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

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)

Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She k...

Details Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)

TitleLord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)
Release DateMay 23rd, 2017
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)

  • Emma Giordano
    I said it before and I will say it again, The Dark Artifices is Cassandra Clare's most sophisticated work yet.(Heads up: my Goodreads review is spoiler free but hopefully later this week I'll be posting my spoiler-filled and probably way too long video review to my YouTube channel: youtube.com/emmmabooks) Lord of Shadows is the sequel we've all been waiting for. It has the same amount of high-intensity, beautifully constructed, and deep, yet c...
  • Andrea
    Don't talk to me for like a week. In other news, I broke my promise again of not reading the book the day it comes out and in one sitting.------------------Why I always do this to myself?I always read the book the day they come out and in one sitting and I don't think about the consequences like how I have to wait another whole f*cking year again.This book is going to make me suffer. I know it. Like Clockwork Prince.I think I better wait until th...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    I can't remember the last time a book made my heart feel this empty and this full at the same time. Man, what a magnificent installment. The story here is so epic and sprawling, and the way it's told--especially the pacing, how the different story threads were woven together--it was just perfect. Not to mention that I love these characters so much it makes my heart ache. Waiting for the next book is already causing me pain and we've still got TWO...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    My reaction after finishing Lady Midnight My reaction after finishing Lord of ShadowsI've had it with love triangles! I'm usually up for them as long as my ship prevails in the end ;) but man did Cassie complicate things for every possible pairing in this book. Emma/Julian/Mark - I thought this triangle wasn't so bad after I was done with Lady Midnight cause I knew Emma and Julian couldn't be romantically involved but Cassie effed things up with ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    These books seriously just keep getting better and better. The writing has improved SO much and the characters here are my absolute favorites. And... I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I actually liked Jace and Clary.But just like with Lady Midnight, I was more into the actual characters than whatever the larger plot arc was. I guess I don't care that much about Malcom, Annabel, the book, the Shadow Lord, or most of that drama. Pretty sure any...
  • Clau R.
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    yes, five months later my official review is here. Ive finished screaming. I'm ready to talk Continue on for 25% memes, 50% why I love this book, 25% more screaming(there may be mild spoilers untagged like new character names but everything major will be tagged) “Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don't wish you didn't fea...
  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    "I thought you loved me. I don't know how I got that so wrong."- Julian @ Emmabut also- Me @ Cassandra Clare after that ending WHY CASSANDRA WHYYYYYYY "I thought you loved me. I don't know how I got that so wrong."- Julian @ Emmabut also- ↋Me @ Cassandra Clare after that ending WHY CASSANDRA WHYYYYYYY
  • Jiana
    Someone :) just :) kill :) me :) and :) end :) my :) pain :)I can't deal with this hell I'm living in right now. Someone hold me. Then kill me. Please.SERIOUSLY CASSIE CLARE, SERIOUSLY? Stabbing me in the heart would've hurt less. How dare you. How. dare. you. I want to punch you. But you're also my queen??? BUT I WANT TO PUNCH YOU SO HARD FOR DOING THIS TO ME. And now, I have to :) wait :) two :) years :) for :) the :) final :) book :)___5/19/20...
  • Katerina
    “Break my heart. Break it in pieces. I give you permission.” I don't recall giving my permission though. I don't recall allowing Cassandra Clare to wreck havoc on my soul and stomp on its pieces before scattering them to the wind. But she did it anyway. “A dark time is coming for Shadowhunters. A terrible time. Their power will be crushed, their might thrown down into the dirt, and their blood will run like water through the riverbeds of...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT LORD OF SHADOWS IS SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD. I thought I'd start off the review with like a really emotionally charged sentence of passionate and triumph but ya know what? I CNA'T WRITE THIS REVIEW. I CAN'T. I AM A BROKEN PIECE OF RUIN.Lady MidnightIT WAS SO SO SO GOOD.*wild sobbing* NOTE: There will be no spoilers for LoS in this review! Or they'll be tagged! Do not fret! However there will be mild spoilers for L...
  • Beth
    He told me of your journey, and I guessed your mission. I knew you would not survive the Lord of Shadows' tricks without aid."Lord of Shadows you get ALL of the stars!Spoiler free review, although I do mention bits that I like that don't give away the storyline. If you haven't read Lady Midnight I'd suggest you don't read this :)I have eagerly anticipated this book since I finished Lady Midnight and it honestly didn't let me down what so ever. I ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Unpopular opinion time! Meaning I liked it, didn't love it like everyone else in the world! Damn it all!I was pretty excited for this book to come out. The love triangles in the books get on my nerves so I wasn't drop everything and lets read it now. I just wanted to get through it at one point. I love Kit's character. I think he's funny and coming into his own at being a Shadowhunter. I loved that Jace and Clary made another appearance, but I'm ...
  • Amber Robertson
