Hello, bookish people! How are you?
As you can see, Lady Midnight, the first book of Cassandra Clare’s new series, The Dark Artifices, is finally out!
This is really good news for Cassandra Clare’s fans. I must say that I really like her books, although I have only read the first 3 The Mortal Instruments books. Anyway, I realy enjoyed them and I can’t wait to read the other books, which are already on my shelf. I also already have Clockwork Angel, the first book of The Infernal Devices, a prequel series to TMI.
I’m happy for anyone who has been waiting for this. I have heard this is the first novel that CC has released since 2 years ago! Wow!
I’m just not happy with hateful people… I have seen some saying things like: “Wow, Cassandra, this is enough! Write something new!; “Clare, please, stop. This is getting annoying. Write something original”. I mean, how dare you to say these things to a writer? A writer can do whatever they want with the worlds they created or characters! If they are happy with it, why so much hate? I know many people think that this is a way for CC to get more money, and in some way, maybe it is, but I do believe that she loves to write about Shadowhunters and Downworlders and that’s it! She has inspired so many people with her books and I’m sure she will inspire even more with these other series foccused on Shadowhunters. Do you know why I am saying this? Because she is doing something she is passionate about: writing and being creative.
So, if you, reader, are one of these people who say these mean things, I must say I don’t agree with you. If you don’t want the book, just don’t buy it or read it. Actually, I’m sure there are SO MANY PEOPLE that really want this book. I’m sure that MANY PEOPLE are going to read it and enjoy it and love it. And I’m glad that Cassandra Clare makes this people happy. I’m glad that this writer makes herself happy. Period.
Sorry for this lecture, but it annoys me that people say such hateful things without reason. To hate and to criticize are totally different things.
Anyway, if you’re going to read it, I hope you enjoy it!
For those who don’t know what this is about, here’s the Goodreads synopsis:
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.
Have you already got Lady Midnight? Are you excited about it?