Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: December 4th 2018
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover and Audiobook
Pages: 912
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

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.

        If you have not read Lady Midnight (review here) or Lord of Shadows (review here) you need to get on that ASAP! Cassandra Clare's books trap me like no author ever could and this series is no different. So start reading her books in order of publication so you're not spoiled and go have a grand ole time and thank me later.
        This book was INSANE! So much happened. There were so many emotions. I took so many notes because things just kept happening and happening. This definitely felt like the City of Glass of the series. Like you know there is more to come and shit about to go down! I loved every bit of this book, but it did not tie up all the loose ends my heart wanted. That is all I really have to say about this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars for making my cold dark heart feel something.

If you have not read Queen of Air and Darkness please do not read any further! There are spoilers below!

          Okay so the book starts and I am already fucking crying. Robert is dead, Livvy is dead. Horace is Inquisitor. Life is shit. But then we get this really steamy scene with Emma and Julian. This shower scene was so sexy yet so sad. It was a moment where we got to see how Emma and Julian's experiences matured them. Emma was literally washing his sister's blood off of his body. And then Julian goes to a sick Magnus and asks for some kind of reverse love spell so that he doesn't have emotions so he doesn't love Emma. But that also means he doesn't have emotions around the rest of his family. And that's why Ty can sneak around and try to raise his sister from the dead. Julian really pissed me off for the majority of this book because he lost the one quality that made me like him so much and that was the unconditional love for his family.
       Let's talk about Mark, Christina and Kieran. The whole situation fascinates me and yet it also confuses me because I can't picture their movements without it being awkward. Also having two boyfriends sounds great at first, but also sounds like a lot of work. I am happy they found a way to be together in the end. Can I just bring up how fucking diverse the LA Institute is. We have a lesbian, a bisexual, a trans-woman, a dead sister, a child on the autism spectrum and an over weight child. This household represents some sort of struggle that everyone has gone through.
        CAN WE TALK ABOUT ASH! I knew there was a Sebastian demon baby out there and I knew he would be a fucking problem. And how attached he is to Jace is insane. The whole Thule section of this book had me shaking and crying the entire time. The story of Thule Magnus and Alec and then the story of Clary. It was amazing to see Livvy again and her being this bad ass that is leading this rebel alliance. She truly inspired Julian when he went back to his world to contact all these institutes and Downworlders to go against the Cohort. The best thing that came from Thule was that we found out that the water from Lake Lyn can help heal the warlocks and honestly thank fucking god. CAUSE IF WE LOST MAGNUS THAT WOULD BE THE END FOR ME. Ash, Ty, Kit and Dru are going to play a huge role in Cassandra Clare's next series The Wicked Powers which we probably won't see for a very long time and I'm lowkey upset because I just want to know what happens to my favorite people. 
        My notes for the battle scene were just all my confused thoughts. okay Emma stealing Cortana back like it was Thor's fucking hammer was so bad ass. I was waiting the whole book for her to get that sword back. But then when fucking Zara stabbed Emma in the back I was like no way Emma is gonna die like that. And then I was like EMMA IS GONNA FUCKING DIE LIKE THAT. But her and Julian were like SIKE! Now we are angel giants and we are gonna murder everyone. AND WHEN EMMA TOSSED JACE TO THE SIDE I WAS LIKE NO WAY IS SHE KILLING MY BABY. I didn't realize how much I missed Jace for all these years. It makes me want to reread The Mortal Instruments all over again. Anyways when Tavvy went "Julian carry me! I wanna go home!" I nearly melted. But I also do not get how there were not more consequences for Emma and Julian for becoming and destroying and killing shadowhunters. I feel like there is more to it and maybe we will see that in the next series.
        And then this fucking meeting. When Jace nominated Alec for Consul my heart melted. And Zara's bitchy line, “He’s a filthy pervert. Jace should stand for Consul instead.” and then Jace goes “I am also a filthy pervert,” said Jace, “or at least I aspire to be. You have no idea what I get up to in my spare time. Just last week I asked Clary to buy me a—” I about lost my damn mind! I MISS JACE. Alec is out Beto its fine. Also side note Alec in my head will always look like Kevin Zegers, not Matthew Daddario. Sorry about it. But then fucking Zara and her dumb friends all are about to slit their throats and I am just sitting here like do it bitch. I am so ready for you to just fucking die. But no everyone just decides to follow Alec and leave which is fine cause fuck that old ass city where Downworlders can't even be.
        Tessa being pregnant and Kit going to live with her and Jem made me so happy.
        The one line that made me cry harder than anything: "And when one day people look back on me and what my life meant, I don't want them to say 'Alec Lightwood fought in the dark war' or even 'Alec Lightwood was Consul once.' I want them to think, 'Alec Lightwood loved one man so much he changed the world for him.'" I STARTED CRYING LIKE A BABY! Jemma and Clace could never. They don't even have the range. What a perfect way to end this series!

What was you favorite part of this book? Let me know in the comments down below!
Thanks Hons,
Lee Chand


  1. That Alec line made me cry too! I cannot wait to see what happens next

  2. I cannot wait until 2022 to read the wicked powers. cassie needs to do something about this ASAP


  4. also i cried like a baby throughout this whole book. sorry not sorry

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