“Lex malla, lex nulla. A bad law is no law.”
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
It’s been five years since the events of 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?
Before I actually get to the review I have to say that this book has an amazing cover, whoever designs Cassandra Clare’s covers is hella talented.
Now to the review!
I really didn’t understand why there was so much hate towards this book in the weeks before it’s release. Some people were complaining about the fact that Cassandra Clare is still writing in the same universe, and that writing another spin off series is stretching it a bit; but in all honesty this book was probably one of Cassandra Clare’s best novels yet.
Initially, I thought that Jules and Emma seemed a lot like Jace and Clary from TMI but as I continued through the book they developed so much as characters I didn’t actually know why I had ever thought that. They were such intricately thought out characters, as did most of the other characters (Ty, Mark and Kieren were probably my favourites!)
There were so many twists and turns throughout this novel which I feel haven’t really been a prevalent thing in Cassie’s previous books which I think just shows how much she has grown as a writer. This book was so gripping and I can’t wait until the next book!