In a Kingdom by the Sea


5/5


I tried. I tried so hard to make this book last and I think I did a pretty good job this second go around, but oh my gosh.
Cassandra Clare. I adore you and despise you all at once. You are a phenomenal writer who really, really, really knows how to fuck up your readers and mess with their hearts and their emotions. 


The characters in this book were absolutely amazing! Seriously, getting to really meet the Blackthorns and Emma, getting to know all the siblings and seeing the way they interact together, how Emma fits in, Christina and Perfect Diego, Diana, Malcolm Fade, Johnny and Kit Rook, and all the other characters in this book just made it so much better. I would love to be a part of the Blackthorn family, those kids are all so incredible in their own ways. I love the way they differ, their little quirks and their obscure interests. Emma was absolutely incredible- I love seeing a good, kick-ass heroine who, for once, is so beyond sure of herself and her skills and doesn’t let people talk down to her for being female. She’s amazing and I love the friendship between her and Christina. 


Then there’s the whole Emma and Julian thing. Ugh my babies, I feel so bad for them and my heart really does go out to them and all their suffering. This book was killer to get through at some points because all you want is for them to be happy together. 


This entire book really did fly by so quickly looking back. Everything progressed at a good pace, and nothing was dragged out too long. 
That ending though… with this reread I’m dying to read Lord of Shadows even more!


((Side note- for those who read the little bonus story at the end, WHAT WAS THAT LAST BIT ABOUT?!?!)


-Lauren

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 Currently Reading: Flashfall 

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