I personally quite enjoyed this portion of the book. It really surprised me, because I wasn’t sure what to expect. What happened to the characters in this alternate world was absolutely heartbreaking. Don’t even get me started on Magnus and Alec! And the Blackthorns…Damn! When Thule Livvy was telling Emma and Jules what happened to the Blackthorn family, it was heartbreaking.
Emma and Jules
Honestly, Emma and Jules are not my favorite characters, and this relationship did frustrate me throughout this series. However, I could tolerate them the most during this book. It was sad to see Julian without his emotions and how he treated the people around him. I knew it was going to be bad because he’s already a character that will do anything to protect the people he cares about. Now without any emotions, it will end up being 10xs worse. He could go around killing everyone!
Mark, Kieran and Cristina
I don’t know about anyone else, but this one was and is my freakin SHIP! I love these threes so much and I really didn’t expect to. When we were first introduced to Mark I loved him, and I still do. Same thing for Cristina! I love her so much, and throughout this entire series, my thought was NO ONE better hurt Cristina. I didn’t care about Kieran in Lady Midnight. He did things that were NOT okay, and even though he did try to help at the end, it didn’t make up for it. However, slowly we start to see more of him and the reason he did things, and how much he truly cares for Mark, and I started to like him. By the end of Queen of Air and Darkness, I absolutely adored Kieran. And I love these three together soooo much! As Emma said “hot faerie threesome” and I’m all for it!
Ty and Kit
This plot line followed Ty as he tried to bring Livvy back from the dead. It surprised me that no one noticed what he was doing…but at the same time, with everything going on, it does make sense. Kit, who didn’t want to do this, but also didn’t want to let Ty down, reluctantly went along with it. I really wish Kit would’ve just said no from the beginning. I understand why he didn’t, but still. I honestly think it was a good idea for these guys to going their own way for now…and I mean just for now. We don’t want that forever(NOPE NOT FOREVER!) Kit wants to be liked and have a real family so honestly he would probably gone along with anything. Ty is so use to having someone(his family) with him, I think it’s good for him to go to the Scholomance. Secretly(not so secretly) I absolutely LOVE Kit going to live with Jem and Tessa! I love it so much!
Helen and Aline
It was so nice to see these two FINALLY back with the family. And it made sense how it all worked. She wasn’t just welcomed back into the family by the younger siblings. They were so young when she was exiled, they obviously would feel the way they did about others. Plus they just lost Livvy. TO me, it made sense. Still, Helen tried so hard to work on gaining the relationship back with them, and I liked seeing it.
The Cohort is some bullshit. This damn whatever you want to call it…I see it as a damn cult…well I HATE THEM! As I assume we all do. And the entire time I was reading this book, I kept picture Horace Dearborn as a former president that we have(if you know, you know). I honestly didn’t expect for them to all get exiled. It’s going to make for a really interesting story line going into The Wicked Powers(which I’m soooo excited for)
I honestly don’t know what to expect from this character. At this moment in time, I’m kind of indifferent towards him. I feel like we don’t know enough about him yet for me to love him or hate him. I need to know him more. But I’m curious how will this character play out. But the fact that he’s Sebastian Morgenstern’s son…HOLY FUCK!
I feel like Dru did have more in this story than in the other stories, but we still didn’t get much. Which is fine since I heard she will be a main character in The Wicked Powers. I really like Dru and I can’t wait to see her story. I felt bad for her because every time we saw her, she was pretty much alone. Also everyone kept calling her fat because she’s curvy and for her to not eat so much. I swear it was pissing me off every time I read it, and I wanted to punch everyone one in the face. She’s fucking 13 dammit.
Some people felt like we saw too much of the TMI characters in this book, but I completely disagree. I loved seeing them every time, and it made sense why they were there. They definitely added to the story, and were not just thrown in.
OMG YESSSS! I LOVED THIS SO MUCH! YES YES YES YES YES!!!! I loved this so much and I couldn’t be happier with how it ended. Just to see where Alec started way back in City of Bones, to him at the end of Queen of Air and Darkness! It’s so beautiful!
I’m so curious about this family and the relationship that they have with the fae. They have a lot of faerie heirlooms, but they had to hand them over to the Clave when the Cold Peace was in place. They hid some heirlooms from them, but I’m curious about it. Maybe we will find out more in The Wicked Powers?
Alec Lightwood the new Consul! YESSS! I’m so happy for him. It’ll be nice to see how he leads.
Clave in Exile. I really didn’t see that coming, and I’m so curious how it’ll turn out. Especially now that they basically have to rebuild everything.
Please tell me how this entire 912 page book, and with that 5 page epilogue, it ends on a HUGE ASS CLIFFHANGER!?!?!?! WHAT??? Seriously, in just 5 pages?
I’m probably missing so much more, because this was a huge ass book and A LOT happened. What did you guys think of this book? What was your favorite part?What about your least favorite part?Who’s your favoritecharacter(s)? I would love to know!
Jessi’s new song What Type of X is out and I’m obsessed! I became a fan of Jessi last year have been loving her songs. I thought it would be hard to top NUNU NANA, but I think she did it! CHECK THE VIDEO OUT and get ready to become obsessed!
