Synopsis (back of the book) : Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?
A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all side.Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.
When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.
My Rating On Goodreads: 5/5
My Review : I don’t even know how to start this review if I’m being honest. This book was definitely worth the 699 pages haha. For started the parabatia bond that Jules and Emma have is getting stronger the more they fall in love. I honestly hope that in The Queen Of Air And Darkness they will end up together because they are so perfect I hated that Emma lied to Julian about her love for mark. I was very happy when she broke it off with him. Now going onto Mark Christina and Kieran. I don’t know who I want to end up being with who, it would kinda be cute if they all started dating I know there is a term for it but I’m not to sure what it is. I didn’t like Kieran at first but he is sorta growing on me now. OMG LIVVYYYY!! Poor sweet baby liv I cried so hard when I read that she died I cried for ty-ty and jules dru I cried for everyone I was so heartbroken.. I just wonder what will happen to ty now and of course Kit Herondale? I cant wait for the next book to come out hopefully soon but that’s probably not very likely since this book just came out a month ago 🙂 But in the end this book deserves praise and all the hype it can get !