Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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?

Hi Bookies,


Today I finally got the chance to review the latest installment in Cassandra Clare’s repertoire, Lady Midnight! I read this awhile ago but because of school and extracurriculars, it’s been awhile since I could just sit down and get all my thoughts out. So without further ado, Lady Midnight!


Cassandra Clare is legendary in the YA author community so when Lady Midnight was announced, it was all hype. At the beginning of the book, it didn’t really live up to the expectations, it took me awhile to get into it but by the third chapter, it finally got interesting for me. So if it seems boring at first, stick it out because I promise it gets better. The storyline was really good and definitely helped expand the Shadowhunter universe. The plot is about a series of murders happening in Los Angeles and is being blamed on the Seelie (fae). Emma and the Blackthorns have only two weeks to solve the case or their recently returned brother Mark would be returned to the Wild Hunt, a group of faerie huntsmen.


One of the reasons I loved this book was I couldn’t guess the ending. I can usually guess the mystery before it is revealed but this book really stumped me! An added bonus was all the cameos of previous shadowhunter characters from other books. Every appearance of Magnus, Clary, Jace, Jem, and even Church made me me squeal and fall over with delight!


Many people ask me the question “What order they should read Cassandra Clare’s series in”. It really doesn’t matter since each can get by as individual series but honestly I think you should read it like this:

  1. The Mortal Instruments
  2. The Infernal Devices
  3. The Dark Artifacts

If you have any questions on why that’s my preferred order, feel free to email me!!

I give this book

XOX Shelby Grace

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