I’m taking a short, but necessary break from reading. I kind of burnt myself out in February. So I decided to watch a couple of shows.
I don’t watch many C-Dramas, but I’ve heard such good things about this particular drama so I decided to FINALLY check it out. When I’m writing this(I’m not sure if I will post this today or days from now), I’m currently about 30 episodes into this drama and I’m loving it so much! I can’t believe it it has taken me this long to watch this! This drama is my priority for the upcoming days!
The Walking Dead
This is one of my favorite shows and it came back last week so I have to watch the most recent episode. I’m excited to see the characters again, and see what happens.
Superman & Lois
This is one that I haven’t started yet, but it premiered at the end of February and I’m excited to start watching this show. I don’t watch many superhero shows anymore. I use to watch them all, but kind of fell off of it. But I’m excited to check out this show!
I really just wanted to post this because I FINALLY FINISHEDQueen of Air and Darkness! Which means I finally finished The Dark Artifices! YESSS!!! It’s been a long time coming. I’m just happy that I finished this series, which I do enjoy! The books are just sooooo long(which put me off), but so good!
I still got to read a few more books to catch up. I’m just really happy with how much I’ve been able to read this month, and that I was able to complete my goal of finishing The Dark Artifices this month!
This month I’ve been catching up on Cassandra Clare’s books. I’ve been reading her stories for a very, very long time and I always enjoy them. She puts so many books out that it’s hard to keep up, and to no ones surprise, I fell behind.
I recently finished Lord of Shadows. I don’t know if I will review it, or just do a post with all my thoughts which will probably turn out to be a very rambling post because that book was huge and so much happened!
Ghosts of the Shadow Market and Queen of Air and Darkness
At the moment I’m reading Ghosts of the Shadow Market, her bind up stories. The bind up contains ten stories, however, I’ve been told to only read the first eight stories and then read Queen of Air and Darkness, and then go back and finish the last two stories in the bind up because they’re big spoilers for QoAaD. So that’s my plan. I always read her stories in publication order so that’s why I plan to read it this way.
After I finish both of those books, I have to read The Red Scrolls of Magic, Chain of Gold, and finally The Lost Book of the White before I’m all caught up with her Shadowhunter books. As I said before, I LOVE her Shadowhunter stories, and the world that she has created. She has built on this world so much, and I’m so invested in this world and her characters, but damn she writes so many books and so quickly. It’s hard to keep up.
Journaling for me is something that I’ve always enjoyed doing. It’s the time where I can listen to music and have fun writing about things I have to do, my feelings, or just random pages.
Do I Journal Everyday?
No. And it’s that simple. I don’t journal everyday because I don’t always have things to talk about or pages that I want to do. I don’t think that you have to journal everyday. They’re times when I journal everyday, or every other day and so on. I also have times when I don’t journal for weeks or even months. It happens and it’s okay.
Do I Separate My Journals?
No. I’ve watched videos where people are using three or four journals at the same time for different reasons, and it works for them. However, that does not work for me. People have journals for their to do lists, life, reading, work, dreams, tv shows/movies, music, etc. And while it works for them, it honestly stresses me to have that many journals at once.
I use one journal for everything. And I mean everything. If I have to make a to do list, blog post ideas, random thoughts, feelings, tv shows/movies that I watched, books I read, music, my dreams, or just random spreads that I feel like doing, it all goes in one journal. For me it’s easier to keep everything in one journal.
Do You Journal?
I would love to know if you guys journal. Do you have multiple journals to separate work, life and so on? Or do you keep everything in one journal? What’s your favorite thing to journal about? Books? TV Shows/Movies? Music? Life in general?
When I first heard about Shadow and Bone being adapted into a Netflix show, honestly I really didn’t have a reaction. I was happy for the people who are fans of this series(it’s always exciting, and nerve wracking, to see a story you love being brought to life), but I have NOT read the books, so I couldn’t share in that excitement.
Shadow and Bone Adaptation
I recently watched the Announcement teaser, and I don’t know why, but it intrigued me. The teaser didn’t even show anything, but somehow it got me intrigued. Recently they released some photos from the show, and I saw so many people sharing in the excitement it have me FOMO. I have to admit, it makes me want to join in on the excitement. Also I’m just getting more and more interested in this story. So I think it’s time for me to start this series.
Have you guys read this series? Are you excited for the show?
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Oh my God this book! What can I say? I can honestly say I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this book. It’s the most heartwarming, sweetest book.
Hearstopper deals with friendship, romance, acceptance, coming out, and more. This story follows the relationship between Nick and Charlie.(I’ve heard these characters are mentioned in other books by Alice Oseman, but this was my first read of hers.) We follow the meeting, friendship, and growing feelings between the two of them.
You will end up flying through this story. Not just because it is a comic/graphic novel, but because you will be so invested in this story and these characters.
Also how can I not mention NELLIE! Oh my God, NELLIE!(Nicks dog) She’s the absolute best! We love her!
I also want to add that Alice Osemans book deal with serious issues, and I found a list of the trigger warnings on her website. So I would like to list them here for any of you who are intesrested in checking this story out. These are taken from her website! https://www.aliceoseman.com/content-warnings