Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ June 15, 2016


Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices)

By Cassandra Clare Page

Lady Midnight f

March 8, 2016

Book 1 of 2 in the Dark Artifices Series



From School Library Journal: Gr 9 Up—

Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn have grown up together, struggling with the deaths of their respective parents and the responsibilities of caring for Julian’s younger siblings after the Dark War. Five years after they convince the Clave to allow Emma to stay with the Blackthorns in Los Angeles, Emma and Julian realize that they are drawn to each other in a way prohibited by the rules of their parabatai bond. Julian’s older brother Mark returns, conditionally, from the Wild Hunt to help the duo investigate recent murders that Emma believes may be connected to those of her parents. The Clave insists that her parents’ deaths were related to the war, so true to Shadowhunter form, the teens take matters into their own hands, enlisting the help of the warlock Malcolm Fade and their tutor, Diana Wrayburn, as they pursue a dangerous truth that will unlock secrets of betrayal, obsession, and revenge. Complications abound, with multiple cliff-hangers that hint at the hard-hitting drama to come as the series continues. 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 favorite characters from the previous books make appearances. VERDICT A must-have for libraries with devoted Shadowhunter fans, who will undoubtedly be waiting for this emotionally intense beginning to her new series. ~ Kerry Sutherland, Akron-Summit County Public Library, OH

Indisputably spectacular. I could not put it down, and it honestly felt like I was a part of the book, I was so pulled into the story. I soared through it in a few hours, and immediately regretted it because I wanted more. I have a whole new group of Shadowhunters to fall in love with.

About the author.

Cassandra Claire Page

Cassandra Clare Page

Visit Amazon’s Cassandra Clare Page



Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson.

She also wrote The Shadowhunter’ s Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at


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