Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices
Publication Date: Mar 2016
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Age Group: YA
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 668
Format: ePub
Source: Purchased
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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?

   I have put this review off for two months now. First, it was because I wanted to read it again before I reviewed it. Then it was because I felt guilty. I felt guilty because I didn't like it. Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors and I've always loved everything of hers that I've read... until this book. I mean, it was okay, but not earth shattering. I almost DNFed this one, but I finished it because I feel like I am personally invested in the world she's created. I finished it because I'm hoping that I like book 2 more. But it was an uphill battle for me.

   Everything about the book was excellent, except for the story. I didn't enjoy the story. I loved the characters--old and new. There were no plot holes or glaring editing issues. I just didn't like the story itself. To be honest, I can't even put my finger on why I didn't like the story, and that's why I've held off on this review. I hate reviewing something without knowing why like like or dislike it.

  I do look forward to the release of book 2 and truly hope that I enjoy it more than this one.

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