Book: Lady Midnight

Series: The Dark Artifices #1

Author: Cassandra Clare

Pages: 668

Genre: Fantasy – Paranormal, Romance, Young adult

Date read: 5/14/16

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.


My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. This was my first 5 star rating in a long time. It did take me a while to get into it but once I did i could not stop reading it. This story situates around Emma Carstairs after the war with Sebastian and the shadowhunters. Emma is trying to find out who murdered her parents and others even though The Clave declared that it was Sebastian who killed them. This book definitely had a bit of mystery to it and kept me guessing until the last few chapters. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and also seeing the characters from other books as well. I am super excited for the next book to come out as I know it will be good as well. Overall i would definitely recommend this for anyone who is a Cassandra Clare fan.