I’d just like to say that I think The Dark Artifices might be up there with The Infernal Devices and I’m not even mad about it.
Missed my reviews of the first two books? Check them out:
Content warning: self-harm, suicide (of a non-main character)
Just to let you know, I’m writing this review from my grave because I am seriously dead, d-e-a-d, dead! Honestly, I spoiled part of what happened in this book by reading the first part of the synopsis of Queen of Air and Darkness and then scrolling through fanart on Instagram… So I really have no one else to blame but myself. However, I did not see the last few chapters playing out like that. How? Why? But the children!
Right. So. Are y’all ready for a coherent review? You may not get one because all I have are EMOTIONS and things.
After Queen of Air and Darkness released, I figured it was high time I read Lady Midnight so I could see what all the fuss was about. Truthfully, the Shadowhunter books have been a hit or miss with me. The Mortal Instruments isn’t my favorite; I much prefer The Infernal Devices. So to say I was going into my reading of LM with hesitation would a bit of an understatement.
I really want to look this series, and after reading the first book, I can say it looks quite promising. 🙂
Oh. My. Goodness. This book killed me.
In the best way possible. It killed me, possibly ripped my heart out, but then put it all back together again.
Ugh, why did I wait so long to read it?! Whyyyyy?!
Oh my word! I enjoyed this book far better than the first book in the series, and I’m so glad! I guess I better review it since I’ve already started listening to Clockwork Princess!
Right, I listened to this via audiobook and enjoyed it! Man, I’m really loving how audiobooks help me speed through my reading goal! 😛
Here’s the thing, I read all of The Mortal Instrument series and thought, “Hey, these are good.” I kept hearing that this series, The Infernal Devices, was a lot better, and while I thought TMI should have ended way earlier than it did, I stuck with it, and have finally been able go read this prequel series. Frankly, I am glad to dive into it. Victorian England is one of my favorite periods of history and I like the Shadowhunter world enough to keep go even further and come back to it again.
Saying that, I’m getting the vibe that this series might just be an overhyped one for me. Okay, maybe not this series since it’s a prequel and it’s a bit too early to tell, but I’m not as obsessed with this world as I am with, say, Harry Potter, or other popular YA series. I mean, I did enjoy the book but–well, let me start the actual review.
I’m very late posting this but… Time to continue on with my book haul. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. I bought all these books with coupons! Gosh, who doesn’t love coupons, when it comes to buying books? That hardly ever happens! XD
I broke my book buying ban a lot lately…but I have no regrets! ^______^ But now I gotta get serious because April is soon and the North Texas Teen Book Festival is less than a month away! 😀