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Lady Midnight: Collector's Edition (Volume 1) (The Dark Artifices)

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Here's a girl who's been a Shadowhunter all her life, who grew up with all of the customs we're so used to learning about throughout the past books, who's already lived through a war and survived. I used to skip such scenes, blushing and mortified that maybe someone noticed what I just read even when I completely alone 😂.

Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.The previous Saturday kicked off Cassandra Clare’s UK and Ireland tour for Lady Midnight and fans who attended the London Super Fan Event were also able to meet Dominic [. I admit this, I got fed up by Clare's constant Edgar Allan Poe references and when I skimmed to the ending part and saw Annabel Lee from Allan Poe's poem being a mother fucking actual character in this book, I lost it and quit. Alright, I know I'm supposed to care about Emma and her investigation to find her parents' killer, I know I'm supposed to care about Julian, his emotional problems and his hotness, I know I'm also supposed to find the younger Blackthorn siblings cute and adorable---I'm supposed to care because that is exactly what Clare's tone and her writing has been indicating all along: most of the main characters were given a lengthy backstory, their daily routines (e. Perfect art by Loweana - who seriously makes my favorite art for every single fandom; The Cruel Prince, Six of Crows, and now The Dark Artifices! Especially how Ty, Mark, and Arthur had complex and different ways of thinking and dealing with issues.

She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city.Another series within the poorly constructed world of Shadowhunters, a world which obviously is borrowed from Harry Potter?

Alongside her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols Los Angeles, where vampires party and faeries – the most powerful of supernatural creatures – teeter on the edge of war with Shadowhunters.

This story went in so many directions I wasn't expecting at the start, and I'm dying to see how things play out in the rest of the trilogy. Also, this really solidifies that you really should read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy before starting this book.

Lady Midnight follows various characters and plotlines, most notably including our Forbidden Romantic Plotline, our The Cold Peace Is Terrible plotline, and our Julian Gets Repeatedly Fucked Over By The Clave plotline, but every plotline has a common villain: systematic prejudice. Also, full disclosure, I’ve had a thing for the “dark haired, broody, tortured artist” type since high school and Adrian from Vampire Academy and Julian really is the epitome of that, too. Every word, every sentence, every punctuation had me hooked to the very core to the point where putting this book down was torture. The book is told from different points of view, namely: Emma, Julian, Cristina, Kit, Mark, and, briefly, Annabel.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. Because after being reintroduced to these characters, I forgot all about The Mortal Instruments and the characters that preceded Emma and Julian five years earlier. Lady Midnight is the first book in what is going to be a trilogy named The Dark Artifices and in this first installment, we deal with the aftermath of the Dark War that, after 5 years, it still has a huge impact in the Shadowhunter world.

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