Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #143: Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

Lady Midnight
(The Dark Artifices, Book 1)
Hardcover, 688 pages
Margaret K. McElderry Books
March 8, 2016
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, 
Young Adult Fiction

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 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, this is a riveting story. 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.

Why I'm waiting on this one!

Cassandra Clare does it again!!
She brings us more Shadowhunters action
in a new spinoff series!
Now I have to confess that I have yet
to read the original series....
Yes, The Mortal Instruments.....
I sure hope this will motivate me to go
ahead and catch up!!

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. Don't feel bad...I haven't read any of these books. I read The Iron Trials, which she did with Holly Black, and I own several of the Mortal Instruments, but haven't read them yet. Too many books, not enough time.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Aw....thanks for the support! I've been meaning to read this series for such a long time, but, as you say, there are just too many books, and not enough time. I have a part-time job, and that STILL takes too much time away from me! Lol. But I'm making this a New Years' resolution for sure! (I really don't know if I can get to this series before the end of the year....)

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment!! : )

  2. Replies
    1. Hi, Wendy!

      I really MUST make The Mortal Instruments series a priority.....heck, I have all the books, too! But I'll get to it, never fear. Lol.

      And this new book sounds especially exciting!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting! Happy Reading to you, too!! : )

  3. The covers in this franchise are so lovely! So artsy! I haven't read the Mortal Instruments but I'm curious about this spin-off too. Great pick!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Hi, Shane!

      Oh, I ADORE all the covers for Cassandra's books!!!! The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, the Bane Chronicles....and now this new series! I've featured some of the TMI covers in previous "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts.

      I'm very curious about this spin-off, too. But first I need to get through TMI! Lol.

      Happy Wednesday to you, too! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  4. I still need to finish TMI before this is released. I loved The Infernal Devices :)

    This is one of my most anticipated releases for 2016. Fantastic pick!!!

    1. Hi, Bogdana!

      I haven't even started TMI! So I have to read ALL of these series! I'm really looking forward to doing that, though!

      I'm sure this book is highly anticipated by a LOT of YA book bloggers. I mean, it's by CASSANDRA CLARE. Of course we're all excited!!! SQUEEEEE!!

      LOVE to do some fangirling!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  5. Cassandra Clare makes me entirely too happy with her writing. I hope you enjoy your journey reading TMI, because it's my favorite series! :) Also, enjoy Lady Midnight!! Here's my Wow!

    Lillie @LittleLillieReads

    1. Hi, Lillie!

      WOW. It seems that EVERYBODY loves this author!! I really have to get started on TMI!!!!! And then the Infernal Devices! And then "Lady Midnight"! And I know I will enjoy them all!!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  6. Wow I didn't know this one would be such a long book! I also have a lot of catching up to do! >.< I've just read the first two books in The Mortal Instruments series.

    Lipstick and Mocha

  7. Hi, Carla!

    Yeah, I'm surprised by that, too! Usually, when a series starts, the first book is not that long. The sequels do get longer and longer. But this time, Clare has started out with a pretty long book. So maybe she'll continue that way through the rest of this new series. It'll be interesting to find out!

    You've read the first two books of TMI? Well, you're ahead of me, girl! I haven't even read the first

    Thanks for the visit and the comment!! : )


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