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????😭😫


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—
911: ………
911: That’s called heartbreak.
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?!?!😭😭😭


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!

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true death.”

I shall never get over that betrayal.😥😤
Nobody gets away with trying to hurt sweet Tavvy.🥺


As a reread, I already knew what would happen yet I still felt that pounding fear and love watching the Blackthorn family, especially Emma and Jules.🥺

I love them all so much.🥰 The Blackthorn family actually just reminds me so much of my family, except they’re obviously way cooler—being Shadowhunters and all xD.

I also have way too many siblings although they have one more than mine. Still, I can totally understand the craziness that goes around the house and taking care of the younger ones—of course Jules has it so much worse with having no parents and huge weight on his shoulders.🥺 And I myself have always complained having to babysit my younger siblings so much. Shame on me.🤦‍♀️

I love Julian so much.🥰 He’s had to make such hard decisions since he was 12.😣 Oh Jules…..😢

And Emma Cordelia Carstairs is no different. There’s no doubt that I absolutely love the Carstairs family (xD my GR name has Carstairs). She’s such an amazing female protagonist. I admire everything about Emma.😍 I remember reading and bawling my eyes out over the beginning of City of Heavenly Fire……..and both of Emma’s parents were killed in one blow.😭😭😭

And anyone who hurts a Carstairs in any shape or form deserves a long and painful death.👿

That was one of the saddest scenes I’ve ever read. Emma continued her pursuit of vengeance in Lady Midnight to find the killer of her parents, which the Clave believed ‘was Sebastian Morgenstern’s doing’. Tch, you know something’s wrong when you see ‘Clave’ at the beginning of that.

Emma is such a rebel and I love it xD.

“The Law is annoying, but it is flexible.”

-The Wise Words of Emma Carstairs

My heart went out to Emma and her misery. I love her strength and loyalty, which is why Jemma is such a perfect pair.🥰💖 The Blackthorns and Carstairs suffered so much from the Cold War five years ago, losing their parents, Mark (Clave didn’t do anything), and Helen (Clave’s fault ~ what a surprise😑). Grrrr the Clave is such a corrupted place.😤 And I’m going to have the “pleasure” of seeing some annoying monsters people once again.

Anyways, enough about the Clave.😒

I actually didn’t realize how much I’d forgotten about the book. Like I can’t find something not to love about the Blackthorns, Emma, and Cristina.

Omg and they’re bantering was hilarious. Cassie seriously just gets better and better with her books. You can see a HUGE difference between the writing in City of Bones and Lady Midnight. Oh Cassie, I love you so much.💕

Livvy held up a hand. “In Emma’s defense, Cameron’s annoying, but he’s hot.” Julian gave her a look. “I mean, if you like guys who look like a redheaded Captain America, which I . . . don’t?”

“Captain America is definitely the most handsome Avenger,” said Cristina. “But I like the Hulk. I would like to heal his broken heart.”

“We’re Nephilim,” said Julian. “We’re not even supposed to know about the Avengers. Besides,” he added, “Iron Man is obviously the best-looking.”

I agree with Julian. Iron Man is the BEST🔥

And the Blackthorns really do have the greatest family motto of all time

Lex malla, lex nulla

A bad law is no law

Now that makes me wonder what all the other family mottos are (if they even have one).😂

Ah yes, that reminds me. I actually might’ve finished this reread sooner but I wasted some time attempting at making Emma and Julian Boomarks.🙈 It’s a first and I love the way it turned out.🥰🤗

I’ve only got one problem. Now that I’ve made these, I feel obligated to make a collection of the rest of the crew.😁

Well that’s going to take awhile.

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