Parabatai In Full Force

Parabatai In Full Force

Lady Midnight is the first book of Cassandra Clare’s new high fantasy, mystery trilogy. The novel is set in the Shadowhunter world as are Cassandra Clare’s other series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Lady Midnight is set five years after where The Mortal Instruments series concluded. Shadowhunters are born and trained to protect humans from the demon world. In The Mortal Instruments: Heavenly Fire the main protagonist of Lady Midnight, twelve year old shadowhunters (half angel, half human warriors)  Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn (along with his six other siblings) are introduced to readers.

“The choices we make, make us.”- Cassandra Clare, is a quote from the book that speaks true to young adults.parabati

In Lady Midnight, Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn are parabatai; shadowhunters who fight together as lifelong partners, bound together by oath, and who are willing to lay down their lives for one another. Emma and Julian are both orphans, they live in Los Angeles and as Julian’s parabatai, Emma helps him raise his siblings while his uncle Arthur is mentally ill and is no help.

“Everyone is more than one thing… We are more than single actions we undertake, whether they be good or evil.”- Cassandra Clare.

bookAfter the events of Heavenly Fire, Emma has always questioned who murdered her parents after they were found dead on the beach. In Lady Midnight, we follow Emma and the Blackthorns (Julian’s family) unravel the mystery of her parents death, while Emma discovers things from deep within her and that those you believe in will not hesitate to betray you.

Lady Midnight is a novel filled with twist and turns, family love, and betrayal; the novel presents the reader with excellent imagery with Los Angeles as the setting. This novel is a spring must read. It is able to serve laugh out loud moments, and also heartfelt ones. Lady Midnight is a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars.    


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