Lady Midnight is the first book in the Dark Artifices, a sequel book series to the Mortal Instruments. It will contain cameos from our beloved characters from the Mortal Instruments, and even a few from the Infernal Devices. Plus, it will follow characters we met in City of Lost Souls- Emma Carstairs and the Blackthorn family.
GUYS. This is really an exciting release, possibly my most anticipated of the year (next to the next book in the Throne of Glass Series) If it was not on your horizons, it is now. You're welcome. If you loved the other Shadowhunter books as much as I, you need to read this book! And if you haven't read any, I highly recommend them all. A lot of people say start with the Infernal Devices, because they're better written, I love both, so start with what sounds more interesting to you. (The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices) I do recommend that you read both series before picking up Lady Midnight due to spoilers, but don't worry. It only took me like less than a week and a half to read both series, so I doubt it'll take y'all too long, if you put your minds to it! :) This is such a good series, I don't think you'll want to miss out on it.
Anyway, here's the synopsis for Lady Midnight:
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.
(FYI, Zach Lambertus is sitting next to me, and he says hi.)