Lady Midnight: (Indigo Exclusive Edition) by Cassandra ClareLady Midnight: (Indigo Exclusive Edition) by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight: (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

byCassandra Clare

Hardcover | March 8, 2016

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The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.
Title:Lady Midnight: (Indigo Exclusive Edition)Format:HardcoverDimensions:9 × 6 × 1.73 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I need more! This series is probably one of her best (after Infernal Devices). Instantly fell in love with the characters and couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omg I have no words this new series is going to be amazing!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved IT!!! An amazing first book in Cassandra Clare's new series I love it so much!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THE NEW CHARACTERS It is hard to fall in love with a new clary but this is not clary and that is okay
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was great! I loved the story and the new characters in this world.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO WORDS!!! This New addition to the series is amazing i absolutely love it and cannot live without the whole collection being in my proximity!! really excited to get my young ones reading this when they become of age until the i will keep awaiting new arrivals of the series! :P
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting...a new world This new novel introduces some new ideas that I haven't seen in Cass Clare's previous books. Without it, it would be boring.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Parabatai I mean there is s much drama and while i love these characters I really just wanted to read more Jace,Clary, Izzy, Alec, Magnus stuff. However I stuck it through (a whole 8 months; which was due to me having to read books for school) and made it to the end. Be prepared to be confused and also fall in love with a few more shadowhunters and downworlders!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Parabatai I mean there is s much drama and while i love these characters I really just wanted to read more Jace,Clary, Izzy, Alec, Magnus stuff. However I stuck it through (a whole 8 months; which was due to me having to read books for school) and made it to the end. Be prepared to be confused and also fall in love with a few more shadowhunters and downworlders!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes Beautiful, definitely recommend
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! Cassandra Clare delivered a story full of action, butt-kicking, suspense and mystery entwined with romance, heartache and the struggles of a broken family to stay together against all odds. There were ruthless fairies, secrets, bloody lotteries, lies, dark magic and gross demons in a kingdom by the sea, a lost love and a promise for revenge, all of them combined resulted into a mesmerising tale you never wanted to end. I loved how different every character felt. Especially how Ty, Mark, and Arthur had complex and different ways of thinking and dealing with issues. I'm so happy that Cassandra Clare wrote about mental illnesses in the Shadowhunter community and why we haven't really seen it so far in any of her other books. I also am happy that Julian, the love interest, wasn't like all of the other love interests that we've seen so far in her books: jokey and sarcastic. Julian was much more mature than the others because of circumstances beyond his control and seemed much more grounded. The plot has such a nice balance between action, romance, suspense, and magic. although the book is huge, there weren't many parts that felt dragged or unnecessary. I would recommend that you read all of Cassandra Clare's works prior to this (there were so many TMI feels). If there's one thing I love about Cassandra's books, it's the way she's able to throw in references to our favourite characters so subtly and endlessly give us the satisfaction we desire from her previous books. All in all, this book was absolutely fantastic. I never realised how much I wanted from this book, and Cassie managed to fulfil all of those unconscious desires I had for the future of this world. I can't remember the last time I loved the first book in a series this much. Lady Midnight was absolutely phenomenal.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! If you love the rest of Cassandra Clare's books than this will be no different! Just as good as the other Shadowhunter series'!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing literally read this book in about 4 days because I could not put it down. 100% love!!!!!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't get enough! Honestly one of my favourite series. I couldn't put these books down. This is a must read!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST If you have read The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices series ( if you haven't, go read them NOW ) then you defiantly HAVE to read this book. With each book Cassandra Clare writes, they just get better and better, with you wanting more at the end. The characters are absolutely amazing, as well as the plot. The book keeps you entertained with each passing page. This book is quite big, bit I promise, if you love Cassandra Clare, and are big on reading, ( like me ;) ) then you will LOVE this book!!!!1
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lady Midnight Intriguing start to the newest series
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so expensive but worth it omg this book costs a lot for a YA novel but i love it anyway
