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Queen of Air and Darkness
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clares Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel. What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
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SquidgetsRoom
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Another new book started during my overnight “excursion” 📚🎶 So, although the rest of the night was effectively a waste of time...I finally started this lol 😭😴. Now to mess up the rest of my day, I‘m off to bed & I hope this doesn‘t completely flip my schedule upside down.

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sammisho
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This is probably my least favorite of Clare's shadowhunter novels thus far. It was an 900 page book, and was 300 pages too long. Despite that, I love this world and it is fun to see favorite characters. This book also set things up for another shadowhunter series which is always exciting!
#pop19

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sammisho
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Magnus Bane winking at me is on my fictional bucket list. *swoon* 😍

What's on yours?

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sammisho
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Happy Monday!

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sammisho
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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The artwork in this book is 😍😍😍😍

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sammisho
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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After working a full shift and then going to a golf tournament, I really wanted a #bookandbath to unwind. But my book is too big for bath time reading, so I am settling for #bookandcorndogandfacemask.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I kind of want #bookandcorndog to be a trending topic... 1mo
sammisho @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I eat corn dogs was more than a normal adult woman should so I can totally make #bookandcorndog a thing 1mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @sammisho I'm seriously considering a run to the grocery store tomorrow to get vegetarian corn dogs so I can help! I seriously love the way #bookandcorndog rolls off the tongue. 1mo
Bklover @sammisho @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ok, I‘m joining this club! Tomorrow I‘m off to MotoMart for a 75 cent corn dog. Or two. 1mo
sammisho @Bklover Yaaaas! Let's start a #bookandcorndog revolution! 1mo
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the.literary.omnivore
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Finally starting the most recent addition to TDA after being out of the country for so long. I only just started Lady Midnight last week and haven‘t been able to put this series down. Excited to see what happens!

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cariashley
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Mehso-so

I‘ll keep reading Clare‘s books because they‘re generally enjoyable with decent characters, but I do think this trilogy was her weakest. And this final book was SO LONG. A couple hundred pages easily could have been edited out. I get that there were whole plot threads in service to a storyline for a future book, but I‘m going to entirely forget these before the next one comes out. 😒

mdemanatee This whole trilogy was under-edited. I am fairly sure the publisher is not editing her the way they should be anymore in a way that is doing her a disservice. 3mo
cariashley @mdemanatee you‘re so right!! 3mo
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alisonrose
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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So, this is exciting & fun for the most part, some of the scenes really did grip me, either the thrill of battle or shock at someone‘s actions or death. And the writing here is def stronger than other CC series. But. TOO DAMN LONG. I don‘t mind a long book but this did not need to be nearly 900 pages. A lot could‘ve been cut w/o hurting the plot. And a lot felt repetitious. But she‘s gonna do what she wants b/c she knows she‘s got us, LOL. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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Agreed on both points!

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BooknerdsLife
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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#MayScavengerHunt
✅With more than 300 pages (this one has 800+ pages, so definitely over 😆)
✅With a non human characters (yup faeries & demon)
✅With a shiny cover (sorry about the bad photo but it's really very shiny😁)
✅Is part of a series (this is book 3 but also book 14 of the whole #Shadowhunters series)
✅Has a blue cover
✅Where a character dies {spoilers}

P.S. I've posted what I thought about this book few posts back if you're interested 😊

Mccall0113 I have been wanting to read a long book for a while 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Mccall0113 Haha You Must try this series then 🤗 I enjoy Big books too, even tho you might risk breaking your wrist reading them 😆🙌🏼📚 So worth it ! 😁 3mo
TheReadingMermaid WOW!!!! 😲 You go girl! Way to check them off!!!!! 3mo
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid hahaaa Thank you! 🤣 3mo
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alisonrose
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LOLOL

sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 3mo
RamsFan1963 Hey!! I work for the mighty wizard OfficeMax, and his weaker brother OfficeDepot, and he doesn't like the mockery of his awesome abilities to copy!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
alisonrose @RamsFan1963 😆😆😆 3mo
bewareofwords This line totally cracked me up. 😂 3mo
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alisonrose
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

“The world can change so quickly,“ Jia said. “One day the future seems hopeful, and the next day clouds of hate and bigotry have gathered as if blown in from some as yet unimagined see.“

[#November2016thoughts]

alisonrose (Of course, hate and bigotry have always been here. Just not exactly screamed from the highest seat in the land.) 3mo
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alisonrose
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“What hurts more,” Magnus asked, “the love or the hate?”

