Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Book Recommendation: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Oh, how I am happy to have re-read this amazing book. It kills me a little, how much I love every book by Cassandra Clare. She is an amazing writer. And I think Lady Midnight might be my favorite book of hers. Maybe. At least I know that Julian is my favorite character out of them all. With Will a close second. Ahh. I just, I love this book so much. But my god, how they break my heart. All of them. All the time. And reading this book once more was pretty painful. I loved it even more. I was even more broken. Best book to read.

I'm not going to write too much about this book this time, I don't think. Just going to mention some of the things I love about it. This book tells the story of Emma and Julian. Shadowhunters and parabatai. They have been best friends for years. And oh, their friendship is so precious to me. They fight together; they do everything together. And I loved that beyond words. And when that started to turn into more, sniffs, it was the most beautiful thing. You know, despite being forbidden and all. I love them together the most.

There is so much to love about this book. And I am not going to describe much of it. Just that Julian is taking care of his family, his four younger siblings. And oh, my poor Julian. He is a father to them all. And he takes care of everything. And he is so, so broken because of all of this. It broke my heart all the time. I want the best for Julian. Sniffs. So sad. But he is the best. The absolute best person there is. He loves his family more than anything, and he would do everything to protect them all. Love that more than I can say.

And ahh, this family of his is adorable. The youngest, Tavvy, is all kinds of sweet. I want more of him. Aw. He's just the cutest. Next one is Dru, and gosh, I love her so. She's amazing. And ah, Ty and Livvy. They are the cutest twins and I adore them both to pieces. They are both special and I just love reading about all of these siblings. And then Mark came back, and oh gosh, he's so broken and so complicated. But he made me so angry often. Yet I love him like crazy too. I'm pretty curious about his love life, to be honest.

There is some romance in this book. And it's the most beautiful thing. And the most heartbreaking too, because there are so many complications. Falling in love with your parabatai is not allowed. And all the other pairings are full of heartbreak too. Ahh. But so stunning to read about, all of them. These characters are so special to me. I hope everything will work out for all of them. Sigh. And I simply can't wait to read more about all of them. Want much more of Dru soon too, as she's all kinds of adorable. They all are. Aw.

I have so many favorite scenes in this book. I can't mention all. But will share some of my favorites, even so. The scene I love the most is the beach scene, with Emma and Julian. Perfection. Yet heartbreaking, and I love it to pieces. Then there is the kitchen mess scene, with all the children. It broke my heart into a million pieces, to be honest. I just want Julian happy and loved. And oh, the paint room scene with Emma and Julian, when he showed her his secret room. I loved that beyond words. So, so many scenes I loved.

This whole book is perfection. But, yes, I will say that I'm still bitter about the ending. Because I still don't see how Emma can hurt Julian like this. Yes, I know she has very, very good reasons for it, and I cannot fully blame her, but I'm still pissed and hurt, because Julian has been broken and hurt for so, so long, and he does not deserve this pain. He doesn't deserve it at all. Sniffs. I feel like all I will do while reading the next book is cry. Aw. And I'm crying already. How rude. But I still have hope. Hope that it will be fixed fast.

That glimpse had shown her an intent and agonized Julian she'd never known.
A hidden face she'd never seen, that she didn't think anyone had ever seen.

Sigh. I'm not going to say too much more about this book. Just that it's perfect. And I couldn't have loved it more. Okay, I wish the heartbreak hadn't been that bad, ahh, but I still loved it so much. I love that this book is full of pain. I love that is focus a lot on family, and what it means to love. I love how Julian is the strongest person alive. How he takes care of everyone, always. I love how fierce Emma is, how loving Cristina is. They are all amazing characters. And I don't ever want to stop reading about them. So good.

There is so much I could say about Lady Midnight. And I have already written so much. Yet I haven't even mentioned the plot, not once. Ahh. And I'm not really going to. But do know that I loved it like crazy. The villain in this book is hidden for most of it, and when this person is revealed, gosh. It was so heartbreaking and so amazing. Loved it lots. And so angry too. Hmph. This book is all kinds of long. It took me ages to re-read it. But I don't mind. I wish it had been even longer. Because so much happens all the time. Hmph.

You don't have to have read all the other books by Cassie to read this one. But you should. You really should read all of those first, to understand everything better. To love all of the characters. Because we get to read about everyone in this book in City of Heavenly Fire, and that is not to be missed. Besides, every Shadowhunter book by Cassie is amazing. So read them. All of them. I loved the short story about Clary and Jace and all the rest of the older characters at the end of this book. It's adorable, yet sad too.

I love Lady Midnight beyond words. These characters means the world to me. I loved reading about them all once more. And I cannot wait to read the next two books in this series. But, my god, Lord of Shadows is going to murder me. There will be a lot of heartbreak and suffering. And, I peeked at the ending, that hurt will probably destroy me. I cannot wait to read it next, lol. I love these books so much. Brutal, yet so perfect. I love that Cassie are writing so many more Shadowhunter books. Cannot wait to read them all.


  1. I haven't read the book yet, even though I pre-order it. Lol. I have mixed feelings when it comes to Cassandra Clare. I love The infernal devices, but not a big fan of The mortal instruments. But I love Julian and Emma in city of heavenly fire, so I really hope to love this series too:-)

  2. I absolutely loved the first three books in the Shadow Hunters world. Initially when Cassandra Claire finished the third book she said she was done then low and behold she wrote a fourth book! I've tried picking it up but can't seem to immerse myself in it. (Remember the first chapter is in Simon's POV) Should I skip it entirely and move on to the next book? I love her writing and want to read more of her books.

    1. Hi :) Ahh, no. You really should not skip any of the books :) All of them should be read. <3 They are all amazing, eee, promise :)


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