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! a great read for those who loved the shadow hunter world Clare has created! her writing is getting better and better!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! This is a really good series and I'm very happy with this book.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible This book pulled me right back into Clare's world. Beautifully written, instantly fell in love with all of the characters, and hooked by the plot the entire way through. Great start to the series!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive! - A true page turner I honestly couldn't put this novel down! The novel is quite thick to say the least but the spectacular storyline and phenomenal writing of the incredible Cassandra Clare will have you never putting it down. If you loved the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices the probability of you enjoying this book are high. Lady Midnight captures the fascinating lives and adventures of the shadowhunters, a forbidden love story - similar to that of Jace and Clary(Mortal Instruments) and a gripping plot, you definitely will not want to put it down!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad Read it if you wanna keep up on things in the Shadowhunter world but its nothing special.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome new series! This first book of the Dark Artifices is amazing. Wonderful story and characters, Emma is a great main character and hero!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't put it down As soon as I read the first paragraph I was hooked! The way it was written caught my attention for the very end, the story has the perfect amount of romance, mystery and action.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start to a new series I love cassie clare and her books never disappoint! Loved these new characters! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I fell in love with this book! I didn't think I would love this book as much as I did. But Clare outdid herself in her beautiful writing! It was captivating, full of adventure and romance! Cannot wait to read the second!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another new adventure I picked up Cassandra Clare's mortal instruments series cause i was bored and i haven't turned back. I really enjoyed Lady Midnight and the characters were refreshing. It was interesting to meet some younger shadow-hunters and to have a protagonist who grew-up in the shadow-hunter world, unlike Clary and Tessa
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Like It I didn't enjoy this book; I found it overwhelming in how much terminology needed to be remembered or looked up and I didn't enjoy the dynamics between the characters.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked this! I was not sure that I would like this book since I fell in love with the original shadowhunters but this book did not disappoint. These books are so action packed and mysterious yet so sweet and romantic.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello L.A.! Another institute, another storyline, more Shadowhunters, Wild Hunt, Faerie, evil magic...keep going Clare! Note: If this is the first Shadowhunters you read it will tend to be confusing as a lot of the nuances of the story are referencing knowledge of the Shadowhunter world referenced in previous novels.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clare doesn't disappoint! The newest trilogy in the Shadowhunter world has not disappointed. Clare does a great job of taking us to a new place and immediately making us attached to a new [primary] cast of characters. On another note - I appreciate that she makes her books inclusive! She deliberately gives readers many diverse and unique characters to engage with in a way that many successful YA authors have failed to achieve (or attempt...) Plot twists and turns were refreshing and I look forward to reading Lord of Shadows!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not her best, but worth the read. I was a bit disappointed in this book. That being said, I have since read Lord of Shadows and it was amazing. This book is definitely worth reading if you are a Clare fan and it is a cool take of the Shadow hunter world after the Clary Jace saga
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Im in love with the Shadowhunters Chronicles and this was a great book to read!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A different kind of story Following the events of the dark war, this book focus on Emma and Julian's story at the Los Angeles Institute. It was different but interesting. There are also occurrences of past characters!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this As soon as I read this book, I knew I had to read the second one.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overly Complicated And Rather Dull I found this book complicated to get through and actually develop interest in it. Perhaps it is because I've never read any of her past novels and so maybe I didn't understand the key details. Either way, not a series I want to continue reading.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I feel like reading it again! Can't wait for the Book 2!❤️❤️
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it It was so good. I need the second one.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good Took me a while to get back into that world but once I got in, it sucked me right back in. Loved all the twists and I am in love with the characters!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Couldn't put the book down....
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love love! This is probably my favourite first book of any of Cassandra Clare's series. It just throws you right back into the Shadowhunter world. I loved that the faeries played a larger part in this novel, and both protagonists were so easy to love, especially Emma, who is just so wonderfully fearless. Definitely an amazing start to a new series and I can't wait for Lord of Shadows to come out in May!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCITED I love everything Cassandra Clare writes. The expansion of the Shadowhunter world was received well. I loved everything about this book and can't wait to read the next book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This book may be written for teens but as someone in my late twenties is was a great fantasy read. Lots of action and mystery with a little romance and you are left so eager to read the next installment.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice job loved the characters and plot
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I can't tell if this book wasn't as good as the previous ones by Cassandra Clare or I'm starting to tire of the Shadowhunter world. I was glad that we got a glimpse into what the Mortal Instruments characters are up to and a cameo from Jem who I absolutely adore. The plot was good and i was interested in Mark a lot, however the main character Emma bored me. Hopefully she'll be like Clary and grow on me.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She did it again Yet another great book by Clare
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It was a great book, couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE I adore all of the Shadowhunters series, but the Dark Artifices has to be my my favourite from all of the so far. I love Emma and Julian's relationship so much and hope that the sequel continues to impress. As for the TV series, not a fan, Katherine MacNamara should not have been chosen to portray Clary, but what can you do?
