Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster Publishing)
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Brief Synopsis: 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?
My Thoughts (May Include Spoilers):
Having read all the other shadow hunter books, I could not wait to get my hands on Lady Midnight. I knew it was going to focus on the young (now older) Blackthorn kids as well as Emma Carstrairs. They made their shadow hunter debut in the Mortal Instruments series, mainly in the sixth book City of Heavenly Fire. At least, that is where their characters stuck out to me, but I haven’t re-read that series in awhile. Anyway, Lady Midnight did not disappoint. It has everything I want in a story- action, adventure, romance and a mystery.
Emma Carstairs is the lady shadowhunter that I have been waiting for. She is a badass girl, who just wants to find out what happened to her parents. She is one of the best shadowhunters of her generation, just like Jace Herondale. I think she is a great role model character for young woman.
The storyline is not only addictive, but fast and intense. All of the characters have their own amazing storylines and it will be a book that you keep in your library for a long time.
Items You Need While Reading:
Mini Sword (small but just like Emmas)
Sharpie (to draw runes)
My Notes While Reading This Book:
Love this world!
Blonde, tough girl? Finally! Found my next Halloween costume
Screw the law!
Thanks for checking out my thoughts on Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!