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alisonrose
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Taking advantage of the 3-day weekend by finally diving into this massive fucking tome. Look at the size of it from the side!! Feel like I‘m gonna be exhausted just from holding it 😬

bewareofwords It‘s true, this is a long book! Fortunately the pages pass quickly. :) 3mo
alisonrose @bewareofwords Definitely! 3mo
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bewareofwords
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I finally finished this trilogy! I don‘t know if it‘s because I‘m a little older now or because The Mortal Instruments is really better, but I preferred TMI to this series. However, I still loved the characters, the witty banter, and the way that everything always comes together beautifully in the end.
#bookishbingo for Queen of Air and Darkness: Paranormal

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bewareofwords
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1. Tagged, The Hangman‘s Daughter, The Cross Gardener, Cinder
2. Left to Tell
3. Watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs last night. 😂

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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BooknerdsLife
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Yay! Finished this 800+ pages whithout breaking my wrist! The last book of this series. Love Cassandra Clare's #Shadowhunters World building and the characters she created. #TDA has most diverse characters than others, but sad to say, I'm a little disappointed with the overall plot & this one is probably the weakest final book compare to her other series. Nonetheless, can't wait to dive into her next one 🙌🏼 4/5 read.
#LGBTQ #YA #Fantasy

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bewareofwords
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Started off the #bookfitnesschallenge with a super fun weekend full of hiking! We went to Arches National Park in Moab, and ended up hiking over 8 miles on Friday and Saturday. I think it‘ll be a light recovery workout today. To make it the perfect trip, our little cabin had a cozy balcony with gorgeous views—the ideal reading spot! #bfc

TheSpineView Well done! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Plus Arches is a fantastic park. 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 3mo
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Clwojick This looks amazing! 💜 3mo
LapReader Very cute. Good luck in the challenge. 3mo
Caterina Oohhh amazing!! What a special weekend! Take it easy today. 😊 3mo
BarbaraJean Wow—sounds like so much fun! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Sounds wonderful! I went to Zion Nat'l Park a few years ago, but didn't make it over to the side of the state to visit Arches. Someday! 3mo
bewareofwords @4thhouseontheleft Oooh I love Zion! It‘s beautiful. Arches is also definitely worth a visit, whenever you get the chance. :) 3mo
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EmilieGR
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
Mehso-so

My least favorite of all her books- she got stuck into a corner with this book and created quick, easy, nonsensical solutions- I‘m disappointed in this installment

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BooknerdsLife Beautiful 💙 3mo
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catie_a_n
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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This book was everything I hoped it would be!!! At 912 pages, it took me a whole semester to read it, but it was so worth it. The Shadowhunters books are my favorite series ever. I‘ve been reading them on and off (as they‘re released) since I was in about 7th grade.

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JeansBookshelf
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Pickpick

Finished in 8 days. Took 16 hours to read. So good though.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BooknerdsLife Love the shadowhunters world! 3mo
JeansBookshelf @BooknerdsLife Me too. Going back to it brought me out of a reading slump I was in. 3mo
BooknerdsLife @JeanMartin_82 Yay! So happy for you 🤗💖 I can't wait for her next book!!! 3mo
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JeansBookshelf

Me: *shows brother that I have 200 pages left in my 800+ book*
Brother: *tries to take bookmark so I lose my place*
Me: "Nice try but I'd still find my page again, i have it marked down on my Bookly app."
Brother: "Dang it!"

Oh, siblings ?

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FireproofBunny
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#friyayintro
@howjessreads
1. ✅
2. Sleeping
3. Yes
4. Sevin: means rejoice
5. ✅ ✅

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FireproofBunny
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

As we all have a infinite capacity to make mistakes we all have a infinite capacity for forgiveness

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FireproofBunny
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Some monsters are human

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FireproofBunny
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Terrors of the night are grim indeed

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JeansBookshelf
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345 pages to go 😬

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cewilf
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I definitely loved this, but I definitely have a lot of questions that need answering 🧐 looking forward to reading some more Shadowhunter books in the coming months, but I might take a break now. I still have TMI 4-6 and the story collections...but those feel like summer reads 😎

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JeansBookshelf
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I should be halfway through this by tomorrow. Biggest book I've read in a while. 😬

#BooklyApp

cewilf Literally just finished!! It‘s so good 😍 stressful, but good haha 4mo
JeansBookshelf @cewilf Yes, stressful a bit 😂 sad in the beginning though. ☹️ 4mo
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cewilf
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Saving the remaining ~2 hours for tomorrow! I had read some mixed reviews about this one, but I have no real issue with it so far. Even though I know the general ending, I actually haven‘t looked up the details of the plot, so I‘m excited to see what happens!! 😁

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Jovy
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This was a chunkster of a read! I am happy with how it all turned out, except for one that Clare probably has a future plan for 😄. The Infernal Devices is still my favorite series, but this might be a close second. I think Julian is perfect. ❤️

#LitsyAtoZ letter Q
#MMDChallenge Three Books by Same Author 3

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cewilf
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Very glad I bought this before finishing Lord of Shadows. Books should not be allowed to end like that 🙃

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JeansBookshelf
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The one thing I've been looking forward to all day: getting home and putting on sweatpants 😂

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Shibbyfruitfly
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March was another slow month of reading for me. I only finished 4 books and one was on the night of the 31st. Here‘s to hoping I have more motivation to read in April. #readingrecap #marchreads #booknerd

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 Now that Amazon US no longer ships to Australia,getting my hands on the American editions has been very much hampered. Luckily our fearless #Litmail leader @Robothugs graciously offered her address before sending it on. Litsy has given me so many things to be thankful for, most especially the littens that have become friends. Thank you Jen, for being the amazing human you are👏👏👏Oh, the book is the 3rd in the Dark Artifices series!