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OMG This book was something out of this world that I can't begin to describe it ... The feels, the emotions. Simply amazing! Though some part were a bit confusing and now the suspence for the next book is killing me! I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED This series feels like a breath of fresh air - still in the Shadowhunters world but something very new and different in a good way. It's nice to have characters who've grown up in this world so the reader doesn't need to be reintroduced again, and the LA setting was so wonderfully described and gave a great atmosphere. Loved Emma and Julian and can't wait to see where this goes!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It If you loved Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" novels then this will be no different! The story and characters keep you hooked. Very well written!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDEFUL AMAZING AWESOME Another great addition to the Shadowhunter Chronicles! You will not be disappointed with this book - nor will you be able to put it down. It seems long before you actually start to read it and you're done in a flash, yearning for more. I loved this book so much and I'm attached to the characters. Cassandra Clare is an amazing author, and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cassandra Clare is one of the best authors I have ever read! I loved the city of bones series and I am so happy that this book follows the next generation but continues to have all the original characters in the background!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm on chapter 2. I love this hardcover. I bought thus about a month ago. It seems very interesting. And my frined really loves the city of bones series. So I thought this one would be really good too. And I wasn't wrong. I like this book. I'm gonna finish it on summer after exams and second semester.:)
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So gripping I finished this book in two days and I absolutely could not put it down.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read I am so very glad that I bought this book. The plot is just amazing. It will keep your mind busy, yet at the same time it is an easy read. Loved every word of it.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cassandra Clare does it again! An absolutely riveting story that draws you in right from the beginning. I loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fell back in love After what I felt was a bit of a forced last 3 books from her original series I was hesitant to read lady midnight. Left me tell you, completely blew my expectations out of the water. The main characters are dangerously likable and conclusion was absolutely heart wrenching. Dive right in, but be prepared for quite the ride.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I loved this book. It was my favourite book in 2016. I bought it the first day it came out in stores and finished reading it in a week! I didn't think I would like a book that didn't have Clary as the main character/narrator. However, I fell in love with this book and its characters, especially because I love the Blackthorns!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't Disappoint! I bought this as soon as it came out in stores, and I finished it in one sitting. It wasn't anything less than I expected of Cassandra Clare, but it's going to be hard to occupy myself until the second book comes out!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Cassie Clare! This book isnt quite as complex as the Mortal Instruments series but it adds new elements that have not been previously explored and leaves you wanting more!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Amazing novel, as usual! Cassandra Clare does not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This is one of my favourite! I so recommend reading it
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Feels!!!!! The feels are killing me right now someone please find me when the next book comes out:)
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in love! The characters in this series are a breath of fresh air. Cassie really makes you live the emotions in this series and I cannot wait to read the rest of them.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Such a great read, and shows a whole other aspect of the Shadowhunter world which is so enjoyable!!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cassandra you've done it again! I bought this back the day it came out, and had finished it by the end of the week. Absolutely amazing characters in and incredibly well written world that I need more of! NOTE: must read all shadowhunters chronicles beforehand
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Once I picked up this book, I could not put it down until I finished it! Cassandra Clare is an amazing author and I can not wait for the second book for the series!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUCH A GOOD READ. Cassandra Claire has DONE IT AGAIN and I have fallen in love. With Julian. Duh.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! Great read, especially if you've read the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep on Beating this Horse She just keeps publishing these books, I don't know how she just keeps going, coming up with new ideas, spinning things off just-mentioned plot points in previous books!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cassandra Clare's Best Work! I loved The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, but man, Lady Midnight is by far my favourite Cassandra Clare book. If you're wondering whether or not it's worth it...IT IS! Do yourself a favour, read Lady Midnight. You should just read TMI and TID first or else you won't get everything and you won't appreciate it as much.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does't dissapoint As always C.Clares book is a well written easy book that you can finish in one sitting
Date published: 2016-12-29
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great new spin off Love all mortal instruments and infernal devices books. So far really enjoying this series as well.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was amazing I bought this book a while ago and read it with my friends because we all love the Shadow hunter world because well.... its awesome. I think that its written very well, Cassandra Clare always takes my breath away for that reason. Also, it's not the same as all of the other books she has written which is something that I like. This may be because its focuses on different characters and there is a new and enthralling story line but it is quiet good and I think anyone should read this so they stay in touch with our favourite author :)
