Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: 4.5 stars
Summary: It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.
My opinion on the book:
I haven’t felt so excited with the ending of a book in a while!! Well, that was something i needed to get out of my chest fast, because i felt like my heart was about to explode.
And now, let’s talk about the book.
First of all, i wanna say that with this book you can totally see how much has Cassandra Clare grown as a writer, in this book, you can see the conversations feel less awkward than in previous books, the characters are well defined, they have depth and are not as perfect as Jace and the others.
Think about the fact that there are a lot of characters, you can see the differences between them all, each one is unique and interesting.
To be honest, at the beginning all i could think about was “Bring my original babies back” but as the story developed i found myself more attached to all these new characters, and rather sooner than later i fell for all of them. And i mean it, i love them all.
Yes, i had some problems with it, especially the way the characters referred to Jace and Clary and sometimes the others as if they were superstars, which i guess they are but, i don’t know … it felt too weird, even though i really missed them.
I loved the major plot of the book, and all the little storylines and some bigger ones, i think they were very well handled. The characters reacted very truthfully and on character.
I’m leaving the book with a lot of new OTPs and a lot of feelings although i’m a little scared because some of them, if in The Mortal Instruments the ships were pretty clear from the beginning, i gotta say that this time i have no freaking idea of what’s gonna happen. Which in a way is very refreshing but at the same time it stressess me a lot.
Yes, the book stressed me quite a lot, to be honest. There were two, three days i couldn’t bring myself to read it because i didn’t know what would happen, and i needed to know so badly ( i know it sounds weird, i’ll talk about it other time, soon).
Also, there’s the fact that now i have to wait a lot for the next book, i have no idea when it is expected…Lord, Have Mercy.
Before i forget, i saw some people asking if it’s possible to start reading about the Shadowhunters Chronicles from this book like it’s possible with the infernal devices, Cassandra Clare that it is, but to be honest, in my opinion, that’s not true. I mean, there’s so much world-building and stories behind it all already, this installment feels like something you should only read if you already read City of Heavenly Fire.
Well, i think that’s all i wanted to say in this spoiler free review (or at least, i hope i didn’t spoil anything), maybe later on the week i’ll talk about it in a spoilery post…. i’m not sure yet… i have so much to say but i’m not quite sure i can put it on words…
Anyway, this is a great and enjoyable book for all the shadowwolrd fans! we waited so much and it was totally worth it! without doubt this is going to be one of my favorite books of the year and of the shadowhunter chronicles!
That’s all for now, enjoy your reading too ♥
‘Til Next Time! 😉