Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Walker Books Release Date: March 8th 2016 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance Pages: 698 --- In a kingdom by the sea…
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
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. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth? --- So I have been a massive Cassie Clare fan since a good few years ago. Obviously I devoured this as soon as it came out last year and I even met here when she toured in Ireland, but I took it upon myself to reread this beauty in anticipation for its sequel Lord of Shadows.
Lady Midnight follows the story of Emma Carstairs, a Shadowhunter determined to find out who or what killed her parents when she was younger. And on this quest with the help of her new friend, Cristina and her parabatai, Julian, she discovers the many secrets that are involved.
I just love Cassandra Clare’s books so much. Her characters are so so so diverse and amazing and unique, even though she has hundreds. I ship Julian and Emma so much, even though they’re parabatai and I really hope they find a way to break the “curse”. I especially ship Mark and Kieran because they’re both BEAUTIFUL creatures. I love all the Blackthorn kids and Diana and Cristina and her backstory and I love the many cameos from The Mortal Instruments characters.
It’s an engrossing rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish and I highly highly recommend this epic installation in the Shadowhunter universe. Cassie, without a doubt, is my favourite writer ever.