Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Some lights were never meant to burn for long

I am noticing I am getting done with the Shadowhunters universe. I am just tired to read similar stories time and time again. But I did really like Queen of Air and Darkness. I do think I might stay away from the universe for a while from now on.

Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare


Title & Author: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release date: December 4 2018
Series: The Dark Artifices
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books


What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

I give Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare four out of five hearts because I really liked reading it. The story is well done, but I am starting to feel like it is similar to all the other Shadowhunters universe books.

I really liked Julian and Emma’s arc, but where it ended up was less satisfying. I would have liked it if they had ended up banished and taken away from their family and friends. Just because it is something new and different for the series.

The rest of the kids were amazing. There were lots of consequences from the death that occurred in the previous book and I loved that even though I was sad about it. Helen and Mark get bigger roles in this book and they get their great and holy good ending. Diana was still an interesting character, but I had hoped there had been more consequences of her actions with human medicine.

Overall I still love Cassandra’s characters, they are unique and each could carry the story, but instead, they do it together. The stories I am getting a little tired off, but I will keep an eye on them.

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