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome to LA I love the Shadow Hunter world! It was refreshing to have a change of scenery and characters. But I would recommend reading the Mortal Instrument series first (and don't skip the Infernal Devices) since there is a lot of cross over and background history you miss out on.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a new world! It's still set in the world of Shadowhunters but with new characters. It was fun to read and bit of easter hunt if you read previous Cassie's books which was fun.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OMG If you thought you were in love with Will Herondale and The Infernal Devices, wait until you start this series. Absolutely mind blowing and wonderful. Love the chemistry and intensity between the characters.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book by Cassandra It is a great book with amazing characters but you must read the mortal instruments series first.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing An amazing book added to an even more amazing series,
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! I was already a big fan of Cassandra Clare before, but this book was just fantastic with all the betrayals and the plot just doesn't stop turning. I also liked how some characters from the Mortal Instruments made an appearance.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book The only problem there is, is that the books don't come out fast enough.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YOU GO GIRL When I bought this, I was expecting something very similar to TMI series, but this was completely unexpected! There was a lot a mystery, suspense, and drama--- along with plot twists!--- that kept you turning the page. This definitely was a crowd pleaser (...that girl is a real...) but the only turn off was the extreme romance. The entire Plot was based around it, but I would've rated it 5 stars if It was toned down a bit
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it ! This was honestly so good. Highly recommend
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best So Far I read this book within three days after it's release - it was hard to put down. Lady Midnight is by far Cassandra Clare's best piece of literature. It's not like anything we've seen from her before - it's more mystery than her usual work, and far more serious. I can't wait until Lord of Shadows.#plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It Really good! Sometimes it's was a bit long but hey, the book is over 600 pages so yeah... Overall, I could not put it down until I had finished it. The characters are just so sweet and interesting. Such an amazing book and I look forward to read the rest of The dark artifices serie.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED literally everything this author writes is pure gold
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shadow World <3 The Infernal Devices will always be my favourite trilogy, but this is a good start as well! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT once again she's hasnt failed! I loved it so much couldn't resist it!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read :) Couldn't put this one down. Kept me interested until the end.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was good! Cassie Clare definitely does not disappoint in the first book of this series! She has me hooked!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER I love the Mortal Instruments series and I was hoping that this would be as good as that series but this one is EVEN BETTER!!! *-*
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something Ever Shadowhunter Fan Will Love Ahhh... It was so nice to re-enter the Shadowhunter world once more. I missed it more than I realized. Though I didn't think the plot driving the story was very strong, I loved pretty much everything else. The characters were unique and interesting, my favourites being Julien, Mark, and Emma. I thought they each had fantastic development as individuals and in relationships. There were some truly surprising twists, and I admit that I would never have guessed who the end boss would be. I really liked how characters from the previous novels (namely Jace and Magnus, yay!) returned for some scenes. There wasn't a lot of action in the beginning, but Emma's final fight was pretty wild. I also had to sigh a little at the second last chapter (though the epilogue threw me for a loop, holy hell), since I know it was set up for the next novels. Not that I'm complaining about that. I definitely want more. But I think my favourite part was learning more about the parabatai relationship and what it will mean for Emma and Julien. The parabatai binding has always been one of my favourite things about the Shadowhunter world, and I'm eager to know more! Just wish the wait weren't so flippin' long!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always a good read when Cassandra Clare is involved! I read this book over the summer and very much enjoyed it! I already read The Mortals Instruments series and even though I'm not a fan of spinoffs, this was was pretty good. I liked most of the characters and the story line, but must admit the plot twist weren't all that surprising. Love the author's way of making modern day social taboos (such as sexuality, mental illness, learning behaviour) seem common and normal (as they should be!), but sometimes find her too obvious. Nonetheless, great read. I recommend! :)
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calling all Shadow Hunter fans!!! I bought this book when it first came out and LOVED IT!!!! Anyone who is a fan of Cassandra Clare will absolutely adore this novel! The romance, the secrets, and the questions will leave readers speechless and craving more...I know I was! 10 out of 10 would definitely read again!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever! This was one of cassie's best books, I love how she writes and the charcters are amazing. Were well writen and i highly recomend that you pick it up imediatly.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Story! I love this story! This is a perfect mix of something unfamiliar and something familiar. We don't see much of Clary and Jace, but we do see the development of characters introduced in the City of Heavenly Fire. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time to get devoted into another one of her series. Just love her characters. That is one main reasons I keep buying her books.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview this book did not disappoint! i have enjoyed all the books in this series so far and highly recommend them. unlike other series that lose their surprise and plot development after a couple of books... this one keeps going. #plum review
