Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true death.”


I shall never get over that betrayal.😥😤
Nobody gets away with trying to hurt sweet Tavvy.🥺


🛑WARNING DO NOT GO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS BEFORE THIS SERIES.🛑

As a reread, I already knew what would happen yet I still felt that pounding fear and love watching the Blackthorn family, especially Emma and Jules.🥺

I love them all so much.🥰 The Blackthorn family actually just reminds me so much of my family, except they’re obviously way cooler—being Shadowhunters and all xD.

I also have way too many siblings although they have one more than mine. Still, I can totally understand the craziness that goes around the house and taking care of the younger ones—of course Jules has it so much worse with having no parents and huge weight on his shoulders.🥺 And I myself have always complained having to babysit my younger siblings so much. Shame on me.🤦‍♀️

I love Julian so much.🥰 He’s had to make such hard decisions since he was 12.😣 Oh Jules…..😢

And Emma Cordelia Carstairs is no different. There’s no doubt that I absolutely love the Carstairs family (xD my GR name has Carstairs). She’s such an amazing female protagonist. I admire everything about Emma.😍 I remember reading and bawling my eyes out over the beginning of City of Heavenly Fire……..and both of Emma’s parents were killed in one blow.😭😭😭

And anyone who hurts a Carstairs in any shape or form deserves a long and painful death.👿

That was one of the saddest scenes I’ve ever read. Emma continued her pursuit of vengeance in Lady Midnight to find the killer of her parents, which the Clave believed ‘was Sebastian Morgenstern’s doing’. Tch, you know something’s wrong when you see ‘Clave’ at the beginning of that.

Emma is such a rebel and I love it xD.

“The Law is annoying, but it is flexible.”

-The Wise Words of Emma Carstairs

My heart went out to Emma and her misery. I love her strength and loyalty, which is why Jemma is such a perfect pair.🥰💖 The Blackthorns and Carstairs suffered so much from the Cold War five years ago, losing their parents, Mark (Clave didn’t do anything), and Helen (Clave’s fault ~ what a surprise😑). Grrrr the Clave is such a corrupted place.😤 And I’m going to have the “pleasure” of seeing some annoying monsters people once again.

Anyways, enough about the Clave.😒

I actually didn’t realize how much I’d forgotten about the book. Like I can’t find something not to love about the Blackthorns, Emma, and Cristina.

Omg and they’re bantering was hilarious. Cassie seriously just gets better and better with her books. You can see a HUGE difference between the writing in City of Bones and Lady Midnight. Oh Cassie, I love you so much.💕

Livvy held up a hand. “In Emma’s defense, Cameron’s annoying, but he’s hot.” Julian gave her a look. “I mean, if you like guys who look like a redheaded Captain America, which I . . . don’t?”

“Captain America is definitely the most handsome Avenger,” said Cristina. “But I like the Hulk. I would like to heal his broken heart.”

“We’re Nephilim,” said Julian. “We’re not even supposed to know about the Avengers. Besides,” he added, “Iron Man is obviously the best-looking.”

I agree with Julian. Iron Man is the BEST🔥

And the Blackthorns really do have the greatest family motto of all time

Lex malla, lex nulla

A bad law is no law

Now that makes me wonder what all the other family mottos are (if they even have one).😂

Ah yes, that reminds me. I actually might’ve finished this reread sooner but I wasted some time attempting at making Emma and Julian Boomarks.🙈 It’s a first and I love the way it turned out.🥰🤗

I’ve only got one problem. Now that I’ve made these, I feel obligated to make a collection of the rest of the crew.😁

Well that’s going to take awhile.

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