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...
  • Zoë
    Unfortunately, this wasn't as good as the first time I read it - probably because I already knew the ending. It was still an enjoyable read overall, but I was bored at times.Original 5-Star ReviewExcuse me, but WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
  • Claudia Ramírez
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    REREAD QUICK NOTES➙ I would definitely die for Emma. A queen. We stan. ➙ I still adore Julian with all my heart but he scares me EVEN MORE➙ Ty's letter makes me CRY jhgkjdfhkjfgkdfjghdfk➙ "my dream is that we all get to go back to the institute together and be a family" Cassandra that was cruel➙ I HAVE SO MANY QOAAD THEORIES CAN'T WAIT FOR THEM TO ALL BE WRONG➙ Ok ..... I kinda hate Kieran less? Still aint a fave tho :/➙ MARK IS SO ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Shadowhunters though, it’s the entire package Cassandra Cla...
  • 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...
  • C.G. Drews
    Read 2 | January 2019hi I am practically deceased and this is a ghost of a fury screaming from the grave for absolutely ever. omgggg this book. omg. I'm wildly and intoxicatingly fond of this series (WOULD DIE FOR MARK) and the absolute way it's just captured me??? 10/10 would suffer for The Dark Artifices forever thanks.My most notable thoughts thru this reread are (besides a general ajfJKALDSFD WHY IS IT PERFECT ON EVERY PAGE) is how much I fre...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    "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...
  • Melanie
    1.) City of Bones ★★★2.) City of Ashes ★★3.) City of Glass ★★★1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★4.) City of Fallen Angels ★2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★★3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★★*.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★*.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy ★★★1.) Lady Midnight ★★★★★ “Fiction is truth, even if it is not a fact. If ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • amy ☂︎
    this is one of those rare times where i am at a loss for words. i don't know how to describe what i went through while reading this book, i don't know how to express my love for all of these beautiful characters and i don't know how to say anything else then AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa in regards to that heart crushing ending.i think it's official to say that i now feel very differently about cassandra clare's books than i did a few months ago.i just........
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “When a decision is made by the government it emboldens those who are already prejudiced to speak their deepest thoughts of hate. They assume they are simply brave enough to say what everyone really thinks.” This book did not come to play. (Also I'm boosting this back up to a five because I don't give a shit) ➽E M M A A N D J U L I A N I will actually admit that, sadly, I did not like Emma and Julian’s dynamic… quite as much in this ...
  • ambsreads
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chloe
    4.5 stars*I have FEELINGS
  • 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...
  • alexandra ling
    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...
  • may ❀
    imagine being so cruel that you end a book LIKE THAT AND HAVE NO REGARD FOR YOUR READER'S PAIN NO O NE TOUCH MEms. clare you better fix this mess you made of my soul ily but i need book 3 nOW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~julian blackthorn marry me please and thanks Buddy read with my little leek
  • Helena of Sparta ✰
    I HATE EVERYTHING!!!What? How? What? WHY?!This book was absolutely phenomenal......Until the last two chapters. Now, I’m an emotional mess. Absolutely distraught. How could this happen?!!! I’m actually crying right now. I hate everyone who told me to read this. Jemma is one of my all time favourite ships. Kitty has definitely grown on me. I can’t believe that I actually enjoy the “hot faerie threesome” now? I stand by the opinion that J...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Maureen
    4.5/5 starsReread Jan 2019 (mostly)I reread this in preparation for QOAAD and it was just as good as I remembered! I still favor Lady Midnight of the trilogy (but i also haven’t read QOAAD yet i KNOW). Also, based on quite a few things in this book, I’m CONVINCED that Julian is a 9 exhibiting a lot of 6 stress types (this is all related to the enneagram so if you don’t know what that is….google it and JOIN US)MY HEART. I AM SHOOK TO MY CO...
  • emma
    time to reread this and cry all over again!!!also i feel like i'm enjoying this so much more the second time around??--------------------------- 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 ...
  • 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...