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stunning I love the Mortal Instruments, and was so excited when Lady Midnight came out. I have to say, I was not disappointed at all while reading it! This was an interesting plot and story, and I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The book was okay There were a lot of characters that had strong pre-existing relationships in the novel. I found Cassandra Clare told me what the characters were like instead of showing me what they were like. A lot of the dialogue came off as awkward for people who were supposed to have a long history together. The ending was good though, which is why I will read the second novel.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Shadowhunter Book I've read all of Cassandra Clare's books since the beginning and I feel like every series is better than the last. I love the characters and the family dynamic and the forbidden romance, which by this point should be so boring from Clare, is amazing and really draws you in. I can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth a Read I've been waiting for this for a while and I can see why it's so popular! This edition is beautoful also, can't find it anywhere else!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This is a great start to a new trilogy in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. Although I didn't connect with a lot of the characters, I was overjoyed to have Magnus back and to see an autistic character represented in the book. We delve even deeper into Cassandra's urban fantasy world and finally learn why it is forbidden for parabatai to develop a romantic bond. Emma stands out a lot from Clary and Tessa. She is equally as loyal but far more experienced with runes, fighting, and boys. She will need experience with all three as she battles a corrupt warlock, her own heart, and devious faeries. Her loyalty to Julian and her secret love for him are both compelling and heart-breaking. I can't wait to read the next book.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favorite books! i have been waiting for this novel for the longest time and when i read it did not disappoint! This novel has it all from cheesy romance, to nail biting suspense and mystery, to demon slaying action. i cannot express how wonderfully good this novel is, i definitely recommend to anyone who has previously read a cassandra clare novel or to anyone who loves supernatural creatures and a wide variety of diverse and multicultural characters.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely loved it loooooved it, action packed book with romaaaance. i mean who doesnt love that. past characters from the mortal instrument series come back and man it hit me in the feels. new characters are introduced, and naturally theres only one thing to do : fall in love with them. and thats exactly what i did
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this!! best cassie clare book to date!!!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looking forward to the next book Not my favourite book but I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing start to the series, eagerly awaiting the next book.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Amazing addition to C. Clare's work!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Honestly, after Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments ended..I was like these can't better....THEN THEY DID...SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK This book is amazing! There is so many ends and points in the story that you forget about but than bring up! So many ships and the romance!! This book made me want to cry, laugh and scream at the same time. I can't wait for the next!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Cassandra is an amazing writer. Her characters draw you in to her world. This is a spin off series of her original series and it doesn't disappoint!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great next series in the shadowhunter universe! I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because how could it beat Clare's previous shadowhunter series'? I will gladly take my words back, this book was awesome! Plot twists were very unpredictable, character development was good and the bad guy........ would have never guessed it. I can't wait until the next 2 books in this series so that I can learn more about Emma and Julian!!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW QUEEN OF FANTASY Beautifully written, it's very easy to fall in love with the characters and Youll them after You finished the book. Plot twist after plot twist and wow really. Cassie just knows how to introduce swoon worthy guys and instantly love them. Love the blackthorns
Date published: 2016-11-06
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It!!! So happy Cassandra wrote this book, it's a whole new story in the shadow world but we got to see the characters from the Mortal Instruments series!!! This is an amazing book!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the Shadowhunter Universe This book is written really well, it follows the formula of Cassandra Clare's books to a tee. I wish there were some new elements different from her other works however.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lots of fun! Clare is very good at creating characters readers will immediately fall in love with. Lady midnight has an interesting plot which is never pushed aside for irrelevant material. The book is a very easy read. The family dynamic are compelling. Definitely a very strong opener for the series. Look forward to the next book!
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I'm so glad that i purchased this book! I would only recommend this book to the people who have already read the 'Mortal Instruments' series before you read this book. Since it is based on 5 years after that book. i have Cassandra's (author) full mortal instruments series and the Infernal devices and her shadow hunter codex! amazing author! I would recommend getting the hard cover book because the sleeve or cover of the book is so cool, it has like a poster of some sort which is really neat. You won't be able to put down her books, it's a real page turner.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this, I can't wait for more If you loved the Mortal Instruments, then is great next step, you get to learn more about Emma and Julian and the Blackthorns. There is a romance not unlike that of Clary and Jace and twists that made me shout out loud. I look forward to the next!
