Lady Midnight Book Review

I’m so sorry for being inactive for months now. I guess the last blog post I wrote was last Feb? I’ll try to right more book reviews because I’m on summer break until August. 

DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE. IT CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS. 

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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.

 

“Being told that love is forbidden does not kill love. It strengthens it.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight is a trilogy that was released last March. It was written by Cassandra Clare in the perspective of Emma Carstairs and Julian “Jules” Blackthorn. It story takes places 5 years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire. It was in COHF when we first met this two parabatai Emma and Jules. Lady Midnight is action packed, thrilling, fast paced that talks about forbidden love, parabatai, family and murders that’s connected between Emma’s parents. The fae come seeking to the LA institute to ask Emma and the gang to help investigate the murders in replace to Mark Blackthorn, Jules older brother. We come to see Mark Blackthorn during the Dark War in City of Heavenly Fire when he was taken by the Faes and joined the Wild Hunt. There are a lot of things I’ve missed in The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. I’m grateful that Cassandra Clare keeps on writing a novel that’s connected between the Shadowhunter world.

Emma Carstairs was just twelve years old when we first read about her in COHF. She and Jules have grown so much after 5 years especially Jules. He is now the head of the family taking care of his younger sibling Tiberius, Livia, Drusilla and Octavian after their father died and Helen was exiled. He was shocked when Mark came back and never got old because the time in the Faeries are different. I can see the responsibility of Jules. He wasn’t ready yet to be a father but I admire his strength for trying really hard to be a role model to his younger siblings. As the elder sister to my brother, I can completely relate to him but I can’t imagine myself being put in Julian’s perspective. I can’t do what Jules have done of 5 years. He’s one of the characters I admire the most in Cassandra’s books.

Denying the fact that Sebastian Morgenstern killed her parents, Emma seeks to unravel who the true killer is. There are a lot of mystery that unravels if you read the book.  There are new characters introduced in this book including Cristina,Emma’s new friend. Jules and Emma’s bond becomes really strong. I was crying really hard because why did this happen? They’re parabatai and can’t possibly be in love. I love to see more about their love story in the upcoming books of this trilogy. I can’t wait for another 1 year of the next book. I’m dying to read it. I hate cliffhanggers.

I do recommend reading The Mortal Intruments and Infernal Devices first before reading this. I highly recommend reading it in publication order which can be seen in Clare’s blog. I would give all the stars to rate this. This deserves to be a goodreads winner.

 

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