hooray! Consider it found then,” Malcolm said.

Haha I actually feel bad for Barnabas, though. He wanted to be the one to host the party.😂

Oh! Then there’s when Helen & Aline meet for the first time!!! AHHhhhhhh😍😍😍

“Right,” Helen said at last. “Anyway, back to the questions.”

“I have a question too,” said Aline, and swallowed. “Who do you think you are, Helen Blackthorn, and why are you talking to my friend, a Shadowhunter and a recent hero of the war for Alicante, as if he’s a common criminal?”

“Because he’s being incredibly suspicious!” Helen snapped back.

“Alec is very honorable,” Aline said loyally. “He would never do anything suspicious.”

Although, they both start off by arguing about whether Alec is suspicious or not.😆 I loved how I got to see more of how they met and just more of their personalities before The Dark War. The Helen & Aline I always thought of were how they were in TDA, but here, there’s more to them both.💕

And lastly, the conversations between Alec & Magnus were awesome.🤣

“We will be eating three meals a day. Breakfast will be one of those meals. In fact, breakfast will be the most important of those meals, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Shinyun looked at Alec, who said in a deadpan voice, “Many a mission to end a great evil has failed because of low blood sugar.”

“You do listen when I talk!” exclaimed Magnus.

He’s right, though. You cannot go on without breakfast. Who knows how that would affect a mission.😓

Now, as much I loved the references and jokes between Magnus and the others, the story kinda felt lacking.😕 To be honest, this wasn’t super necessary to have been written BUT the ending really gets me super excited for The Lost Book of the White !!!

SPOILERS BELOW

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I can’t believe after everything that happened, Shinyung still wants to get revenge on Magnus AND she’s going to be using RAGNOR to do this whom everyone thought was dead!!!😰😭 I can’t wait for the next book!

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SPOILERS END

I’m mostly excited to see TMI gang and of course……..
JESSA WEDDING!!!🥺🤧😍

“But as someone once said to me, the right man will not care.”

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕪𝕖𝕥? 𝕎𝕙𝕠’𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕋𝕊ℂ? 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices: Manga #3) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5


Whether it’s the book or manga, the ending still makes me cry.😭😭😭


Oh and every time I read the name Tatiana………..arghhh it just made me so mad.👿😤😤😤
Although I do feel bad with what happened to Rupert, I still don’t like her.😒


I must say though. I was really excited to see Will singing the Demon Pox song bragging about how he was right, but it never happened.😢😭 There was a small part of it though.

Again. Jem’s laugh😂😂😂

And then the scones scene was skipped too!😫 But at least I got to see a little more of Gideon and Sophie🥰


^Henry is so clueless🤣

Cecily’s arguments with Will were just awesome xD. One thing I will always love about the manga is seeing the expressions on the characters’ faces.😂

^Jem is always the peacekeeper—even between siblings.

And then some other Cecily and Will moments.😂


Also, seeing Will blush is just so sweet.🥺🥰 And it happens a lot.😏


I still can’t get over the ending though. It was bad enough reading about it but now you actually see it.😫😭😭😭

Why do I keep doing this to myself???💔


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices: Manga #2) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5


Rereading these mangas makes me want to reread TID again.🥺🥰
Also, Hye-Kyung Baek is killing me with her art.

I love how the first few pages have color in them—it makes Jem & Will look even more beautiful.🥺



And why do the Lightwoods look so hot??? Especially Gabriel😍😍😍


And then Will during the masquerade ball swoons💞



xD Will was probably my favourite character in this one. All those faces he would make arguing with the others.😂 He looks so evil xD.

The bickering between Will & Gabriel🤣


Arguing with Tessa (And Jem laughing in the background xD)


Insulting the food gasp Shame on him😤😂


And then there’s Will having an evil & creepy smile on his face xD
If I saw that myself, I’d be worried😰


And of course, seeing Sophie & Gideon……..🥺🥰


I’m not ready to read Clockwork Princess.
I’m scared.😫😭😭😭


P.S. This added bonus was definitely something I could imagine happening.😂



Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices: Manga #1) by Cassandra Clare (Author) & Hyekyung Baek (Illustrator) | Review

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Actual Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

“I’m here on my own account.

I need your help.

There is—There is absolutely no one else that I can ask.”

What a coincidence seeing this right after reading a similar scene in TDA.🥺

Ahhhh I loved reading this manga again!😍 To anyone who loved TID, you definitely won’t regret reading the manga version!

Some scenes from the original book were obviously cut but the funny ones I remember were still there.😂 Omg and the expressions on their faces😂🥰.

Tessa’s first encounter with Will🤣

Six-fingered Nigel xD

Will’s hatred of ducks……….

Jem playing his violin.😍

And just seeing the faces Tessa would make.😂

Of course, I’ll always prefer the book to the manga.
I must stay loyal to the true masterpiece.✌

(Hehe also this helps with my reading challenge🤭😈)

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?🖤

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Me: Help! HELP!
911: What seems to be the problem?
Me: My—my—
911: Yes? Yes?!?!
Me: My heart has been RIPPED out of my chest and TORN to pieces. WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME?!😭💔
911: Wrong num—
Me: PLEASE!
911: ………
911: That’s called heartbreak.
Meanwhile………..
Cassie: MUAHAHHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahha😈

Oh why? Why did I set myself up for this torture rereading this?
There’s clearly something wrong with me.😣

I knew how it was going to end and even prepared myself for the ending, but I still couldn’t help having my heart break. I feel dead on the inside.

Clockwork Princess and Lord of Shadows are the saddest books I’ve ever read.

