LADY MIDNIGHTby: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: March 28th, 2016
Read Date: April 22, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
I started this book TWO YEARS ago because it took me this long to finish something that was hurting my heart. I was NOT looking forward to reading this series because I knew it was going to be bad, for the lack of words. I knew that my favorite OTP couldn't be together. I knew it was going to be tough to put my thoughts aside from what I was actually reading. And THAT was my problem with the whole book.
Look, the series is not bad. The story in this book is NOT bad, like the overall thing. The romance can be thrown to the trash (my feelings are talking here), but it was well written. The whole mystery to be resolved was good. The action scenes were packed. And the freaking plot twist at the end was not expected.
I'm telling you, this book ripped my heart out, but am I going to read the next two? YES! Am I hoping for a happy end? Yes. Do I think is going to screw my mind from here out? Yes.
Overall, I want more. I know Ms. Clare will keep stabbing my heart, but at the end, she will stick out for me (us, the readers).