Book: Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: 8th March 2016
Five years after the Dark War, Emma Carstairs has the chance to finally find out more about what really happened to her parents. She discovers dark things happening all around Los Angeles, where she lives in the local institute, together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn and his family. To make things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark who was abducted by fairies, might be able to return to the Shadowhunters. But Shadowhunters are forbidden to have contact with the fair folk, and so a run against time and rules begins…
I was looking forward to this book for such a long time. Basically since I got to know that it really was going to happen. I fell in love with the Shadowhunter-world some years ago and since I actually didn’t like The Mortal Instruments as much as The Infernal Devices trilogy, I liked Lady Midnight way more. And I was just making weird noises throughout the whole book, so much was happening!
I liked: First of all, the characters! Emma Carstairs is such a badass, and her heart is in the right place. She is such a great characters, and she and Cristina might be my new BrOTP. I want to see more of this friendship! I loved it. Also amazing was the whole Blackthorn family, where everyone is different and having a special role in the family dynamic. I loved these people interacting with family members as well as others. It was also pretty amazing to get a bit more information on characters from the previous books, for example Magnus or Tessa or Clary and Jace. The book was fast paced and I never got bored while reading it. It was really hard to put down.
I didn’t like: I wasn’t that happy with all the love stuff going on. I mean, love always plays a big part in the Shadowhunter books, but somehow this felt a bit too much. I would have liked a bit less of it, or just not that much drama.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ /5