Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows

Book - 2017
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Emma is torn between her passion for Julian and her need to protect him from the consequences of a forbidden romantic partnership, a situation challenged by her relationship with Mark and his efforts to regain his Shadowhunter capabilities.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442468405
1442468408
9781534406179
1534406174
Characteristics: 699 pages ; 24 cm

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pink_cobra_0
Oct 12, 2017

AMAZING book, but the ending brought me to actual tears. If you are contemplating on reading this book, I would suggest waiting until the third book comes out. Otherwise, you will fall into complete and total depression like me. Great work, Cassandra Clare. Keep it up.

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danomcd
Oct 12, 2017

Very good story that grew on me as the story developed. The depth of the characters and their development throughout the series is great to watch.
My one big criticism is that several of the original "rules" from the original series seem to be conveniently changed. For example, in the original series Alex secretly was in love with Jace...some how this did not also result in an increased power to Jace's runes or a decent into madness by Alex. Actually Alex also did not appear to realize that this was forbidden...
Another big change was the heavy use of cell phones, computers and understanding of the human world that they are now pretty well versed-in in this series but previously were largely unaware of except for Simon and Claire in the other series.
Sadly I find when an author starts to change the rules to the world that they created to conveniently fit with a new story line it ruins some of the magic. She also REALLY needs to find a new storyline that doesn't focus on racial tensions and discrimination... it is getting pretty old.

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jgodden603
Aug 27, 2017

This book is the best since the Bible!

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Rozywang
Aug 15, 2017

This book will forever haunt me. The number of deaths will destroy you. This book will keep up reading until your eyes pop out of their eye sockets. Wonderful work by the amazing Cassandra Clare.

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Annely714
Jul 06, 2017

I wish I'd known about the abrupt and shocking end of Lord of Shadows before I started it: I would've waited until the final edition was available so I could roll right into it. It's going to be hard to wait!

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Violet_Manatee_10
Jul 01, 2017

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I just finished it yesterday and I'm so sad about Livvy. :( I don't think I can wait another two years for the next book!!!!!

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guacislife
Jun 15, 2017

Great Book! I thought Lady Midnight was better, but LOS was still super entertaining. Beware of the abrupt ending and the emotional rollercoaster you are about to embark on. Its gonna be hard for you to wait 2 years until Queen of Air and Darkness comes out. Julian and Emma will make you go crazy and minor characters like Kit, Ty, Livvy, Dru, and Christina have a much larger role in this book. Although their storylines took the focus away from Julian and Emma (which we always want more of), they are were crucial to the development of subplots. The romance between different characters develops, more information about the parabatai bond is revealed and interesting alliances are made. Overall, there are twists and turns left and right, but the book is very well written, totally addicting and worth a read!

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tink05
Jun 13, 2017

This was such a great book. Found myself craving more Julian & Emma. Even kind of hoping Christina, Mark & Kieran can work out some weird relationship. The ending though left my breathless. So sad. Its such a crime to have to wait for the next installment.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 09, 2017

I can't tell if I hate or love this book, but either way it's in two extremes. So reasons I adore it: elaboration of the Blackthorn family, more twists on secrets/truth/lies, and plot. We get to see so much more of the family, and I really like the new perspectives on Drusilla and Livvy. Following Emma and Julian's lines, it seems that below Malcolm's longing for the love of his life there was a lot of shadowed darkness. Is unearthing it really going to help? And the several plot twists with the Faeries just keep everything so interesting! Now, reasons I don't like this: the ending. I despise it with a passion. How dare she leave us dedicated readers with "that" as an ending? 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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mightyminnie
May 30, 2017

This book was greatness!!! Loved every minute of it. I do wish there was more Emma and Julian but the other characters development made up for it! That ending though oh my goodness :(

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