Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Book Review

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

 I have to say that this new trilogy spin-off by Cassandra Clare has taken my heart away, I read this book 20 hours straight.

  The Blackthorn family have lost so much during the  war and the Clave has ensured their suffering continues. Lady Midnight occurs 5 years after the Dark War. Life is hard enough for Jules. Life is extremely more difficult for Jules these upcoming three weeks now that his brother Mark has returned by the WildHunt as a bartering tool by the Unseelie Court. How is Jules going to manage being a sibling-parent along with protecting his eldest brother from the Fae, the Clave, and unfortunately Mark from himself. While Jules is handling these responsibilities his parabatai, Emma is trying to solve the murder of her parents/her place within the Blackthorn home.

Lady Midnight has a great cast of new characters mixed with some familiar faces. The novel circles around the questions:
What would you do for love?
How far would you go to obtain true love?


Julian & Emma are similar to Jace and Clary, especially since Emma constantly taking risk while Jules is a artist. Even though these characters are fashioned towards the previous series relationship they actually remind me of  Alex and Aiden from Jennifer L. Armentrout Convenant series.  The Mortal Instrument we hardly had time in the New York Institute, most of our time was spent chasing the roller coster that is Jace & Clary. This novel is so different from the previous serious and I love it so. You really get a chances to learn the different personality of each of the Blackthorns family members, especially the eldest brother Mark Blackthorn.

Jules fantasized about his older brother returning to the Institute, elevating the pressure of all his responsibilities but Mark’s return only added another heavy responsibility upon his shoulders. It’s a joyous reunion for the entire family but a heartbreaking reality for Jules.

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Cassandra Clare is a creative writer. Please don’t think I didn’t realize that every chapter was a line from my favorite poet Edgar Allen Poe final poem Annabel Lee.

The Dark Artifices has taken my heart away. I can’t imagine what Cassandra Clare plot twist/turns or plot reveals might be awaiting us in the future. I’m so happy that Cassandra Clare is giving the Blackthorn family their time in the sun but that last plot twist in the last chapter scandalous!

If you can’t seem to find the time to read a 669 about the epic romances which is now Jules and Emma please take the chances to listen to  the audiobook narrated by Morena Baccarin.

Also I wanted to share my favorite quotes from the book are:

“There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“Lex malla, lex nulla. A bad law is no law.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“Life is short, and wisdom long to learn.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“Laws are meaningless, child. There is nothing more important than love. And no law higher.”
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“You belong where you’re loved.” 
 Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

Hopefully you enjoyed my review

About Morena Baccarin

Morena Silva de Vaz Setta Baccarin (Portuguese pronunciation: [moˈɾenɐ ˈbakaɾĩ]; born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian actress. She is known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, Vanessa in the superhero comedy film Deadpool, and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013). She plays the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox television series Gotham.

About Cassandra Clare

“Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.”

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