Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

In a kingdom by the sea…In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the str...


Details Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

TitleLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)
ISBN9781442468351
Author
Release DateMar 8th, 2016
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Reviews Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

  • Lily Poo
    2012-03-15
    THIS FIRST PART WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2012.Jesus the book isn't even out yet and you guys are trashing it already. Seriously, wait at least until it comes out, read it and THEN give your opinion. Right now it's just useless and pissing all of us fans off. She's not milking this. If she really just wanted more money, she wouldn't work so hard on all of this beautiful material she's creating for US. FOR US. She doesn't have to do this, she coul...
  • Zoë
    2016-02-01
    Update After 2017 Reread:I still absolutely love this first book! It is a solid start to what is most likely going to be an amazing series. However, I disagree with former me's review (down below). I think I was still high on the adrenaline of the finale while reading that, because, personally, it is not better than Clockwork Princess. I mean, that was a very bold statement. What was I thinking? It's amazing, but nothing can come to Clockwork Pri...
  • Regan
    2016-03-10
    By far the most rich story Cassie has put out to date.
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2016-03-27
    OH MAN. STILL PROCESSING EVERYTHING. BUT OH MAN THIS WAS GREAT. FULL VIDEO REVIEW TO COME!
  • Sasha Alsberg
    2012-08-17
    LADY MIDNIGHT tore me apart then pieced me back together....then tore me apart again.LOVED this book!A very detailed review will be up on my channel later this week! :)
  • Emma Giordano
    2015-01-03
    OH MY GOODNESS. I don't think I'll ever be able to say it's better than The Mortal Instruments . . . but WOWWWW WAS THIS BOOK ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!This book was absolutely phenomenal. I think it is some of Cassandra Clare's best work to date. To the people who say all of Cassie's books are the same, I hope Lady Midnight finally shuts you up. No more stories about "orphaned girls who aren't aware of their supernatural powers." (P.S. Clary was never ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2014-09-21
    It took me three weeks to finish this book. THREE! But that doesn't mean I didn't like it (on the contrary), it was just because this was a really eventful month and it messed up my reading schedule badly, for two weeks I read only one chapter per day, so now you see why it took me so long to finish it. BUT I FINALLY DID. AND NOW I WANT/NEED MORE.I mean... my interest wasn't really picked until page 350 or so... but after that page everything was...
  • Katerina
    2014-12-04
    “Entreat me not to leave thee,Or return from following after thee-For whither thou goest, I will go” The parabatai oath always makes me weep.By the Angel, my hands are shaking as I'm trying to compose a decent review. I feel broken beyond repair, Cassandra Clare's words ravaged my sanity, shattered my soul and now I'm on my knees searching for tiny fragments, trying to put together what's left of me. “I was a child and she was a child,In ...
  • Emma Giordano
    2017-03-24
    SUCH A GREAT NOVEL THE SECOND TIME AROUND. I'm so happy I decided to reread Lady Midnight. I feel it really helped me get a better grasp on the plot and the characters. I feel so much more in love with this story (as if I was not the first time). I definitely cried so much AGAIN because of all the feels, and I think I have a new found appreciation for certain parts of the story! For example, the inclusion of neurodiverse people in such a conserva...
  • shreya
    2012-05-09
    **UPDATE** 6/23/13: WAIT.I'M PROBABLY REALLY LATE ON THIS BUT, DAT IS NOT THE COVER FOR THE BOOK....IS IT?!...IT BETTER NOT BE. IS IT?!?!?!?! Cause it doesn't look very put together O_O IT'S NOT. HAHA. I'M KIDDING MYSELF...haha...*nerve-wracked*UPDATE (2013): HONESTLY PEOPLE. STOP. IT. STOP HATING BEFORE THE BOOK IS EVEN OUT. REALLY. JUST STOP. It's one thing to hate AFTER the release and after you've given it a try, and it's another to hate it b...
  • Maureen
    2016-03-14
    I. CANNOT. DEAL.This book was incredible and this series may topple TID as my favorite in the Shadowhunter world if it continues this way. Definitely the strongest first book in any of the series for sure.There were so many things that were RIGHT about this book, but especially the characters. They were fantastic and wonderful and their journey was HEARTBREAKING but still amazing and I just can't deal guys I can't.This book broke me into a millio...
  • alexandra
    2015-05-18
    FULL REVIEW + DISCUSSION ON twirlingpages.com!2/2/2016 : well, i feel like my soul shattered into a billion pieces and blew into the ocean. how will i ever recover from this novel???? or this ending?????? i won't. good bye world. i drowned in my own tears and my entire being fell into shambles thanks to this FANTASTIC novel. i need the next one NOW, even though this one hasn't even released yet... oops.*clears throat* okay, saying LADY MIDNGHT is...
  • C.G. Drews
    2013-11-13
    RE-READ: MAY 2017Omgggg this book has stolen my entire heart. I can't even. I love it more the second time and it's official: THIS IS MY VERY FAVOURITE SHADOWHUNTER BOOK OF THEM ALL. Which is saying something because I love all the Clare books!! My first review still stands true, but here's a smol list of things that really hit me in the reread:• Mark Blackthorn is my absolute favourite feral fairy child of them all and I will cut down his enem...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-02-07
