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This week, I’m waiting on two books, both of which are coming out in just SIX DAYS. The first is Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar, and the second is the one I think almost the entire YA community is anxiously awaiting… Lady Midnight by Cassandra Freaking Clare!
I LOVE Cassandra Clare’s books, and I’ve read all of them ever since my sister bought me City of Bones and City of Ashes for Christmas one year (I was so bummed to realize I’d have to wait for the third book to come out after I blazed my way through both of them in a matter of hours). After the initial dose I’ve had a Cassandra Clare fix that can only be sated with more of the World of Shadowhunters. My favorite is probably Clockwork Princess, though I will admit that I could not even begin to put City of Heavenly Fire down when I started it (I finished it in one sitting).
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling 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.
Lady Midnight will be released by Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 8th 2016…
Come on, how could anyone resist a synopsis this good?
What about you? What are YOU waiting on this wednesday? Share it in the comments!