I have recently started reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. This is the second book of Clare’s Dark Artifices series. The story picks up with Emma Carstairs and the Blackthorns dealing with the aftermath of the first book’s events. I really enjoy this series because Clare does a very nice job of continuing the story with a nice recap of the previous book. I am excited to see where this book takes Emma Carstairs and her friends.

If you were thinking of reading the Dark Artifices series I would highly recommend reading Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices series. All three of the series go along with the others so it would benefit readers to read all of them. An interesting thing in the Mortal Instruments series is that all six books have titles that begin with “City Of”. All three  books in the Infernal Devices series all have titles that begin with “Clockwork”. However, the first two books of the Dark Artifices series do not have titles following the patterns of the other two series. If you are a reader who enjoys reading fantasy and adventure series I highly recommend all three of these series.