    Update: $3.99 Kindle US today only 8-20-17Okay so I'm just going to put the ole spoiler beware up here because I think I'm just going to start spoiling on most every book I read so that I can talk to myself about it. Ya get meh? ❤Okay so I loved, loved, loved that there were parts that had Jem and Tessa from The Infernal Devices in it. I love them and I loved Jem so much so it was really touching. I liked that it had some parts where Clary, Jac...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2015-11-09
    “The stars wheeled crazily overhead as she spun, sucking in her breath as her body slowed its rolling. She came to a stop on her back, her hair and clothes full of sand and her ears full of the sound of the wildly crashing ocean…” To the people who say that Cassandra Clare is dragging this on, milking the cow, etc: PLEASE STOP. There's people all over the world who are grateful for these books and series. Don't ruin it for everyone else. Y...
  • Laura
    2012-11-06
    "Lex malla, lex nulla. A bad law is no law." This could be one of the hardest reviews I’ve ever written and that’s just because my feelings and thoughts are all over the place and I know, no matter how many days pass, I won’t be able to have a clear response so bear with me. This is going to be a mess.As usual, there were things I liked and things I didn’t. In this particular case, I don’t know if everything I loved can outweigh what I ...
  • Haleema
    2012-03-15
    So I take a almost a two-year hiatus from reading, and I do this. I come back to one of the wretched Shadowhunter series'. I was waiting to get my car fixed at Walmart a few days ago, and I decided to pick this book up. And you know me. Once I start reading something, NO MATTER HOW AWFUL, I must finish. I SUCCUMBED. Pathetic, I know. SUE ME, OKAY?!There are at least a few common things you can find in every Shadowhunter series.1. Forbidden love o...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2016-11-15
    WHY DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER?!?!?I know I haven't been Cassandra Clare's biggest fan in the past... I don't dislike her other books by any means, but I'm just not quite at the same level of wonderful enthusiasm I see in the rest of the book community. I finally got around to reading The Mortal Instruments this spring and was rather neutral about the whole thing. The story's idea was fun, but Jace and Clary kind of irritated me. I wasn't super i...
  • Mizuki
    2013-04-01
    DNF-ed at page. 337.(Link: https://giphy.com/gifs/the-gazette-ur...)Rating: 1.5 stars.(Link: https://giphy.com/gifs/southparkgifs-...)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 (view spoiler)[Annabel Lee from Allan Poe's poem (hide spoiler)] being a mother fucking actual character in this book, I lost it and quit.I am so pissed that I feel the need to write a 'poem' abou...
  • amy
    2018-01-12
    hoooooo boy. i don't really know where to start with this review, since i have so many mixed feelings regarding this book. but!!! not all of them are negative and i promise i have a lot of good things to say about the blackthorns so stay tuned everyone some positive and negative aspects: let's get this out of the way. i went into this book expecting.... absolutely nothing. i'm not the biggest cassandra clare stan, and i could never see myself eve...
  • Josu Grilli
    2012-08-23
    POR FIN.Esta es la novela que más esperaba de este 2016. Han sido dos años de dura espera, de estar pendiente de cada noticia, de decidir no leer adelantos para disfrutar aún más de su lectura… Dos años en los que se han creado unas expectativas que Cassandra Clare ha sabido suplir.Creo que Lady Midnight simboliza el cambio del mundo literario de Cassandra Clare. Nos tenía acostumbrados a novelas llenas de acción, de giros en la tramas i...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2015-08-08
    EDIT 11/04/2016: I had rounded up my rating to four stars, but now I don't remember why on earth I did it. The book pretty much left me nothing. Which is sad, I know. So I'm lowering the rating to three stars."It hurt me being away from you. It feels like there’s a hook dug under my ribs, and there’s something pulling at the other end. Like I’m tethered to you, no matter the distance."Beware the Jane Eyre references, people.Let it be clear:...
  • Fares
    2018-07-07
    Now I want to watch Notting Hill 😂-------------------------------I…*Breaths in*don’t…*Breaths out*know…*Breaths in*what’s…*Breaths out*happening…*Breaths in*Why am I so emotionally drained?Why am I so emotionally invested in these characters?Why do I feel so sad that they do not exist? And why do I want to cry because of that? And why had I cried because of that? And why, just why do they not exist?I don’t know what’s happeni...
  • may ❀
    2018-04-20
    im here to submit my application to be adopted by the blackthorn family, thank you and please protect tavvy and send all my love to julian
  • Lara
    2015-10-25
    “There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.” Well I don't need my heart anyway Cassie you can have it. This book is phenomenal. Much more better than The Mortal Instruments and as emotional as The Infernal Devices. One of the best book Cassie has written so far. I love the shadow world and I don't think that I'll ever get tired of reading about it! I need the next 2 books so bad, m...
  • Lucía
    2016-03-08
    UPDATE #2: Ahora que he tenido un poco más de tiempo para reflexionar, he decidido bajarle la calificación a 3 estrellas. La indiferencia que siento hacia este libro es mucha como para darle algo más que 3.***UPDATE: He decidido darle 3.5 estrellas. Tuve varios problemas con el libro, pero a fin de cuentas el libro sí me gustó.***Necesito consultar mi calificación con la almohada.