The Dark Artifices – Lady Midnight

Quote: Christina rolled her eyes.

“Don’t roll your eyes. It punctures my dramatic moment. I want my dramatic moment unpunctured.”  


Blurb:  In a kingdom…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. She lives for battle. Alongside her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols Los Angeles, where vampires party in the sunset strip, and faeries – the most powerful of supernatural creatures – teeter on the edge of war with shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries are found 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 by the Faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderers target 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?

My review:

The dark Artifices – lady midnight is apart of the shadowhunter chronicles by Cassandra Clare. It will soon be a three book series of the dark artifices, however many of the other shadowhunter chronicles link. There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about the book. I didn’t like certain endings, but that is only because as any reader they hope for the best outcome. I fell in love with the many characters, the cover and the storyline. After reading many of the books, I hope and strive to be a shadowhunter and be kick-butt awesome!  If you find that this story is of interest to you, check out the next, Lord of Shadows and many other stories of the shadowhunter chronicles. Highly recommended by me.


Page count: 668


Author: Cassandra Clare

Star rating: 5 out of 5 stars