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TBR Thursday #8: Lord of Shadows

Hello lovelies, it’s time for TBR Thursday, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @KimberlyFayeReads. This a a weekly meme where you highlight a book from your TBR pile that has been on your TBR for a while, or just need some feedback on that book.

I currently have a number of sequels on my TBR at the moment, some I have got recently and some that have been there for what seems forever, Lord of Shadows is one of the latter and I never seem to have time for it. I read Lady Midnight not long after it came out, and I reread it earlier this year in anticipation of continuing on but it never seemed to happen. I do plan on getting to this at some point but I know their is a bit of mixed reviews on this book and I was wondering what you guys I thought.

Title: Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifiices, #2) by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Length: 701 pages

Synopsis:

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 knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

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