Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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. (Summary from Goodreads)

I'll admit, I was a little weary about reading another Shadowhunter novel. I really enjoyed the Infernal Devices series and The Mortal Instruments, but I wasn't quite ready to let those other characters go. Fortunately, Lady Midnight was a good remedy for that because my favorite characters were still present (not often in person, but they were mentioned a lot). And the story kept the same magical, energetic, and romantic feel of the others. I was still able to learn what had happened to Clary, Jace, Simon, Tessa, Jem, and even Isabella. And we got to hang out with Magnus some, which is always wonderful. 

The mystery was a little predictable, but probably because I've read all of the rest of Clare's books. Cassie's struggle with her parents death was believable, and the romance was adorable. If you like the other Shadowhunter novels or any sort of urban fantasy, you should give this one a try! 

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