LADY MIDNIGHT (The Dark Artifices, Book #1) REVIEW

OH.MY.GOD. This book made me feel things I’ve never felt before. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read. So, if you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series you shouldn’t even be here. People who haven’t read Lady Midnight, I suggest you leave now or be spoiled. Without further ado, here is the book summary from Goodreads:  

                                                                                                        SUMMARY

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? 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.
THIS BOOK BROKE MY HEART, PUT A BANDAGE ON IT, THEN RIPPED IT RIGHT OFF AGAIN. I loved all of the characters in this book so much. They had so much depth to who they were. I loved that Cassandra showed shadowhunters with mental disabilities. Cassandra is so extraordinary at building her characters and making them all so unique. I am going to do reviews of each character. Just saying now, I loved Kit when I opened up the book. He is my favorite urgghhh.

Emma Carstairs: Emma is such a strong and beautiful character. I loved the bond between Julian and Emma. The second he came into the story, I completely shipped them. The beach scene *you know what I’m talking bout ;)* was SOOO perfect. She never gives up on family and that’s what I love about her.

Julian Blackthorn: I liked Julian and thought he was a very dense and strong. He grew up so fast and had to raise his siblings at such a young age AND run the institute. He was incredible. Again, I completely ship Julian and Emma and his heart is gonna shatter when he hears that Emma and Mark are “dating.” 😦

Ty Blackthorn:  Ty was a very special and different character for Cassandra to write about. At first, I was thinking he was autistic, but then I realized he was something else. I really enjoyed that he and Livvy had such a strong bond and I really felt for his character.

Livvy Blackthorn: Livvy was sort of quiet, but I always knew what she was trying to say. She is always protecting Ty and doesn’t want to see him hurt. Their bond was so beautiful.

Drusilla Blackthorn: Not going into depth with her, but I just loved her character. Such a great addition.

Tavvy Blackthorn: Little, sweet Tavvy. He was so hilarious and adorable. When he was in the tub of sugar, I died laughing. When Malcolm tried to kill him, I got so angry.

Mark Blackthorn: He was so interesting and I loved his and Crsitina’s scenes because they just have this weird chemistry and I ship them very much. His story was very sad, especially about Kieran. Mark is a unique character because I feel like bisexual characters aren’t In literature enough and he was perfect. Love him.

Cristina Rosales: At first, she was very dark and gloomy and I didn’t understand her, but her story unraveled and it was beautiful and painful. Emma needed a girl to talk with and she slowly became Cristina’s best friend. Diego and her were not a good couple, in my opinion. I enjoyed Diego, but not with her. MARK + CRISTINA = <3.

Perfect Diego: It’s all in the name. Still, I did not like him and Cristina together. A great and funny character, though.

Diana: Very mysterious character, but I enjoyed how she was always protecting the Blackthorns. I need to now more about her urgghhh.

Arthur: I loved learning about his lunacy and why he is the way he is. Very strange And disturbed character.

KIT HERONDALE: Oh my lord. The moment I read the Prologue about Kit and his dad, I longed for more. I just loved his character so much. I knew he was a shadowhunter, but didn’t know about him being a HERONDALE. This was crazy! I already loved him, but this happening made me feel even more for him. NEED MORE KIT IN MY LIFE.

Malcolm Fade: I saved the best for last. I did not expect this at all. I was just like, “Oh yay. We get another warlock who’s gonna be really close with the shadow hunters.” But, nope. Cassandra completely blew my mind. Malcolm was trying to resurrect his dead lover, Annabel. It was very shocking to me that he killed Emma’s parents and that mattered more to me than his involvement in the fae murders. I do not think he’s dead because it wasn’t confirmed, but we’ll have to see.

The whole Parabatai curse made sens, but I hate it. I just want my babies to be together please. I cannot wait for the second book. I did not expect to over these characters as much as I did. It just happened. Deal with it.

This book was mind blowing and I liked it even better than TMI and idk why. This book gets 5 stars. EXCEPTIONAL READ.

