Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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*5 Stars*

Whoa. Just whoa.

Lady Midnight is the first book in a new series by Cassandra Clare. In a return to the world of the Shadowhunters, we find Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn, who you will be familiar with if you have read the Mortal Instruments series already.

Emma and Julian are parabatai, and live in the Institute in Los Angeles. Emma has always believed that her parents deaths were more than just a by-product of the terrible war that erupted when Sebastian Morgenstern appeared and caused so much destruction.

Hell bent on finding out the truth about what happened to them, Emma and the Blackthorns begin an investigation into some mysterious deaths that are happening around LA and bear an uncanny resemblance the those of Emmas parents, 5 years prior.

Delving into the mystery they begin to uncover many things that are going on, and discover alot about themselves in the meantime (of course there’s a relationship factor involved here too).

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so I won’t say much more – but this is a must read – especially if you’re a fan of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.

Other than Emma and Julian, we also have the rest of the Blackthorn family who are great characters and a great family unit, and a few new characters as well, namely Cristina Rosales. This novel also has different POV’s throughout, but the story is mainly told from Emma’s POV though.

We also get to see many of our favourite characters from Clare’s other two Shadowhunter series. Its great to have them featuring in the story, and helps you remember what was so good about it all in the first place.

Lady Midnight is full of emotion as well. While it may seem to some that it takes a while to get going (it does explain things, so if you haven’t read either of the other two series it should still make sense), once it does get underway, whoa. Emotional feels all over the place here.

I get the feeling that the relationship with Emma and Jules is going to be reminiscent of that of Jace and Clary in the Mortal Instruments, with lots of heartache ahead, but I guess i’ll just have to keep reading to find out. There is definitely room for a lot of things to open up in the next book, a bit of a cliff hanger here in the all round sense, and I’m really keen to get my hands the next one!

There’s also a short story at the end, which is about Clary and Jace, and let me tell you, that one finished on a cliff hanger too. I really need to know whats going to happen there as well!

Cassandra Clare you’ve done it again! Can’t wait for the rest of this series!


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