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I loved this book! I was a little nervous, as sometimes when an author does too much with a series it gets sloppy, but no worries with Cassandra Clare! This book was even better than I expected, I loved the plot and the characters. Her writing never fails to make me cry. I cannot wait for the 2nd book to come out. It has characters from TID and TMI in it, their story and what they're up to is mentioned without them overpowering the new story! 100% recommend this book!! If you're looking to read it, definitely read the infernal devices, then the mortal instruments first, it makes it so much better with all the stories tied together :)
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mainly good Alright, I did enjoy this book, but I really did not see any romantic connection between the two main characters. As Friends, for sure! But otherwise I just could not see it. But the Blackthorn Family, I loved. Christina, I loved. Kit, I loved. But Emma and Julian, It just wasn't for me. Although It was enjoyable, that part made me cringe.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK!! I have read all of Cassandra Claire's books and have never been disappointed. This book was no different. Lady Midnight is a continuation of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series, only this time the storyline focuses on Emma Carstairs (...RELATED TO JEM!!!) There are SO MANY references to characters of the past books and this novel gives readers insight as to what changed in the Shadow World after the end of City of Heavenly Fire. Emma is a hilarious, rebellious and relatable character. She is essentially the girl version of Jace. The book itself hooks you in on the very first page and keeps you hooked until the end. It contains so many plot twists, as most of Cassandra's books do, that there is NEVER a dull point. I 110% recommend this book for fans of TMI and TID, as well as those who haven't read any of Cassandra's books before (although after reading this, I guarantee you will be hooked and read the other 2 series.) I cannot wait until the next book!
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from majesticness I bought this a week ago because I read the Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments so this was a MUST to read. And I did. I finished these 600 pages in less than 3 days because I just literally could not put the book down, it was pulling me in with every flip of the page. It's not for everyone though, if you like fantasy, adventure, mystery, action and much more, this is for you. READ IT.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I have come to love the Shadowhunter World that Cassandra Clare has invented and this book is no exception. The only deception is the wait for book 2!
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I bought this book to read over the March break and I couldn't put it down. I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare and I have to admit I was a little reluctant to let go of the Mortal Instruments characters but I was not disappointed. Emma Carstairs is an amazing protagonist who is completely relatable with all her flaws. She is fierce and witty I loved seeing through her eyes. Julian seems like the most perfect guy in the world with the way he cares for all his little siblings. I fell in love quickly. The plot of this book revolved around a mystery and it was very interesting up until the point where it was solved. It seemed as thought it was solved so quickly after so much time spent gather clues that I was just like, okay that's it? There was a plot twist that made up for the speedy conclusion. Overall I have to say it was absolutely amazing, I loved they way mystery was combined with romance. If you are a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments characters like I am, don't worry. Cassandra drops a lot of hints about what Alec, Magnus, Jace, Isabelle, Clary and SImon are all up to. Warning, there is a huge cliff-hanger at the end and I don't know if I can wait for the next book!!
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.5/5 stars At this point I think that we can all agree Clare is writing fan-fiction of her own fiction which was originally a basically it’s like Fic-ception. It’s no secret that I’m definitely not the biggest fan of Cassandra Clare. I mean don’t get me wrong, I was downright OBSESSED from the ages of 12-15, even after I felt like the books started to drag on and get old I still kept reading them and buying the latest installments which is exactly why I picked up Lady Midnight. It’s like a sick love-hate relationship, I’ve invested so much time and so many feelings into the Shadowhunter world I have to know what’s going on and I keep coming back. Needless to say going into this book with an open-mind took a lot of hard-work and there was definitely more than one moment in time where I had to stop and give myself a talk like “Megan can you just chill and not be such a hater for once in your life that would be great thanks.” Characters: 4/5 Surpassed my expectations. Usually I would say that the fact the main characters were only 17 felt a little unbelievable but with Lady Midnight I’d say Clare managed to pull it off. The way Emma and Julian reacted to certain situations, the responsibilities they took over, even just their thought-processes and dialogue had them looking like they could easily be in their mid-twenties but due to the traumatic events of their past’s and a life of constantly having to watch their back’s it felt a lot more creditable and I was able to role with it. In a surprising turn of events I actually really liked Emma and I really didn’t expect to. Emma knew her shit. Unlike Clare’s previous protagonists Clary (The Mortal Instruments) and Tessa (The Infernal Devices) Emma has been a Shadowhunter