Summary

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally best-selling 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.
©2016 Cassandra Clare (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
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"Clare's well-developed protagonists...pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage." ( Publishers Weekly)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Miss Emma Graham on 25-04-17

i just cant get into it with the narrator

really struggling to get even half way, not the story more the narrator. just does not work for me doesn't feel like she fits the story

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3 out of 5 stars
By Work in progress on 01-06-17

And they call us mundane!

The actual story was ok but there was an awful lot of recap and just listing what every character was doing, 'libby was reading, ty was on the computer, emma was clearing up pizza boxes etc etc'. It actually makes being descended from angels sound quite boring.
The narration lacked drama and there were occasions where the emphasis was on the wrong bit of the sentence (like the narrator hadn't read through it first).

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