Lord of Shadows – Clare, Cassandra

5*

 

read on may 30, 2017

“Sometimes the most ruthless heart speaks the most truth”

i gave up on rereading for now because i ain’t wanna cry but for now.

cassandra clare, you have ripped my heart into shreds. again. i have no feeling whatsoever and my life is ruined and i can’t BREATHE. even reminisencing (i can’t spell) what happened makes me bawl. i can’t GUYS.

also spoiler alert from here and on

i want to rip out zara dearborn’s sorry heart and twist it up until she dies because that girl insulted my malec nerves and she’s going down i say. just because i mean she’s a good antihero (calling clary a ginger bitch is not acceptable because i should do that in cob but clary’s good for now) but she’s insulting and i don’t like her at all dude.

“Because he’s three thousand times the human being you’ll ever be,’ said Alec. ‘Now get out of here before I risk his life by waking him up so he can turn you into a garbage fire. Something that would match your personality.’
‘Oh!’, said Zara. ‘So rude!”

BURN.

also we got four scenes with TMI characters which i was thoroughly overjoyed about. oh AND A TID one of jessamine as a ghost when my favs went to the london institute which i thought was amazing. i loved how the main characters went from so many diverse locations to another, faerieland, idris, cornwall, london, etc. and when [i forgot who] mentioned james herondale’s name being scrolled in a book i SCREAMED. and BOOKMARKED IT. because laST HOURS mentions make me scream.

and out of all the characters in the dark artifices, cameo or not, mentioned or main, i have to say, ty is honestly my favorite. it’s not everyday that you read about a caring, badass, complex, complicated, autistic character written so beautifully. honestly, now whatever kit becomes to ty, rather friend or lover (wink wink). and everyone’s so amazing and i honestly love almost every one of these protagonists.

arthur’s sacrifice to save the blackthorns in los angeles is just really overlooked as well. although in lady midnight, we mostly know him as the do-nothing crazy uncle of julian and the kids, i just felt like he died doing what he thought was right for his family and that he wanted to protect them from malcolm a second time and that really was what got me to tears.

annabel- oh poor her- her experiences made her feel weird and not trust anyone. and that i totally understand. i mean- she was tortured by her own kind. and that really made me upset that annabel was changed in her personality because of this. but i still don’t forgive her.

i love that we got new perspectives not just on emma and julian and mark and cristina but also ty, livvy, kit, and especially diana, who now has a story. and i love that cassie gave diana such a unique background story. it’s not every day you have a transgender character who was so open to someone like gwyn, or even the fact diana was talking to a faerie about this. it just shows how far writing has gone, that we have special transgender and POCs in these universes of such complex things.

there was so much character development, especially for the core four (mark,jules,emma,cristina) and that just makes total sense after everything that happened to malcolm and the blackthorns and how each character really pushed through it and it changed them, which i was glad to see.

other random bits i liked:
-kieran’s growing on me guys
-aline shoving her words how zara’s sorry throat
-aline!!!
-stuff i don’t remember!
-marisol (tfsa) mentions!
-more stuff!

my expectations pre-read:

-maturerer characters! ✓
-diverse perspectives! ✓
-more love octagons! ✓
-kitty! ✓
-the younger blackthorns! ✓
-helen/mark reunion! ✓
~yes! we got a mark helen reunion and that made me so happy to see those two together. keep in mind that ever since mark came back, he hadn’t seen helen at all, and those two made my heart melt
-more tmi characters! ✓
-clary/jace proposal decision! ✓
~clary said no, but only to protect jace so that’s a-okay
-my fav downworlders! ✓
~i also love how magnus brought up that dream from a long time ago about blood streets and stuff. that was good!
-more jem and tessa! ✓
~they didn’t appear, but were mentioned so good
-centurions! ✓
~not in the best form i wished they appeared, but they did appear
-mark/julian/emma/kieran/cristina/diego hexagon + kitty minding their own business! ✓
-livvy has a love interest! bc girl needs happiness! ✓
~livvy did kiss kit for some reason so that’s check
-dru gets happiness! ✓
~jaime, diego’s brother appeared! and dru helped him! and she had met some little boy. theory; seelie queen’s and sebby’s son?
-tavvy is adorable! ✓
~mhm
-kitty again! ✓
-kitty! ✓

THE SAD PART- THE DEATHS AND A BREAKDOWN

arthur blackthorn– read above
jon cartwright– for those of you who haven’t read tales from the shadowhunter academy, jon cartwright was a student there when simon was there. he was an obnoxious little fellow but he and marisol garza got close and he was on my good side. in fact, he was one of the only characters that were centurions i liked! and he died! i wanna kill malcolm for the third time because jon really didn’t deserve it.
zara dearborn – she didn’t die. sadly
robert lightwood– robert really was turning his life around. in a sense. he got closer to his estranged family and he didn’t deserve what he got. i really don’t think he did.
cough. livia *sobbing* adair blackthorn– i’m not lying livvy’s actually dead. which is horrible!! i can’t live with her dead and omg i can’t i can’t i can’t help help help help help help help.
i’m really hoping she’s the ‘queen of air and darkness but she probably isn’t but ohmygod resurrect her please. and conspiracy theory number two; livvy said that she and ty were going to be parabatai. what if they secretly did? i mean when livvy died and ty couldn’t see her he still fainted and collapsed. so how would he know she was dead? hmmmmm

THE MAYBE DEADS- ty? we don’t know what happened.
magnus and tessa? they’re sick and tessa and jem are searching for a cure but they’re sick.
idk? idk?

i can’t wait until 2019 guys. that’s like 3243985239057394075340754093 years away!!!! help!!!!!

may 24, 2017 edit
gUYS I GOT MY COPY. THIS IS NOT A DRILL NOT A DRILL

pre-read rants thoughts
WELL OKAY
I NEED. Lord of Shadows IS MY LIFE
COME ON
I’m such a fangirl I may or may not have pre-ordered this five months ahead
giggles like a manic

WHAT I EXPECT
KIT AND TY KIT AND TY RIGHT NOW
2) KIT AND TY
3) KIT AND TY

i may or may not be a major minor Kit and Ty shipper I don’t know what’s wrong with me

thoughts on may 23, 2017 when your stu-peed amazon package will arrive two days late

i can not wait two freaking more days. i NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. I WILL BRIBE YOU AMAZON. JUST BRING IT EARLY PLEASE.

-more expectations
-maturerer characters!
-diverse perspectives!
-more love octagons!
-kitty!
-the younger blackthorns!
-helen/mark reunion!
-more tmi characters!
-clary/jace proposal decision!
-my fav downworlders!
-more jem and tessa!
-centurions!
-mark/julian/emma/kieran/cristina/diego hexagon + kitty minding their own business!
-livvy has a love interest! bc girl needs happiness!
-dru gets happiness!
-tavvy is adorable!
-kitty again!
-kitty!

 

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