This last week, on March 8th, Cassandra Claire's latest novel hit the shelves! Lady Midnight is the first in a new spin off series called Dark Artifices which is similar to the Infernal Devices spinoff only set much later and in Los Angeles rather than England. How far are y'all? I am several hundred pages in and it is AMAZING. I must also thank Cassandra Claire for giving us not a measly 300 pages, but nearly 700 PAGES! It makes the wait that much more worth it!
"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
|This pic may claim that I am on page 124, but this|
was taken on day 1 of my owning the book.
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." (B&N.com)
How are you guys liking it? Do you love the appearance, references, etc to other characters, places, times, that we've already read about? Id love to hear your opinions!