I have literally just finished Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. My mind is in a whirlpool of thoughts and it all boils down to this: I LOVED IT. The writing, the story, the characters new and old… Everything was done so beautifully. It is worth getting the hardcover for the bonus short story…. In regards to that: There better be an answer in the next one!
There were some surprises and I even startled my husband by loudly saying, “Holy crap!”.
It bugged me that it took me a few days to read it because of life and work in general. Now that it is finished… I am in book mourning. I wanted to take it slowly and just read through it. Not to mention the nights I had to put the book down to go to bed and it was at a part that left me wanting more. A lot like Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies.. I can never just stop at one. So I went for another chapter many times.
So we have already been introduced to Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn. We get to know them as young adults as Emma searches for answers about the deaths of her parents. We also get to see old familiar faces as well. Which adds yet another piece of the puzzle to the large and loved Shadow world. I loved seeing the similarities between Emma and Julian with characters we are already familiar with. Which I liked.
There were moments where the line ” The law is the law..” Is mentioned and I wanted to yell at them ” But the law is so dumb!”
I have to take a moment and say how much I loved the Edgar Allen Poe theme.. ALOT! Poe is one of my favorite poets and to see it weaved in there… It was just gorgeous! And the fictional connection between one of his most popular and one of his last works be tied to such a bigger story was so neat.
I am looking forward to the next book. I really enjoyed being in Los Angeles and I am waiting for the next mission!
P.S. I know this is short ( sorry!!!! ) I just don’t trust myself not to accidentally spoil it. Go read it!
Till the next book!