Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Review: Lady Midnight (Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

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Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication: March *th 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Book Description:
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

My Thoughts:

I’ve been a huge fan of Cassandra Clare for such a long time. And read her books from front to back. I always thought, what if she ventures out from the Nephilim series? She’s an amazing storyteller and can write any kinds of genre. After reading Lady Midnight, I was happy that she didn’t ventured away from her Angel series. This book is holy amazing!

The story started after the Great War where Cold Peace was established. Rules where bequeathed where Nephilim, Underworlders and Faes are forbidden to associate with one another.

The world-building is superb. It is intricate and easy to get lost into. Also, her writing style is what made me like her more. It’s simple and you get to see the story from different perspectives. I also love how she manages to create cliff-hangers in the end (So Cassandra). Now, I am impatiently waiting for the next book.

The character-building is also good. You get to see the characters growth/maturity throughout the book. You also get to see the story from different angles/perspective without giving away the twists. There are also many characters from the old series that will resurface every now and then.

As for the romance, it is well thought of. I thought it was predictable. But in the end, it’s actually one of those heart wrenching twisted moments –sigh- I don’t know why it was so cruel  yet so good?

Overall, Lady Midnight is an amazing read. Loyal fans of Cassandra Clare won’t be disappointed.

I give this 4 Whales.


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