14 October, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare which is the first book in The Dark Artifices series!

Publication date: 8th March, 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

Those of you who read my review on Mortal Instruments series may remember that I declared to be the person who is not interested in Emma's POV books. I still am. Yes, I am just really not into reading about 12 years old girl growing up again. Clary was one thing but have it all over again...no. However, I am still putting this book on spot for two reasons. First, the COVER! How absolutely gorgeous it is? And second, I know that many of you are waiting for this book, many of you are excited and I want to hear it, I want to know what YOU think of this book?

Are you excited about Lady Midnight?