Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: Lord of Shadows

Lord of Shadows Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let me start off by saying that this is a huge book. I listened to the audio at work. So I got a solid 8-9 hours of listening and it took me 2 and a half days to finish the book. I can usually get through 1.5 books a day at work (I listen to them at 2x on the OverDrive App) So yeah it was looooong. But it was so good that it didn't bother me.

This book kind of broke my heart a little bit. The whole forbidden love thing really gets to me and I know that Clare loves adding those into her books. And it's not like I didn't know it was going to be in here but it was worse in this book. Not only was there Emma and Julian but then we had the whole weird love triangle with Mark, Cristina , and Kieran. And then there was the Ty, Livey and Kit situation. Livey and Kit kiss but then they decide they weren't meant to be like that. Ty and Kit are awesome together. Are they being set up to date or to be parabatai? I don't care but I need more of them together.

.. that veered off topic. Honestly the love triangle with Mark, Cristina and Kieran kind of overshadowed a lot of the plot for me. I love Cassandra Clare. I understand that all of her books have hard romances. but I feel like she had 3 maybe 4 maybe 5 different sets of difficult romances going on in one book and that's just too freaking many.

So because I have just spent 20 mins typing about the relationships.. I'm now over writing about this book. so quick wrap up. The book was fantastic. Like the first book I loved all the action and the actual storyline. I could do without the romances in this series so far though. The beginning of this book broke my heart, the middle made me happy and then the ending shattered my soul.

I can't believe how long I have to wait for the next on.. I almost wish I hadn't read this one yet.

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