    BUDDY READING with my Julian aka CaitlinI want to die. Everything hurts. I can't breathe. The world is over and I have to wait two years. My soul burns. I honestly didn't expect this. This book is a blessing and my hell. Someone save me. Cassandra Clare is my queen and has quite literally ripped my heart out of my body and stomped all over it. My lactose intolerance doesn't agree with this book either; I ate two blocks of chocolate stressing out ...
  • Frankie Lovely
    5 stars*UPDATE 6/18/17 - NEW added song suggestions at the bottom of review>>>>>>>I have no words right now ... I am in shockCurrently questioning my life and what to do with it for the next two years while I wait for Book 3?Also can someone come pick up the broken pieces of my soul for me? Thanks*Major Cliffhanger warning!* Quite possibly the worse cliffhanger I have ever read. Clare ends this book at the height of major action without having re...
  • P
    “He caught her by the wrist, brought her hand to his bare chest. Splayed her fingers over his heart. It beat against her palm, like a fist punching its way through his sternum. “Break my heart,” he said. “Break it in pieces. I give you permission.”” The hardest part of reading this book is you have to put up with an emotional influx, from what Clare always tangles the love of the main characters like Jace and Clary, or Jem and Tessa ...
  • alexandra
    this review was originally posted on twirling pages Lord of Shadows left me feeling deceased. Lord of Shadows was one of my most-anticipated releases of 2017 and i was worried. aside from the obvious fact of PAIN and WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY FAVES, i was afraid this installment would disappoint me. the more i read and review novels, the more critical and cynical i get. i rarely enjoy books for the sake of it unless there are low expectations. but w...
  • Caitlin
    Can someone actually kill me? The more I think about this book the more I want to curl up in a bawl and die. I also highkey just want to punch Cassie for doing this to us. How dare she 😭HELLO I AM BACK TO ROUND UP TO 5 STARS EVEN THOUGH ITS 4.5 BECAUSE AMBER REMINDED ME HOW CRAZY THIS PLOT WAS BUT LIKE IT WAS STILL MISSING A LITTLE SOMETHING BUT NOT ENOUGH TO KNOCK OFF A WHOLE STARTHAT IS ALL GOODBYEI feel nothing. I am dead inside. Fuck you C...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    When it comes to Lord of Shadows I really don't even know where to start! I loved the book! I loved it so much I found myself rereading certain passages just because I couldn't help myself but had to experience them again and again. =)Cassie has always been one of my favourite authors and the more I read from her, the more I get captured in her world. It’s not just the world of the shadow hunters though, it’s the entire package Cassandra Clar...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    ❝Emma, everyone's afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don't wish you didn't fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn't feel anything.❞ I DID IT. After months of avoiding, slumping, and adulting... I FINALLY FINISHED. I spent weeks contemplating how I was going to rate Lord of Shadows and I've come to the decision that thi...
  • Prabh⚔
    Full review here!!You actually didn’t expect a full review, did you? Welll, good for you, I like to give surprises and make everyone’s day a thousand times better. (today the sarcasm game is strong. Verrry strong :) :))Anyway this book was a fucking rollercoaster of emotions (aka the rollercoaster of death)I cried.I laughed.I shrieked and screamed. Because of my screaming, my lil bro fell off the bed while sleeping. #GoodTimes (he did break m...
  • Kisses A
    This was truly a masterpiece. Darn. I have read over 700 pages in words yet I am speechless with the emotions I currently feel. Full review to come. Cassandra Clare certainly delivered.editMark (oc my fav character)I'm not gonna do the entire cast but I think this guy would make a great Mark bone structure n all and maybe lighter hair.I have found the perfect Tiberius Blackthorn! I love him!!!The rest of the "cast" are already in my Lady Midnight...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    is this what death feels like (Being overly-dramatic) BUT STILL, this was one crazy ride and THAT ENDING. HOW. WHAT. WHY. WHYYYY. Two years is too long a wait for the conclusion. The Last Hours better be worth it.
  • Emma
    All the Shadowhunters were beautiful, like moonlight shearing off the edges of broken glass: lovely and deadly. Beautiful things, cruel things, cruel in that way that only people who absolutely believed in the rightness of their cause could be cruel. I’ve been a massive fan of the Shadowhunters books for almost half of my life. I read TMI—the original trilogy—about nine years ago, and have followed each new release since with great anticip...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    I really enjoyed my time spent reading this and was sad when it was over. I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by James Marsters (who played Spike in Buffy) and he did a great job. I laughed at how the political climate in the Shadowhunter world mirrors some U.S. current events. I looooooved the characters of Kit and Ty. Emotional scenes brought the feels. It was fun to revisit locations from Clare's previous series.The one thing I real...
  • Caleb
  • Simona Bartolotta
    *This review might contain spoilers for Lady Midnight.“You're Kit Herondale,” she said. “The lost Herondale.”“I didn't realize I was lost,” said Kit. “I never felt lost.”Do you hear that sound, you bragging Shadowhunter brats? That's the sound of me clapping.Someone just had to say that. •Okay, this started as a joke but I genuinely have one observation or five to make on that. I must say I'm growing quite weary of the so called...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
  • Maureen
    4.5/5 starsMY HEART. I AM SHOOK TO MY CORE. (I'm only partially shook because I kinda saw the end coming so)I loved this but not nearly as much as Lady Midnight. I just want more Emma & Julian! But this really brought a lot of amazing characters (KIT MY BBY) and a lot of character development and learning more about characters from the previous book and I just....my heart. 😭