Robothugs Aww thanks for that ☺️ and right back at you! 5mo
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wanderlustywriter
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
Mehso-so

EH.
I may be done with these books. This was 900 pages long—and could have been done (and done better!) in 300. The first 350 pages were boring conversations—THEN there was some awesome and it got real good!—then the last 300 pages were more boring conversations. WAY too many POV characters, not enough tension, so much irrelevant detail. I wish someone would start editing these books again. 4/10 ⭐️

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wanderlustywriter
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Page 756: OH SHIT didn‘t see that coming! 😱

Edit: Oh. Cop-out 😐

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UnabridgedPod
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Great conclusion to this trilogy. Clare is SUCH a great storyteller, and while I wouldn't call this a flawless novel, it's compelling and moving and thought-provoking. She definitely is offering commentary here on our current political situation, on tolerance, on identity, and I appreciate SO much her willingness to take on big issues through her fantasy realm. Can't wait for the next series! (She's got two more coming out this year!)

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Shibbyfruitfly
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When you get to the happy ending in your audiobook and realize you still have 2 hours left. #bitingmynails #ifistopherenothingbadcanhappen #booknerdproblems

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amsu311
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After not reading for almost 1 month, I am back again... I've been a fan of The Mortal Instruments series since it first came out...And next, The Infernal Devices...Now, the third book in The Dark Artifices Series...I love all the books...I actually hoped this book will be the last, but, it seems there might be another since a few characters did not have an ending...

#Goodreads2019ReadingChallenge

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wanderlustywriter
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Page: 499: Ok HERE is the book I wanted! SO GOOD

This story should have started around page 350. So much unnecessary slog in the beginning, why?!

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wanderlustywriter
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Circa page 400, this book is finally picking up!

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wanderlustywriter
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A wizard of great power called OfficeMax 😂

kelsyreads22 That line was hilarious!! 5mo
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kelsyreads22
Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Gonna be finishing this massive thing tomorrow and I'm so excited to see how things end. It's taking me way too long to read this!

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wanderlustywriter
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Bit of a slow start but then yes, here we go, the faerie threesome I never knew I needed 😍

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jerra
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I‘ve got the flu, folks. The medicine was back ordered, but I‘m on it now. Between the flu and college, I‘m STILL reading this book. I hope to have it done by the time the elder scrolls come out. I‘ve been watching the show to keep me in the mood to read.

But I‘ve also been writing!! I‘ve written two books in my life, but I don‘t plan to do anything with them. Fun outlet though!!

Crinoline_Laphroaig I was wondering if you ever finished it. How'd you like this week's episode of show? 6mo
jerra @Crinoline_Laphroaig I liked it. The whole Simon and the mark // Magnus losing his powers being separated irks me, but I‘m sure they have something big for Magnus coming up. How did you? 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @jerra I enjoyed it. Glad we got Clary back this episode. Was afraid they would drag it out. Liked the Sizzy. For the most part I like series. I can enjoy it on it's own. My pet peeve is the whole turning Izzy into a drug addict. Book Izzy maybe a little naive at first but for the most part is a strong smart female. As for Malec; Loved how Alec is all "when I'm 90." Just flatout knows that they still be together. 5mo
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jerra @Crinoline_Laphroaig I like the show on its own as well. I‘m not necessarily a huge fan of exact replicas and I‘ve never been. I didn‘t enjoy that Izzy line and I‘m not liking Sizzy starting out on that food either. One of my favourite things about this show is that they are fixing things that weren‘t so great in the books, but her storyline wasn‘t one of them. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @jerra Like fixing that whole how did Alec not notice when Jace died thing in the book. I really liked that fix. 5mo
jerra @Crinoline_Laphroaig Alec though! Alec didn‘t become a character I liked until he started treating Magnus and everyone else right, TV Alec had me from that moment he rescheduled getting a drink instead of flat out denying Magnus for being a man and downworlder! 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @jerra Alas I could talk books all day, but must cook dinner. 😏 5mo
jerra @Crinoline_Laphroaig that was amazing! But CC never really gave that bond much worth. Odd because Jem/Will that bond was all the rage. But Alec was a background character until she realised the money in Malec. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @jerra Absolutely! TV Alec not being so unreasonably jealous as Book Alec. Ok I must go cook now. 5mo
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wanderlustywriter
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All stories instantly get better when Jem shows up. I love him so 😍

That-Bookish-Hiker I love Jem! 6mo
RosaS That‘s so true! 6mo
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kelsyreads22
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Every time I try and read this happens. ❤