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The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally best-selling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

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?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series.

©2016 Cassandra Clare (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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New Players and New Plots

First I have to say that Morena Baccarin, as much as I love her as an actor, I did not love her narration of this book. It was to mono-toned and she didn't grasp or create different characters for me. She was just the same voice for everyone. That takes away from a book.
So, this book could have been more awesome, with a really good narrator...even two.

With that, this is still a great book, Cassandra still delivers us great Nephalem story lines and new characters. The book introduces several so you know your not going to be stuck on just one plot line here.

What I hate... that I am going to have to wait probably a whole year for the next book. Booo!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Norman
  • BURLINGTON, NJ, United States
  • 03-14-16

Can't wait for the next book.

Loved it! I would recommend reading The Bane Chronicles and the Shadowhunter Academy series first as they have clues that give context to some parts. However it is still a great story.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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If you liked 'The Mortal Instruments'...

...then you'll love this story extension. Very well read by Morena Baccarin. A fun addictive book that had me up late at night unable to turn it off.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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FREAKING AWESOME

This is the my favorite beginning to a series of all of Cassandra Clare's books. It is well developed and opens up so many story lines for it to continue. I can't wait for the next one!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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An okay beginning

Something has changed in the writing style of these books. There's a repetition in the wording that becomes distracting.

Story is okay. Doesn't have the depth of development you see in the City books, but a good read.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Lady Midnight
It was worth the wait and I loved it

The book was worth the wait.The tieing in of other characters from her other books who had ties to these main characters was amazing.The ending is hopefully bringing back to life a long lost love. Sad and Shadowhunter justice?

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Sigh

So when you're Cassandra Clare and have such amazing original books like the Mortal Instruments series- everything is going to be compared to that. It's inevitable. I'm not going to act like this book is bad- it's not. I really like the characters. I like the kids and Mark... Not a big Emma fan. She's alright but her character is boring. There isn't a whole lot to her. The romance happened very quickly, I don't find Jules attractive. While his parenting and sacrifice is completely admirable there really isn't anything else about him I find enticing.

I honesty liked the book best when they talked about Ty and Liv and when people like Magnus, Jace, Clary, Tessa and Jen came into the picture.

It was just alright. I don't like comparing it to the other books but what else am I supposed to do? It's well written and has its funny moments but it didn't suck me in like the other shadow hunter books.... & I've read them all multiple times. I don't think I'd ever want to read this one again.

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Ummm...

Don't get me wrong, I love these books, but who's this woman's editor? Whatever they're getting paid, it's too much. There are several atrocious inconsistencies that throws scenes way off. Love the premise. Hate the lazy lack of quality in the writing and editing.

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I can't stand how this person reads

The book is likely excellent. I'd tell you more if it was possible to stand listening to this person read. It is so bad that I intend to purchase the book on kindle so I can read it myself. Definitely not a book to listen to in the car or while doing chores/errands. Especially if it is an errand you do not particularly enjoy, leave this audiobook alone! The way she reads will make you hate anything you are doing that you dislike even more. It's like washing dirty dishes while listening to people run their nails over a chalkboard as a baby cries in the background. Avoid, avoid, avoid. You are welcome.

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Didn't care for the narrator

The story line and references to previous series were all great but the narrator left much to be desired. She was distracting, making it difficult to just get lost in the story. Sometimes she read too fast, sometimes she had a strong accent - just not very well done.

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