By: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 5 Wine Glasses
Cassandra Clare is brilliant with words. I just want to see her sentences placed everywhere. Every single time I read one of her books I am reminded once again that Cassandra Clare is one of the Queens of YA for a reason. She has tact for detail that is unlike any other, and in Lady Midnight I was swept away by the shadow world once again.
I’d just like to point out that, I know I sound calm, but I am in no way calm about this book.
I have patiently (not really) waited for this book for YEARS. And now here I am, done with the book, and it’s honestly taking everything in me not to cry about the fact that I have to wait another year or two for a book that I would sell my college education for --so basically my future. My heart was broken and mended in ways that only Cassandra is capable of doing. However, as I sit here typing this, I can truly admit that I am beyond satisfied with Lady Midnight.
New characters sometimes make me a bit nervous, but it was so easy to love these characters right from the start. We are introduced to incredibly fierce Emma, who encompasses everything I love about a MC. If you don’t love Emma, I’m not sure we could be friend, honestly. Julian is just…WOW. Cassandra knows how to create her men. Julian basically has to raise all of his siblings, and you see just how much responsibility he has placed on his shoulders. He might be a 17-year-old guy, but he’s dealing with things that parents would be dealing with. The Blackthorn family is one for the books people; they are a quirky, amazing, and loving group. They all seem to have each other’s backs, and it’s a very big part of the book! I know I was laughing throughout a lot of their interactions with each other.
One thing that I not only want to point out, but applaud Cassandra Clare for, was how she included REAL issues, and problems that people deal with.
Yes, this is a fictional book, but she made sure to intertwine current issues. Such as weight, family issues, relationships, and autism. What a breathe of fresh air this book was! I can’t think more highly of Cassandra, plus she definitely had some awesome references to women.
For Example: “Women are fiercer by far then men.”
The plot in this book was well thought out, and you will pretty much be unable to put it down. So fair warning: If you start this book at 9 at night…you will be up until 6 in the morning read.
Now, because I love Cassandra Clare quotes so much I’ll give you my favorite one from this book:
“You’re walking the edge of a razor blade, Julian, with everything you hide. Believe me. I’ve walked that razor blade half my life. You get used to it, so used to it sometimes you forget that you’re bleeding.”
I don’t know how I’ll be able to wait for the next book, but Godspeed to us all.
Stay Drunk on Books,