Hello my fellow bibliophiles! So, if you didn’t know, then Lady Midnight is the first book of the Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare, and it is expected to come out on the 8th of March, 2016. Number 1) How are we expected to wait until 2016 to get this book? I am basically dying right now. Number 2) The cover was revealed last week, and I need to talk to someone about it.
Ta da! It is beautiful, isn’t it? Personally, I think that whoever illustrated this cover did a spectacular job. There is a certain edge to it, with the floaty white clothes, and the sword, in murky water as the moonlight shines through. It is certainly a lot edgier than the other covers, and I just love it for that. Hopefully it is a reflection of an edgier book, which would be just awesome to read.
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. (Goodreads)
I am ready. This might just be my number one most anticipated release for 2016. Also, forbidden love? SIGN ME UP. Everybody loves that – don’t argue with me, you do – and I am convinced that this book is going to shatter my heart to a million pieces, and leave me gasping in the dark. I can’t wait.
I am not sure if Julian is going to be as delicious to read about as Will, but I am prepared to find out.
So… what about you? Are you also ready for Lady Midnight? Can’t wait to find out what happens? Unfortunately, we still have, like, 5 months to go. Le cry.
Anyway, I hope you have a wonderfully and painfully bookish day, and I’ll see you later!
P.s did I really write 3 posts today? Woohoo!