Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare

      Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) – Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, (9781442468405), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:  Fantasy

What did you like about the book? This latest title in Cassandra Clare’s popular Shadowhunter series picks up right after the events of Lady Midnight.  Emma and the Blackthorns have managed to kill the evil warlock Malcolm Fade, but their world is still in danger. The Cold Peace is threatened as the Unseelie King has gained the power to disarm Shadowhunters, while a faction of Shadowhunters called The Clave would like to register all Downworlders, all supernatural beings. The Seelie Queen is willing to come to the Shadowhunter’s aid, but the price she asks is a huge risk.  Meanwhile, the Shadowhunters discover that warlocks don’t always stay dead.  Amidst the action there are romantic troubles brewing with the love triangle of the half fae/half shadowhunter Mark, Emma’s best friend Cristina and Kiernan, one of the Unseelie king’s sons.  Meanwhile “parabatai”, linked warriors, Emma and Julian are fighting their love for one another which is against Shadowhunter law and may unleash a deadly curse  Fans of the series will find lots to love and will be eagerly awaiting the third title in the trilogy.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Fans of Clare’s Shadowhunter’s series will enjoy this latest installment.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  YA fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?    No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:        8/10/17             

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