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The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare. 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. 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.Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.Praise for Lady Midnight: 'Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.' Kirkus Reviews 'Fresh and...wonderfully told.' Booklist 'Clare's well-developed protagonists..., pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.' Publishers Weekly 'Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.' School Library Journal'Also by Cassandra Clare:The Dark Artifices:Lord of Shadows Queen of Air and DarknessThe Eldest Curses:The Red Scrolls of Magic The Lost Book of the White
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"This series is one of my all time favorite series. Actually, scratch that.. I think it might’ve beaten my strange obsession with the Twilight Saga. And you don’t know me so I’ll tell you now... me just saying that is huge! This series is AMAZING; I’d read it 10 times over and then again. Filled with thoughts from every mind, emotions on every level, and journeys even your dreams could not reach. Thank you Cassandra Clare for the Dark Artifices!!! 🙌"
"I just finished Stain by A.G. Howard which is amazing. It’s nothing like Lady Midnight but still amazing. I’m actually in a bit of a reading slump because of it. What books are you enjoying as of late??"
"content warnings for this book (let me know if there are any I need to add, I plan to put content warnings in every book in my future classroom library): anxiety attacks, mentions of cancer, corpse descriptions, cults, death of loved one, murder, self-harm, torture, violence (graphic)"