Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (160)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (3/8/16):

Description on Goodreads:
Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.
Why I’m Waiting:
I’m a big Cassandra Clare fan. I know there’s a lot of people who don’t like her, but I personally, have loved her books. Her books helped me become as obsessed with reading as I am today. I also feel like while all her stories take place in the same universe, they are each different. I have loved all of them. And this upcoming story sounds so amazing! I still hold by my position that if this author were a man, writing a genre predominately written for and read by men, there would be little to none of this animosity. Regardless, the story sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to see the urban fantasy element go to L.A. And I’m hoping for some friendly cameos of books past.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I started the Mortal Instruments series and read through the first few books, then st it aside. This one makes me want to pick the series back up and finish it! Great pick!

    Alexis @

  2. YES! I can't wait until March! I love everything Cassie Clare writes and count those books as my very favorites. Lady Midnight is so pretty, too! Great pick!

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