Thursday, May 12, 2016
Lady Midnight Review
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 to her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angele, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries-the most powerful of the supernatural creatures-teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the sam 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 the sea caves full of sorcery to the 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 bare to know the truth?
This book was better then I expected it to be. I am one of those people who were waiting for this book for months-not years. Well maybe a year but, the wait was worth it. Like usually Cassandra's writing is extremely beautiful, along with the normal Cassandra Clare style.
I am really enjoying the new location. The Mortal Instruments was in New York, The Infernal Devices in London and now we are in Los Angeles. Now it would be cool to have it in Canada, I mean I am not just saying that because I am Canadian.
Emma was such an amazing character. She was so different compared to Cassandra's other main characters Tessa and Clary. Cassandra Clare is so skilled at making characters in the same world, but have them so unique and different. Emma would have to be the most badass and much more of a risk-taker compared to Tessa and Clary. Unlike them, Emma already knew about the Shadowhunter world which was pretty cool.
5 out of 5 stars