Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight

Book - 2016
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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. 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.
Publisher: London :, Simon & Schuster,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781471116612
Characteristics: 668 pages ; 24 cm.


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Feb 08, 2019

Great book! I loved everything about it except a few little details, but the end crushed my sole. A good ending but very annoying

LVCCLD_Jeff Apr 27, 2018

A rough start to the sequel series of The Mortal Instruments series. I had difficulties getting into this novel as easily as I did The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices. I feel like the main issue was with character development. I was not able to connect to these characters as well as I could with the previous ones. I think that this is remedied in Lord of Shadows, but it is unfortunate that the beginning of this trilogy is a little difficult to get through. I would try your best to get through it as I feel Lord of Shadows is worth it, and is building up for a huge ending with Queen of Air and Darkness in late 2018.

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

This was unnecessarily dark and depressing. The tone and even characters are miles away from Mortal Instruments or Infernal Devices. Two thumbs down.
Reviewed by Reagan, a Teen Library Council member

Mar 27, 2018

I absolutely loved it!
I loved the diversity in the characters in the story! As a mom of a boy with autism, I have to say I loved the way she portrayed a character on the spectrum without even using the word “autism”. She did it so carefully and totally respectful, it was so good to read about in a fantasy novel.

Also as a Mexican, I felt a closer connection to Cristina, since I knew exactly what she was talking about when she mentioned places, food, or even neighborhoods in Mexico City. I could picture it perfectly; it made my reading experience enjoyable.

And the story itself…AMAZING!!! It has the “forbidden love” cliché and the crazy things people do for it, but Cassandra Clare manages to make it absolutely incredible!!!

Oct 18, 2017

Overall, a pretty good book from the amazing author Cassandra Clare. She weaves a tale of mystery and deception-just remeber: “Trust No One”. This book was only a 7/10 for me though because of the lack of understanding that the characters showed at a pivotal point in the plot-AKA the beginning of the climax. Instead or racing to their destination and saving a character in neged they shared stories providing precious time to the anatagonist. Regardless, Another great book form the Shadowhunter series!

LoganLib_Kirra Sep 29, 2017

Lady Midnight is a thrilling tale with a unqiue, dangerous quest for the Shadowhunters. It’s hard to say which series is the best because The Infernal Devices and this first book in The Dark Artifices series were both pretty enjoyable reads but I think this one wins purely because it’s a combination of the present storyline with Emma as well as everyone in TMI and TID books. That means you get to see all your favourite characters again and the plot of this book was the best yet in my opinion. I think it was the most interesting and mysterious book yet because it explored so much more than the Shadowhunter’s world since it was also very intertwined with the Fair Folk and a familiar Shadowhunters family, the Blackthorns.

Aug 19, 2017

Let me just start by saying; I like the Mortal Instruments better. But can any other series in the Shadowhunter world ever really top the original?
Now let me say; I loved this book.
I can see where people may be viewing Mrs. Clare's continuously growing prospects for spin-off series in the Shadowhunter world and seem annoyed or incredulous, thinking she's 'milking the same cow over and over', but it would be hard to keep those feelings after reading any of her books.
I am always surprised by the ease in which I am transported into Clare's books, how I almost instantly connect with the characters and feel their pains and joys. She knows how to artfully weave a story of heartbreak and hope, of injustice underlying her world just as well as friendship.
Taking place about 5 years after the City of Heavenly Fire, Emma Carstairs is in LA, working everyday on keeping up with her training and looking into every possible lead on who really killed her parents and why. Living with the Blackthorns has been the best thing that's happened to her since the Dark War, even if there's something about her parabatai, Julian that's suddenly making her feel and think things forbidden to them.
With her new best friend Cristina going the group for her travel year, Emma becomes aware of a promising lead into her parent's murder.
As death after death become uncovered, and faerie involvement drops a very-changed Mark back on the Institute's doors, Emma begins to lose sight how this all connects to the investigation she's really interested in.
With issues of the heart and dangers of the body seemingly at every turn, Emma, Julian, Cristina and the Blackthorns must re=examine who they can trust and figure out how to solve this murder mystery before they become victims of their own.

Aug 15, 2017

I absolutely love this book. It will shatter your soul and captivate you in an adventurous and heart-breaking world. Join Emma as she tries to find the one responsible for the murders of her parents. Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors. Her writing is stunning.

Jun 25, 2017

This book is a series of events where a girl named Emma and a boy named Julian work with their friends to avenge Emma's parents. The clave, which is Emma and Julian's "government" ruled the death of Emma's parents to be a misfortune event cause by the war. But in the war, the bodies weren't mutated and nothing was carved on them like what happened the war Emma's parents. Now a few years later, more bodies are turning up, mutated and gray, like the bodies of Emma's parents. Join them, on their heartbreaking yet adventurous journey to find the master mind behind the deaths.

Jun 15, 2017

I loved this book so much! I recommend at least reading City of Bones before reading this one. As always, Cassandra Clare wrote another amazing book and I can't wait to read her newest one!

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Mar 16, 2017

Why lie?

Dec 27, 2016


Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jun 26, 2016

have you always been this careless


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Jul 05, 2016

Instead of Clary and Jace, it's Julian and Emma, who were minor characters before. All in all, the Parabatai bond comes into play, and Magnus gets involved- again.


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