Waiting on Wednesday: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I'd love to hear what you're waiting on, feel free to let me know in the comments!



Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: McElderry Books


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.


I think it goes without saying, anyone and everyone who is a fan of Cassie's books has been impatiently awaiting this book since she first announced that the world of the Shadowhunters had not ended quite yet. I first picked up City of Bones when I was in the 6th grade, but didn't appreciate it as much until revisiting it the summer after my freshman year in high school, subsequently reading the 5 books that were out at that time in about 4 or 5 days. My favorite Shadowhunters series so far has been The Infernal Devices, so I can't wait to see how this book will contrast with her previous work and what adventures are in store for young Julian and Emma. And I'm not ashamed to admit the frenzy the release of the cover art sent me into -- how gorgeous is it?! I'm always amazed by these incredibly beautiful covers for Cassie's books and can't wait to get my hands on a copy next spring!

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