“You belong where you’re loved”
Lady Midnight By Cassandra Clare, 657 pgs
Releases March 8th from Margaret K. McElderry Books. 9781442468351
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 Shadowhunter, one in a long line of Shadowhunters tasked with protecting the world from demons. With her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of an secret Los Angeles where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries start turning up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were murdered years ago, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge — and Julian’s chance to get back his half-faerie brother, Mark, who was kidnapped five years ago. All Emma, Mark and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks . . . before the murderer targets them.
Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. As she uncovers the past, she begins to peel away the secrets of the present: What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents — and can she bear to know the truth?
The magic and adventure of the Shadowhunter Chronicles have captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Fall in love with Emma and her friends in this pulse-pounding, heart-rending new volume sure to delight new readers and longtime fans.Synopsis
For those of you who have read Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, this book takes place 5 years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire. For those of you new to Clare’s work, just know that, while this book can be read with no prior knowledge of The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices, there are other books set in this same Shadowhunter world and there will be references made to the other series.
This book focuses on the Blackthorn family and the other inhabitants of the Los Angeles institute, namely Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs. The two are now parabatai (bonded together) and spend most of the book exploring their relationship. With Julian’s help, Emma is hell-bent on discovering who murdered her parents and why. Her investigation leads them down a dangerous path to an unlikely murderer.
Besides discovering an ally is a murderer, Emma and the Blackthorns have to deal with the loss of family members, the regaining of family members, and finding new, unlikely friends.
We are talking about a book by Cassandra Clare, where her protagonists are Emma and Julian. There are some events that talk about the previous books so I recommend reading the other books to have a better experience and be understood, and avoid spoilers.
The story begins 5 years later after the last book called “City of Heavenly Fire” The story begins with Emma Carstairs, her parents have died, they were mysteriously murdered and the key informed him that it was by the dark War, But Emma is not quite sure that it was so, then she starts investigating about who murdered her parents. Your Parabatai Julián Blackthorn and together with your brothers, Ty, Livvy, Dru, Tavy and Mark, help with the research, at a very expensive cost.
This author has a very descriptive narrative, and that makes her chapters are very long, but never lost interest, on the contrary, makes you understand better their stories. It also makes you feel afraid for the characters, and what happens to heart attacks.
This book makes you have mixed feelings, the love between the characters, is so pure and without judging who falls in love with whom. The end of this book leaves you with many doubts and leaves you wanting more!. And as always, I find my literary loves, Stole my heart Julian, sometimes I put in his place on the responsibility it takes, to care for his brothers, is too tender, but I feel he has a very rude side, and would do anything to defend Your family and I like that.