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midnightIt’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 recognise his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?



Comments on: "Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare" (2)

  1. You can never go past a good Cassandra Clare book. This book revolves around Emma Carstairs, a young shadowhunter living in Los Angeles, plagued by the fear of the ocean, and the fear of falling in love with her parabati. The Clave law forbids parabati from falling in love, yet she and Julian can’t deny their feelings from one another, especially not as danger bubbles around them.
    The Blackthorns are a large family, including four children under the age of 15 and then Mark, Helen, and Julian. Julian raises his siblings after his parents pass away, his older brother, Mark, is swept away to the faerie realms, unable to be saved, and Helen is forced to live on the other side of the world. This struggle as a young man falling in love and concurrently having to be a fatherly figure is an amusing struggle which makes me adore Julian.
    Faerie trouble arises and the Blackthorns are targeted by those who they trusted most.
    My favourite scene is when Julian is being whipped, but Emma decides that she should endure the beating herself. Her courage and her love for Julian is so incongruous against Emma’s usual nonchalant and superior guise.
    That’s what makes this book so relatable. You get to grow with the characters and learn about them as people.
    All the while, they concur demons and protect each other above all else.
    I rate this book a 5 out of 5.


  2. Alyssa said:

    You don’t know how excited I was to read this. As soon as it came out, I was in the book store purchasing my copy. Did it live up to expectations? YES!
    Lady Midnight, written by Cassandra Clare is a sequel to The Mortal Instruments Series. It follows Emma and her Parababati Julien on their quest to find any connections to Emma’s parents’ killers, and whether it was due to Sebastian Morgenstern’s army, or something else.
    I found this book quite intriguing, as it is a new perspective on the world of Shadowhunters. It has so many interesting plot points, and without giving anything away, Julien and Emma’s unique struggle with the Clave law provides both a large obstacle and an interesting talking point. I love the additions of moments with The Mortal Instrument characters, as I got to feel a greater connection to the story. I don’t really have a favourite character, but I really loved the family feel of the Blackthorn family, and their ranges of personalities and backstories, especially the addition of Mark’s faerie love story, which was a bit unexpected but added more detail to the book.
    As the book goes on, an increased understanding of the characters is developed, I even felt some of the blackthorn family were my siblings as well!
    There is so much Shadowhunter action in this book, from fighting demons at the convergence and near drowning to facing off against deadly enemies.
    I would rate this book an 8.5/10, for it’s complicated, yet amazing storyline and unique characters.


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