The Dark Artifices Series by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

(From My Latest Reading List in October 2019)

About the book

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 the 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.

My thoughts

Brilliant as always!! I can’t wait to read the second book in this series. Cassandra has such a beautiful way of writing and is an absolute inspiration to me as a fellow author!

The way she keeps you on the edge of your seat. The hate, love, anger, and desperation touch’s your soul tremendously. The fact that you also feel sorry for the villain because he is that due to circumstances, makes it even more brilliant! It makes you think about the fact that maybe someone treats you badly because of something that they went through. It also reminds you that everyone has a story, even the bad guys.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

(From My Latest Reading List in February 2020)

About the book

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 the 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.

My thoughts

Brilliant as always!! I can’t wait to read the second book in this series. Cassandra has such a beautiful way of writing and is an absolute inspiration to me as a fellow author!

The way she keeps you on the edge of your seat. The hate, love, anger, and desperation touch your soul tremendously. The fact that you also feel sorry for the villain because he is that due to circumstances, makes it even more brilliant!

Queen of air and darkness by Cassandra Clare

(From My Latest Reading List in August 2019)

About the book

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in The Dark Artifices trilogy. 

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

My thoughts

I was a little silly with this book because I loved the cover so much that I just had to buy it, but it’s the third book in her ‘The Dark Artifices’ series and I haven’t read the first and second one yet. Trust me though, I will be getting ALL of her books. Cassandra Clare has quickly become one of my favourite authors.

I love the way she writes and how her mind works. Her books have everything in them…suspense, thriller, fantasy, romance, and a fair share of drama. I will also be getting her full Mortal Instruments series. I loved this book because it has all the beautiful pieces of the shadow world that she has so lovingly created, in it. Quite brilliant!

I gave all three of these books a 5/5 star rating.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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