Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight

Book - 2016
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"Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs and her parabatai Julian Blackthorn race to stop a demonic plot that threatens Los Angeles"--
Published: New York :, Margaret K. McElderry Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442468351
Branch Call Number: YA CLA
Characteristics: 668, [30] pages ;,24 cm.


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VaughanPLShelly Sep 19, 2019

It has been more than a few years since I first read the Shadowhunter novels, but reading Lady Midnight brought me back in. Cassandra Clare truly has a gift for writing intense characters that you can't help but love. I don't usually read long books but I find this series so compelling and a tad heartbreaking (though it is still amazing).

Aug 07, 2019

In this new series set in Cassandra Clare’s fascinating Shadowhunter world, Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn are parabatai–best friends since Julian’s father and Emma’s parents were killed in a Shadowhunter war when they were young. But although the ruling Shadowhunter Clave is content to say Emma’s parents were killed by the evil Valentine Morgenstern, the main enemy in the war, Emma believes something else brought them to their doom. When she finds a body etched with dark script just like those of her parents, she knows she has to be right, and she resolves to follow the investigation wherever it should lead–even if that means treating with the Faeries, with whom contact is forbidden as punishment for their role in the war. Along the way, she is assisted not only by the large orphaned Blackthorn family, but also the romance-obsessed Malcolm Fade, High Warlock of Los Angeles, and by Mark Blackthorn, Julian’s half-Fae brother, mysteriously returned by the Fae right when they most needed him. As they delve deeper into the shadowy society behind the murders, Emma and Julian start to realize they have another problem–that their feelings for each other may not exactly be best friends, but perhaps something more. And what if the Clave finds out what they are doing?
I have read everything that Cassandra Clare has written, and this new book doesn’t disappoint. Her characters are always intensely likable, her plots are exciting and she knows how to write a great twist. Stellar writing. Looking forward to the next book of the Dark Artifices!

Aug 03, 2019

Boring, not much happens

LVCCLD_Jeff Apr 27, 2018

A rough start to the sequel series of The Mortal Instruments series. I had difficulties getting into this novel as easily as I did The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices. I feel like the main issue was with character development. I was not able to connect to these characters as well as I could with the previous ones. I think that this is remedied in Lord of Shadows, but it is unfortunate that the beginning of this trilogy is a little difficult to get through. I would try your best to get through it as I feel Lord of Shadows is worth it, and is building up for a huge ending with Queen of Air and Darkness in late 2018.

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

This was unnecessarily dark and depressing. The tone and even characters are miles away from Mortal Instruments or Infernal Devices. Two thumbs down.
Reviewed by Reagan, a Teen Library Council member

Mar 27, 2018

I absolutely loved it!
I loved the diversity in the characters in the story! As a mom of a boy with autism, I have to say I loved the way she portrayed a character on the spectrum without even using the word “autism”. She did it so carefully and totally respectful, it was so good to read about in a fantasy novel.

Also as a Mexican, I felt a closer connection to Cristina, since I knew exactly what she was talking about when she mentioned places, food, or even neighborhoods in Mexico City. I could picture it perfectly; it made my reading experience enjoyable.

And the story itself…AMAZING!!! It has the “forbidden love” cliché and the crazy things people do for it, but Cassandra Clare manages to make it absolutely incredible!!!

Oct 18, 2017

Overall, a pretty good book from the amazing author Cassandra Clare. She weaves a tale of mystery and deception-just remeber: “Trust No One”. This book was only a 7/10 for me though because of the lack of understanding that the characters showed at a pivotal point in the plot-AKA the beginning of the climax. Instead or racing to their destination and saving a character in neged they shared stories providing precious time to the anatagonist. Regardless, Another great book form the Shadowhunter series!

LoganLib_Kirra Sep 29, 2017

Lady Midnight is a thrilling tale with a unqiue, dangerous quest for the Shadowhunters. It’s hard to say which series is the best because The Infernal Devices and this first book in The Dark Artifices series were both pretty enjoyable reads but I think this one wins purely because it’s a combination of the present storyline with Emma as well as everyone in TMI and TID books. That means you get to see all your favourite characters again and the plot of this book was the best yet in my opinion. I think it was the most interesting and mysterious book yet because it explored so much more than the Shadowhunter’s world since it was also very intertwined with the Fair Folk and a familiar Shadowhunters family, the Blackthorns.

Aug 19, 2017

Let me just start by saying; I like the Mortal Instruments better. But can any other series in the Shadowhunter world ever really top the original?
Now let me say; I loved this book.
I can see where people may be viewing Mrs. Clare's continuously growing prospects for spin-off series in the Shadowhunter world and seem annoyed or incredulous, thinking she's 'milking the same cow over and over', but it would be hard to keep those feelings after reading any of her books.
I am always surprised by the ease in which I am transported into Clare's books, how I almost instantly connect with the characters and feel their pains and joys. She knows how to artfully weave a story of heartbreak and hope, of injustice underlying her world just as well as friendship.
Taking place about 5 years after the City of Heavenly Fire, Emma Carstairs is in LA, working everyday on keeping up with her training and looking into every possible lead on who really killed her parents and why. Living with the Blackthorns has been the best thing that's happened to her since the Dark War, even if there's something about her parabatai, Julian that's suddenly making her feel and think things forbidden to them.
With her new best friend Cristina going the group for her travel year, Emma becomes aware of a promising lead into her parent's murder.
As death after death become uncovered, and faerie involvement drops a very-changed Mark back on the Institute's doors, Emma begins to lose sight how this all connects to the investigation she's really interested in.
With issues of the heart and dangers of the body seemingly at every turn, Emma, Julian, Cristina and the Blackthorns must re=examine who they can trust and figure out how to solve this murder mystery before they become victims of their own.

Aug 15, 2017

I absolutely love this book. It will shatter your soul and captivate you in an adventurous and heart-breaking world. Join Emma as she tries to find the one responsible for the murders of her parents. Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors. Her writing is stunning.

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Mar 16, 2017

Why lie?

Dec 27, 2016


Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jul 05, 2016

"In a kingdom by the sea."

Jun 26, 2016

have you always been this careless


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Jul 05, 2016

Instead of Clary and Jace, it's Julian and Emma, who were minor characters before. All in all, the Parabatai bond comes into play, and Magnus gets involved- again.


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