Me Before: Where the hell can I get a copy???!?!!??!! NO SPOILERS!!!!!!!
Me Now: OH MY GOD EVERYONE GO GET YOURSELF ONE NOW THIS IS NOT A DRILL GO GO GO!!!
feels like it had been ages since we've had another Shadowhunter book,
so when this one came out, my first reaction was "*sigh* finally".
And it took me awhile to reorganize who was who and how old they were.
Obviously, I knew the main players in the game, but their siblings were a
bit tangled up for awhile. And then it all got really good really fast.
Do you need to have read the other books before this one? No..... but I
would highly recommend it.
PLOT: Cassandra Clare jumps right into
the story. You don't need to wait for anything. BAM, something happens.
Five pages later, BAM, something else happens. It moves fast, but not in
a way that leaves you confused.
CHARACTERS: I LOVED theses
characters. From the oldest to the youngest, I was able to form an
attachment to each of them, and they were all really well developed. The
acted like a family, a legitimate family with stupid issues like "Tavvy
wants to eat sugar for breakfast". Full run down later.
WRITING: This isn't a book I would necessarily recommend to smaller
humans, for both comprehension and thematic reasons, but other than that
I think anyone could read it- high school, college, retired, anybody.
It flows nicely without many plot gaps. I actually think there may have
only been one or two, but they're also things that may just be resolved
later in the series. Her actual writing is not simple, but not too
complex either where it becomes annoying to read. And like I said above,
it MOVES. You will definitely not be bored reading this.
Time for the fun stuff >:)
PLOT: I had no idea what the plot would be going into this. I actually
had no clue what it would be because we have had the Infernal Devices
and the Dark War, but being a juvenile little bean, I thought, "Nothing
could be worse than those...". **Slaps self over the head** It starts
with just murders. People are dying and there is a clear pattern in the
manner of their deaths, but not why they were killed. As it progressed,
it just got creepier and cult-ier. Eulgh. Then we find out they are
messing with necromancy. ME: Aw, ****. I should have known this could
get so much worse than the others. Sebastien is still the worst in my
opinion, but this series also hasn't fully played out yet. It could
still top the cake. So we have MALCOLM trying to RESURRECT his dead love
Annabel BLACKTHORN. Oh, time out. When the kids and co. find out that
Blackthorn blood is needed and there have already been 13 murders, WHY
THEY HELL DID THEY NOT KEEP EVERYONE INSIDE. Really Julian,
where is your head? You're just gonna let your two YOUNGEST siblings out
to the beach, alone, when you know Blackthorn blood is needed. Stupid.
Ok, back to Annabel. I am really curious to see where this goes, because
at the end of the book, she wakes up. But she's also underwater. In a
tomb. Won't she just die again? There's nobody to save her unless
Malcolm didn't die, which may very well happen. Is she just immortal
now? That'd be unfortunate.
Malcolm: I liked him at first! I really did! And then HE TOOK TAVVY! WHAT THE ACTUAL BUTT!
I never really trusted her, simply for the fact that she doesn't live
at the Institute. Now, on top of it, did she do some illegal stuff in
her past?? What? I want to know!
Kieran: Mixed feelings. I ship him
and Mark. And I feel kinda bad for him, because now he's all alone in
the Hunt. He didn't know about the lashes...
development. Favorite moments: when he's taking care of the kids,
wearing two shirts, and at the end.... I DON'T SHIP THEM, but "Why lie?"
Props to you Mark, props to you...
Diego: I still don't really know how I feel about Diego yet, because I feel like we still don't really know him.
Cristina: Love this girl. She's such a good anchor for Emma.
He is one of my favorites, but he also concerns me a little. He had no
childhood pretty much, so all of that development was skipped. He became
an adult at 12. That isn't really healthy...
Emma: HER SASS. She honestly reminds my of a Herondale. It's amazing.
Liv and Ty: THEY NEED TO BECOME PARABATAI!!
Drusilla: I don't really have an opinion on her.... :/
Tavvy: MY BABY!!! I want him as my brother.
When we find out he's a Herondale..... I died. My brain literally
stopped functioning, and then all I could think was, HERONDALE HERONDALE
WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE THERE'S ANOTHER ONE OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE!!!!!! Because how can we have a Shadowhunter book
without a Herondale?
I really loved all the cameos and
references too in this book. They made me smile. :) BUT WHY THE HELL WAS
CLARY DREADING GIVING JACE HER ANSWER? I DEMAND TO KNOW WHY!
Thanks for reading and go get a copy of Lady Midnight!