The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
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.
I am giving Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 5/5 stars.
I’m so excited to be writing this review!! I’ve been meaning to write it for a couple weeks now, but have been super busy with work since my store has finally opened up for business.
I don’t know what it is, but Cassandra Clare has stolen my heart again with Lady Midnight. So many new ships, OTPs, bad guys to hate/love, and a story line that left me wanting more!
I will be honest, I was excited for this book to come out, but was unsure how I felt about it as I didn’t really like Emma Carstairs in City of Heavenly Fire and with her being the lead in Lady Midnight I was worried I wasn’t going to like it. Luckily with Emma being older in Lady Midnight, I ended up really liking her character. I’m not saying she is my favorite, cause she’s not #TeamCristina , but she is up there on the list of characters I like the most.
Cassandra did an amazing job with Lady Midnight when it came to the amount of romance, action, and mystery. I mean there was a lot going on in Lady Midnight, but I never felt overwhelmed by one of these themes taking over the spotlight. Okay, maybe she could of calmed down the romance in parts, but honestly I just really like the fighting scenes and my heart cannot handle another Cassandra Clare romance, but she better keep them coming!
I think my favorite thing about Lady Midnight, was the use of Annabel Lee in the mystery portion of the story line. I am a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan, and Annabel Lee is my favorite poem by him, so when I saw that it was being used in Lady Midnight I about freaked out from excitement. HAHA!
Overall, Lady Midnight was an amazing start to the Dark Artifices series, and I’m beyond excited to see where the next book goes.