her entire life. She knew how to kick ass and take care of herself from the start and it was definitely a refreshing change from the classically stereotypical formula of “ Girl/her family member/bestfriend/I really don’t care gets kidnapped/hurt/see’s monsters and suddenly said girl has magic powers and she’s in a Whole New World and OMG HOT BOI”. She didn’t let her feelings for Julian take control (looking at you Clary), and for the most part kept a level head. She was sharp, strong and fun to follow along with as the book progressed. I loved the fact that she was normal. Every bit of skill she had she earned herself I can’t say much more about Julian other than that he was precious. So, so precious. Here I was expecting your typical Angsty Art Hunk Hipster and what I got was a sad and tired boy who literally referred to his siblings as “my babies”. From the age of 12 he was the only person his siblings had and since then he’s been the glue holding his little family together, doing the grocery shopping, cooking meals, cleaning, and taking care of their uncle and the institute as well (I got a real Baudelaire Orphans vibe from the situation). He was more of a maternal figure-head, and could go into full on mother-bear mode and it was great to see such a role played by a male protagonist when it’s so often we see it designated to a female character. The children were entertaining and engaging as well, though they played much smaller role’s, each of them with their own distinct personalities. Of the 4 of them I found Tiberious to be the most interesting with his straightforward words and subtle way he tried to look out for his family. Also, It’s not often you find characters dealing with forms of Autism or Asburgers in YA fiction. You could tell just from what was shown of him in this book he’ll be playing a larger role in the future. To be honest my favorite piece of this story had to be those centering around Mark, the Blackthorns half-brother (half-fae and half-nephilim) who was forced to leave the family and join The Dark Hunt (a wild party of faeries that reap the dead and fly across the sky) when he was only 16. In my opinion his story carried the most compelling plot device and if Clare had focused this book more around him, or gone as far as to make him the protagonist and centre the plot around the unseelie/seelie court and his experience with the hunt I think she would have come out with a much stronger and gripping novel. I can’t go too deeply into his situation without spoiling too much of the book but we’ve seen so much of the Shadowhunter world already diving into the cruel and strange world of the faeries would be so interesting. And Cristina was adorable ( but I refuse to believe in Mark x Christina. Refuse.I found my solid Mark ship and I’m not letting it go.) Writing: 3/5 To be honest the writing could feel quite weak at times. It would go in breaks, flowing nicely with strong descriptions and then suddenly we’d be hit with the words “blue-green” used as an adjective for the 20th time (I’m not exagerating I even started counting). The character descriptions themselves were annoyingly done. The way Clare illustrates her characters, they’re always “pretty”, “beautiful”, sculpted like a God from heaven etc. I have no problem with attractive characters there are just so many different, subtler, and substantial ways to describe appearance past “she was pretty and had brown hair”. The first 25% of the book was filtered with constant outfit descriptions that felt a little awkward and annoying. I don’t give a flying frack if she was wearing a baby pink sweater and a pencil skirt. Fortunately, this problem fixed itself and for the next 3/4ths of the novel hardly came up. Now say what you want about her but If there’s one thing Cassandra Clare knows how to do it’s creating relationships that people can’t help but get helplessly, emotionally attached to and with this book her powers were stronger than ever and I AM WEAK OK and I fell for the trap. I had so many ships reading this book. So many. I’m embarrassed The love-story, or the multiple love-stories, involved in the book and their intensities felt so much more believable due to the fact that the characters involved in each of them had known each other for years and years. Feelings had actually had time to develop strongly and truly, and made me actually care. And while romance was a definite part of the plot it wasn’t all encompassing and as the book switched through the different character perspectives it was easy to sink into them and get to know each one for who they were. Of course last but not least I have to rant a little with my ultimate pet-peeve...the random, unnecessary references towards past characters and events. One time? Two times?Okay cool fine, that’s fun but when it happens over a dozen times it starts to feel like I’m being manipulated into caring about a storyline/characters I’ve either a)never read before b) have already read but forgot about c) already adore or d) I AM KIND OF SICK OF. This is what your little mini novella’s are for Clare. When reader’s get randomly slammed with facts about characters that have nothing to do with building up the plot it feels awkward and forced. For example on pg.156, one second we’re learning about necromancy the next Emma’s wondering why Magnus and Alec haven’t gotten married. Why should we care? Emma isn’t close to Magnus or Alec, and she’s thinking about dark magic rituals why was marriage suddenly brought up and on the table? It just feels off. And for those who don’t want to read through the six novels making up The Mortal Instruments it’ll feel like they’re missing random bits and pieces of this series... But I’m also being a bit of a hater because again; this is my biggest pet-peeve when it comes to Cassandra Clare’s books. Pacing: 3/5 Little warning: this book is slow. Rather