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WAYR Friday

Hey, guys! It’s Friday and I’ve started to do What Are You Reading Fridays. This is a weekly post that I am doing about what I am reading. I decided to do it on Friday because it’s the end of the week for me and reading usually slows down for me on the weekend due to my schedule. So, let’s get into this post! I am reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.  This book is just so good. Emma and Julian are such great characters and even a little better than Clary and Jace. They just need to break that stupid No Dating Your Parabatai Rule because they are just bound to date. I was starting to ship Christina and Mark, then that faery guy Kieran kissed him and I was so drawn to their relationship. I can’t wait until I finish this book and can give a full review because it’s just so amazing! I also have received The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas and am participating on the blog tour! I am on page 10 and i really enjoy it! The characters have a great depth and the story is very mysterious and interesting. When I read the plot, I wasn’t thinking that i would like it, but this book is really really good! I just began to read The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.  Red_Queen

Waiting On Wednesday 

This is a weekly post where I will talk about 3 books that I either am really anticipating their release or books that I don’t have in my possession, but I really NEED. 

1. The book I am most dreading that I don’t own is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I am absolutely dying to read this whole series but can’t seem to find it anywhere. I would love if someone could send it to me, but I doubt that would happen. 

2. WINTER. This book is HUGE. I want to find out what happens to Cinder & Co In the final book that reaches over 800 PAGES. I need to get this book now.

3. Infinite Sea: This book absolutely needs to be in my arms and should be in my arms. I loved the 5th Wave, but never seemed to pick this up. I need to get it before the Last Star is released. 

Thanks for tuning in! See you guys tomorrow or whenever I decide to post again. I should have a review for Lady Midnight up sometime this week. I’m about 30% done and so far I like it very much.

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read

This week on Top Ten Tuesday, I will tell you about the top ten books I am ashamed that I haven’t read yet. So let’s get into it. 

1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare: I LOVE the Mortal Instruments and own all the books. That includes The Infernal Devices. Tessa was in City of Heavenly Fire and I heard about her but I didn’t know her and I really wish I read it before CoHF:(

2. Throne of Glass Series: I am so ashamed because the books are right up my alley and I won 1-3 and the novella book. I need to get on top of this band wagon.

3. Vampire Academy: So ashamed I didn’t read these books. I had books 1-3 and I couldn’t get into the first book so I sold all of them to my local used book store for store credit. 

4. Falling Kingdom Series: Just why. Why have I not picked these up. I am DYING to read these. Ugh.

5. Legend Series: I liked Legend so I bought the whole series and I never finished it and I need to, but I don’t see myself finishing it. 

6. Rebel Belle Series: I mainly bought Rebel Belle because of the cover and when I bought it, the plot was so intriguing and the last book is coming soon and I need to read it.

7. Wonder: Its not a series, but I’m completely ashamed I haven’t read it. I’ve heard nothing but great things, but I never buy it when I get to the book store.

8. Darkest Minds: I heard such good things that I really wanted to read it, but don’t know when. 

9. Starbound  Trilogy: I was so interested when the first book came out, but then I saw they all were barely related.

10. Harry Potter: This is far on the list because there’s so many books and the series is long over that I just can’t pick it up
Thanks for checking it out, guys! Come back tomorrow for Waiting On Wednesday! Have a nice night!

The Book Of Ivy: Review

Hey, guys! Today, my school was closed for the day due to a high level of snow. So, I am going to give you guys a review on The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel. If you guys don’t know what this book is about, I am going to give you a mini summary. Here is my summary:

After a nuclear war left the United States destroyed, a group of survivors banded together to govern the country. The group a fights over who will govern. The Westfalls lose, and the Lattimers win. Fifty years later, President Lattimer keeps peace and control by having the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning side. This year, it is Ivy Westfall’s turn. She has a plan: to kill her new husband-the president’s son-and restore the Westfall family to power. Ivy starts seeing the truth inside Bishop Lattimer and sees he’s not the ruthless boy her father described. Ivy realizes he’s the only one who really understands her, but she knows she restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop has to die, and she has to be the one to kill him…

I very much enjoyed the main character and the supporting characters in this book. Ivy was a very headstrong, but misunderstood girl and Bishop understood her. Ivy develops by the end and her and Bishop’s relationship grows strongly. Ivy and her family’s relationship deteriorates as she starts to trust Bishop. Ivy’s sacrifices for her family give the book a very strong family aspect. By the end of the book, my heart was pumping and the plot twist just made me SCREAM! I can’t wait until I get my hands on the second book. I give this book a 4/5 stars! Absolutely great!

WELCOME, READERS! 

Hey, readers! I created this account two years ago and didn’t  exactly stay active! But I am back to review and do fun things with books on this blog! I would really like to have ARCs sent to me. My email is jamesyboy726@yahoo.com. I will try to post daily, but due to my schedule it will most likely be weekly. Thanks so much for reading this! Please stay tuned for more reviews and other fun things!