Can't Wait Wednesday

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare {Waiting on Wednesday}

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week: Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices # 2) by Cassandra Clare


Expected publication:

May 23rd, 2017

Goodreads link

What it’s about:

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

Why I am waiting for this release:

Lady Midnight completely reconfirmed my love for the Shadowhunter world. It was one of my favorite books of 2016 so I am super excited to continue the story with Lord of Shadows. I need more Emma, more Julian, more Mark, more of the entire Blackthorn family!

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?


  1. I don’t think that it the official synopsis as it is pretty short and doesn’t really give any information. And OMG LINDSEY YOU INCLUDED LORD OF SHADOWS I CANT WAIT JUST THINKING ABOUT IT I GET SO EXCITED. Also, Cassie revealed in an interview that there was an extra scene that was cut since the book was becoming so long, and in that scene Emma and Julian talk on Blackfriars bridge about how the ending of TID was unfair to Will, and about their own lives too. It would be included in some special editions and let’s hope we get those ones? again I CANNOT wait. Eeeeeek?

    1. YES OMG I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK! Lady Midnight was one of my favorite reads of this year! I just love these characters and their sass so much <3 Oh, that extra scene sounds so good! Yes, I really hope that I'll get a hand on that special edition then because I love all the Infernal Devices references they can give us! I am planning a Lady Midnight re-read because I want to go into Lord of Shadows with all the details fresh in my head :)

  2. Like THE BEST PICK. I can’t wait to dive right back into the world of the Shadowhunters, I love everything about it.. (the books, NOT the TV show) I NEED this book.

    1. I so can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters! I was thinking that maybe I had had enough of this world but then I read Lady Midnight and OMG YES GIVE ME ALL THE SHADOWHUNTER BOOKS CASSIE PLEASE! 🙂 I still watch the show, but it’s more of a guilty pleasure because it’s indeed really not good…

  3. Great pick! I better hurry and read the first one before this comes out. 😀

    1. Thanks! Oh, if you liked any of the previous shadowhunters books, I believe you’ll definitely LOVE Lady Midnight. It may become my new favorite series by her! (Though for now The Infernal Devices is still number one 😉 )

  4. I didn’t realize this book was the sequel to Lady Midnight! I hope you love this book! Great pick ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

    1. Thanks! I think that the cover is a bit weird and not fitting Lady Midnight at all so it does feel a bit like a separate book. But it is the sequel and I am so excited to dive back into this story! 🙂

  5. Oh my gosh – YES! I can’t wait for this! I love the Shadowhunter world! 🙂 Great pic!

    1. Thanks! Yes, the Shadowhunter world is amazing, I can’t get enough of it 🙂

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