Title: Lady Midnight
Series: The Dark Artifices
Author: Cassandra Clare
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’m back in the world of the Shadowhunters! I had a couple of months break and now I’m ready for more!
This series primarily follows Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn and the whole Blackthorn clan are featured. I love them! A family with so much grief but they’ve stuck together, all because of Julian. Such a weight on a young boys shoulders.
I’m not going to talk about plot, but characters. If you want the plot you’ll need to read it!!
My faves = Kieran and Mark. Talk about heart singing! I would forgive Kieran for anything!!! I loved every time Mark spoke in his old style Faerie talk, bought a smile to my face!!
Emma and Jules, omg the tension!!! This author seems to torture her characters with love. I am here for it but the bloomin angst, I could punch something!!
‘If my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would’ve painted over with you.’
Gaaaah the agony of my heart!
Another great start to a series in a series….and was lovely to see Tessa and Jem again (but Will remains my fave ever!!!)