Why Lady Midnight Shattered My Heart!

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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I’ve read this book with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions. It was our first bookish threesome-buddy-read and I had a blast, even though it took us forever to read the book. (Lady Midnight is massive and not easy to take anywhere so there are definite reasons!) You should keep out an eye for their reviews! I’ve personally decided that I don’t want to do the conventional review for Lady Midnight, because I stayed far away from everything before reading the book and I don’t want to give anything essential away if you haven’t picked it up yet either.

Why I Enjoyed Lady Midnight

  • The Shadowhunter world is back! I never get tired of hearing of  all the Herondales, Carstairs, Lightwoods, Frays and what not out there! The rules stay the same, some of the characters still accompany us and yet we also get a whole new storyline with so much to discover.
  • Parabatai-focus! The parabatai bond has always been one of the most intriguing parts of the Shadowhunter world for me and Emma and Julian are the perfect characters to explore the topic in more detail. Everything about it makes me so curious and at the same time breaks my heart. This is one of the puzzles I really can’t figure out and I am eager to find out how Clare will resolve the matter of parabatai-love in the end.
  • Family above all! The Blackthorn family is one of the most adorable and funniest clan out there and I have instantly taken them all into my heart. They are each individuals, yet play their role and together they are the strongest. They seem inseparable and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
  • Blast from the past! As I’ve mentioned above we still get some news about characters from previous books and whenever that happens, it just makes my heart glow!
  • Twists and turns! Obviously I am not going to tell you any details, but especially towards the end, the surprises just kept coming. Some things might have been stuff that you would be able to guess, but for others I could not have made the connection at all. It was awesome!
  • Integration of poetry! I am by no means a poetry expert, but every once in a while a poem just gets stuck in my head and Lady Midnight definitely helped with this one.
  • All the feels! In the end, I was heartbroken and confused and just AAAAAH! This book gave me so many feels, good as much as bad. I felt love and betrayal. Friendship and loss. Responsibility and the need to let go. Clare is clearly out to destroy us!

Fazit: 5/5 stars! A must-read for all Shadowhunter fans out there!


Did you read Lady Midnight? Are you as excited about Lord of Shadows as I am? I know that she is a fast writer, but I wish I could have books more often than once a year …


63 thoughts on “Why Lady Midnight Shattered My Heart!

  1. This sounds like a definite must read Kat. I’ve been admiring the cover for a while now but haven’t thought of picking it up. You are way too good an enabler. I shall be addin this to the never ending to buy list. Maybe even bump it to the top. Love “family first” sentiments in stories. Is there anything I should read before this, since you said the land is back?


    • First, I am super happy to hear that my review made you want to read the book. That is exactly what I write them for. Second, you are not going to like what I have to say next.
      Technically, you could just read this book, however it would deprive you of so many great inside jokes and sentiments. In my opinion I would suggest you read The Mortal Instruments book 1-3, then The Infernal Devices 1-3, then The Mortal Instruments 4-6 and THEN Lady Midnight :/ That way you can really have the full experience. You will understand the parabatai bond more clearly and you’ll know all the important characters. Because if you only read LM and then decide you would like to know more about the other characters, you will inevitably have been spoiled and that wouldn’t be any fun …

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    • TMI should never have been 6 books, but the whole war thing is important for Lady Midnight. I enjoyed the book, even though there are some voices who also say that this one was too long.


  2. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this one! I loved it too. The characters were so amazing and I love Mark Blackthorn so, so much! My only problem with this book was the thing that happened right at the end with the romance. It felt so tropey and I’m not looking forward to what’s going to happen next…

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      • I actually do, surprisingly. Season one was cringeworthy but this new season is actually better. It’s really different than the books but in a good way kinda. But I will always love the books more than the show


      • I just never came to terms with the changes and I still think the writing isn’t as good as it could be. I am just most annoyed that they closed so many doors, because they made it impossible for important stuff to happen. They have the shapeshifter rune, which makes Tessa not very special at all. They made Yin Fen out of vampire venom, which makes Jem’s sickness void and they upped the age so that Clary and Simon can never become parabatai. Also, I am pretty sure Aldertree is Sebastian disguised and I find that trope dumb.


      • I agree with everything! The shape shifting rune is so dumb, I hated it from the moment it was introduced. I was surprised with the yin fin and it wiping out the struggle and important arch of jem and his health. And yes I think aldertree is Sebastian. I never considered clary and Simon being to old to be parabatai till now. That’s sad:(


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