I seriously believe that Cassie secretly has a job as a professional torturer, laughing in delight as she watches her readers suffer. Nobody can tell me otherwise.😭

All I can think about right now is THE BLACKTHORNS🥺🥰😭. Each and every one of them have buried themselves into my heart. What’s there to hate about the family? They don’t deserve to deal with the stupid Cohort and Clave. Why is everyone always trying to hurt them?!?!😭😭😭

ESPECIALLY YOU, ZARA DEARBORN😤👿

Now one of my favourite parts in this book was Mark still adjusting from his time in Faerie.😂 It was just too funny xD. Especially the stupid stuff he did.


“I suspect I would have the same problem,” Mark said, eyeing the fish. “It is too bad—I was going to name it Magnus, because it has sparkly scales.”

“I suppose I had better let him go free,” Mark said. Before anyone could say anything, he made his way to the railing of the pier and emptied the bag, fish and all, into the sea.

“Does anyone want to tell him that goldfish are freshwater fish and can’t survive in the ocean?” said Julian quietly.

“Not really,” said Cristina.

“Did he just kill Magnus?” Emma asked.


^Rest in peace Magnus, The Goldfish😢

“Remember, Mark is in charge.”

“Does he know that?” said Livvy.

Julian sought Mark in the crowd on the steps. He was standing with his hands behind his back, exchanging a mistrustful look with a carved stone gnome. “Your pretense does not fool me, gnome,” he muttered. “My eye will be upon you.”


^Mark thinking the gnome is real. Omg😂😂😂


Emma and Mark’s good-bye had been bizarre, to say the least. Emma had given him a quick, absentminded hug before descending the stairs; Mark hadn’t looked bothered until he’d noticed Julian and the others staring at him. He’d run down the steps after Emma, caught her hand, and spun her to face him.

“It is better that you go,” he said, “that I might forget your fair, cruel face, and heal my heart.”

Emma had looked stunned; Cristina, saying something in a low voice to Mark that sounded like unnecessary, had hauled Emma off toward the car.


^And then you have Mark being such a bad actor.🤣

He’s so lovable.🥰😂 And I totally love Kieraktina!😍

Gorgeous art by Kiveriah

And of course the Gwyn x Diana moments were just so sweet!!! Gwyn has always been one of my favourite faeries. Who knew the Leader of the Wild Hunt could be such a soft boi.🥺🥰

“Providence has brought us together again,” Gwyn said.

“I don’t believe in providence,” said Diana. She looked awkward, a little alarmed. She was holding her injured arm close against her. “Or an interventionist Heaven.”

“ ‘There are more things in heaven and earth,’ ” said Gwyn, “ ‘than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’ ”

Kit snorted. Diana looked flabbergasted. “Are you quoting Shakespeare?” she said. “I would have thought at least it would have been A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“Faeries can’t stand A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” muttered Kieran. “Gets everything wrong.”

Gwyn’s lips twitched at the corners. “Speaking of dreams,” he said. “You have been in mine, and often.”



I just love those two so much—although that’s not a surprise. I love all her ships😍 (unless there’s one I can’t remember that I hate🤔)

Oh my god and the amount of The Last Hours references I discovered in this book. How did I not see them sooner?!?! Shame on me.🤦‍♀️

“You’re suggesting we burn down Blackthorn Manor?” said Ty, his eyebrows up around his hairline.

“Oddly,” Magnus muttered, “you wouldn’t be the first people ever to have that idea.”


He’s talking about James.😂 Those who read CoG will know what I’m talking about.🤣

And I’m surprised I never noticed this the first time I read it (or maybe I forgot), but I saw that the Bridget that was in the London Institute with the Blackthorns is the SAME Bridget from TID!!!!🤯

I thought at first maybe it was a descendant of her who had the same name BUT NO!!! It’s the same person!!! That DEFINITELY shouldn’t be possible—she’d be like 140+ years old by now. I checked on Cassie’s Tumblr and it’s confirmed that she is the same person and something happens in TLH that makes her long-lived.

Leave it to Cassie to do something as amazing as that. I want to know so badly now!!!😫

Oh and I loved seeing more of TMI characters, especially Magnus & Alec.🤩😂

“The legendary Lost Herondale,” said Magnus. “You know, I was starting to think that was a rumor Catarina made up, like the Loch Ness Monster or the Bermuda Triangle.”

“Catarina made up the Bermuda Triangle?” said Alec.

“Don’t be ridiculous, Alexander. That was Ragnor.”


You know, this whole time I thought the Bermuda Triangle was real…… I’m so dumb.😅😂

Ahhh there’s also the scene about family mottos between Emma & Jules that I just loved.

“I wonder what other family mottoes are,” Emma mused. “Do you know any?”

“The Lightwood family motto is ‘We mean well.’ ”

“Very funny.”

Julian looked over at her. “No, really, it actually is.”

“Seriously? So what’s the Herondale family motto? ‘Chiseled but angsty’?”

He shrugged. ‘If you don’t know what your last name is, it’s probably Herondale’?”

Emma burst out laughing. “What about Carstairs?” she asked, tapping Cortana. “ ‘We have a sword’? ‘Blunt instruments are for losers’?”

“Morgenstern,” offered Julian. “ ‘When in doubt, start a war’?”


And then there’s Livvy saying super sweet things🥺

“I realized something,” she said. “I want to be like you, Jules. Not this second, not right now, but someday. I want to take care of people, other Shadowhunters, people who need me. I want to run an Institute.”

“There’s nobody else I’d rather be like than you,” she said. “I want you to be proud of me.”


Why did this make me cry so much???😭 It’s so sweet and……I just can’t.😫

Well to sum it all up (because I wrote too much)……….

Cassie just LOVES playing with my feelings. I both love and hate her for that. 🥰😭

“Break my heart, Cassie”

“Break it in pieces. I give you permission.”

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕒 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕥? 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕞𝕖 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕨!