REVIEW: queen of air and darkness by cassandra clare

qoaad_cover_01Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Dark Artifices #3
Release Date: December 4th, 2018
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: ★★★★★

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 disease 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’m gonna be real with you guys: when I said that I can write long essays for pleasure books? My Goodreads review of Queen and Air and Darkness is 2,500 words long and riddled with screaming, cursing, and keysmashing. This is my attempt to condense that into a proper review for a blog now that it’s been a month and I’ve stopped jolting awake from yearning for The Wicked Powers. TL;DR: I loved this book; it rings so true to me and there was so much going on, all of which was completely necessary and made Queen of Air and Darkness so much more powerful.

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