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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifacts, Book One) by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifacts, Book One)
by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lady Midnight is the beginning of a new series by Cassandra Clare. This one called the Dark Artifices and it takes place about 5 or so years after the end of the Mortal Instruments series, give or take a few years. But you will hear Clary and Jace's name's brought up and it's not that far removed from the end of the Mortal Instruments. Just to give you an idea where we are starting, but we are not in New York, the setting of the Mortal Instruments, nor are we in London, the setting of the Infernal Devices, we are in San Francisco. Completely new city, completely new set of shadowhunters, well sort of.

You know how those same names seem to keep popping up again and again! You will find them again, and some of our favorites will drop in for a visit now and again in this story.

Here we have a disconnect between the faerie world and the Shadowhunter world, they are no longer in communication, yet a series of deaths brings the faerie's to the Institute for help, but is all really as it seems? Young Emma Carstairs and her parabati Julian Blackthorn are tasked with the job of discovering the truth, with the help of only their younger siblings and Mark, Julian's older brother who was kidnapped by the fae and has no idea of the normal world. This is almost an impossible task. But, if they can do it, they can ensure that Mark will be able to stay in the Shadowhunter world and not have to return to the fae. Julian will have part of his family back, something he has always wanted.

Once again, Cassandra Clare gives us a story of youth facing a daunting task, that should be well over their heads, and yet they attack it with courage and determination that is unbelieveable at times, they do not give up. Their faith in each other and belief in what is right supersedes anything else. You will fall for these characters!

Book Two:  Lord of Shadows               Review Link

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