than action it focuses a lot more on character and relationship development (romantic, platonic, and familial). It’s one way in which I noticed a huge difference in this book compared to Clare’s previous series. Rather than drawing out the angsty pining and will-they-won’t-they we get to deal with it straight on which is something I genuinely appreciated. On the other hand, sometimes it felt like I was never getting anywhere and the plot had little excitement until about the 70% mark. World Building: 2.5/5 The Shadowhunter world is the same as it always has been. Throughout the initial chapters Clare gives us natural little info-dumps that are helpful and guide the reader through the laws and ways of the nephilim and the downworlders. Despite this, I found it hard to be fully immersed. Regardless of the the small appearance’s made of the faeries in charge of Mark’s release, and a small smattering of meetings with Downworlder’s the characters rarely left the institute and the atmosphere just felt lacking. On a last note the forbidden love trope is getting to be a bit much. From what I’ve seen in Cassandra Clare’s previous two series it’s become a classic move for her and I feel like she could really spread her proverbial wings and do so much better. We know they’re going to get together in the end. We know it. Just a little communication could save us all at least 1,000 pages of drama but I’m still willing to stick around and see where this goes (because I’m weak.) To those starting the Shadowhunter books for the first time, if it weren’t for the fact that there are so many spoilers for the previous series in this one, I would suggest picking up this book first. The characters are more diverse, fleshed out and interesting, their relationships more complex and easy to fall into. If you don’t plan on reading The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices then I’d say go for it. At the same time, prepare yourselves for small bouts of confusion (same for those who haven’t read either of the previous two series in a long time or those who haven’t picked up the million’s of little mini-stories Clare’s left behind in her wake) as the random name-dropping and allusion’s to past events could feel a little thorny.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really great book I have been in love with the mortal instrument series for a long time, and this book was somewhat different- though in a good way. It has just the right amount of humour and action in it to make it perfect. I would highly recommend this book this book to anyone who is looking for a mystery and adventure. Though to understand this new trilogy you should read all the other cassandra clare books first.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If i could give 6/5 stars, I would. There's not much to say about this book without spoiling it. The main plot of the book revolves around Emma Carstairs, our main protagonist, searching for the man, woman or thing that killed her father, while also dealing with her feelings towards her best friend and parabatai, Julian Blackthorn. These 668 pages had me in such an emotional mess. One page I would be laughing out loud over what a Blackthorn said, or I was giggling like a school girl over Julian and Emma. Another page I would be on the edge of my seat, gasping over the betrayal, or crying over heartbreak. Emma and Julian have such a tender relationship, your heart will both flutter and ache because of it. I have heard people say it's just another Cassandra Clare book - it is nothing like I have ever read from her before. This one is more of thriller, a mystery. The romance feels more real. There is far less comic relief, which causes the emotions after to be so raw. I only finished this book 6 hours ago and when I start thinking about Emma and Julian, or Ty and Livvy, Tavvy, Dru, even what Mark has gone through, my heart wrenches. It is so beautiful, HIGHLY recommend for ANYONE who has read ALL of Cassandra Clare's work (I say all because you will be spoiled on the other books if you go into it before reading them in advance. This includes Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy and maybe even the Bane Chronicles.)
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Three and a Half Stars Cassandra Clare's newest book is a monster -- this sucker is big! I loved all of the characters in this new book -- except Julian and Emma. Clare did a wonderful job creating the Blackthorn children; I loved their personalities, quirks and interests. She gently touches on different learning and behavioral patterns, and I really enjoyed learning about Mark and his journey. What I didn't enjoy as much as Julian and Emma's relationship; their dynamic seemed. . . well, unconvincing. Julian with his family -- great. Emma and the family -- great. Emma and Julian together? As friends, believable. Beyond that. . . again, rather unconvincing for me. Emma is touted to be the next greatest Shadowhunter, but I wasn't impressed by her prowess. Julian is dealing with many burdens and responsibilities (and I sympathize) but he lacks Jem's endearing compassion and Jace's smart ass charm; I just didn't love him as the male lead. He is a wonderful brother and surrogate father but he was a bit boring. This is a strong Cassandra Clare book, and I am VERY happy to see it will be a trilogy rather than an over-extended series.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking Foward I have loved all of Cassandra Clare's books and im looking forward to reading this one
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't read it...yet I haven't read it yet, but C. Clare's books have always brought me excitement and adventure. I can't wait! (Well actually I kind of have to..) *sighs* {btw it didn't post the first time so I'm re posting, if there's two idk what happened}
Date published: 2016-01-24