Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare



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.


Welcome back  to the world of Shadowhunters. It’s been five years since the events that brought the Shadowhunters world to the brink of oblivion. 

Now living at the LA Institute  with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma Carstairs   is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering the truth behind her parents death.

When bodys begin to turn up that match her parents Emma knows that she  must trust her instincts  and investigate without the claves knowlage. Complicating  the situation is Julian’s brother Mark,who is being used as a bargaining chip by the fae.

Honestly  i did struggle to get into it at the start. It felt like there was alot of padding beforeyou actually  get into the story. However once it get past this it  pulls you in.

One thing we know that Cassandra Clare does well is a forbidden romances, and this is definitely no exception. The other is betrayal by someone trusted and closeto you and Lady Midnight  is no different.

There is also a small cameo from Clary, Jace and Magnus. Which allowed us to have a small look into were they are now.

For those who love the world of Shadowhunters i think you will really enjoy this. However if you haven’t  read any of Cassandra Clare previous  Shadowhunters series i think this my get a little lost of you. As even thought it is written  as a new series  it is set after  and has reference  to the latter.

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