Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 13+

Incredible representation - a must read

Parents rating these books 18+ are a little naive in my opinion. LGBTQ people exist, and I'm sure your kids have heard swears before. I can't stress enough that Magnus and Alec have every right to have an important relationship and role in Shadowhunters. Yes, they are gay. Yes, they have sex, because they over 20 years old and get married by the end of it. Get over yourselves. Incredibly diversity, there are people of all genders, races, sexual orientations, hell, even spices. With gay, bisexual, demisexual, transgender, people of color, neurodivergent people, and people who don't quite fit into one category or the other, any reader is sure to find someone who they relate to in this book.

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age 2+

It's not as bad as people say it is

First of all. No, I don't think a 2 year old should read this. It's definitely a 15 year old or older type of read. With that said, all in all, it wasn't that bad and there wasn't all that much sex. Half of the other parents on this site need to just take a chill pill and stop being homophobic. Karen, it's not a lifestyle; get over yourself and your sensibilities.

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Educational value
Great messages
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