Waiting on Wednesday: Lady Midnight

12:00 AM Serena 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature, hosted by Breaking the Spine, for bloggers to share upcoming releases they're eagerly anticipating. 

Welcome to the first Waiting on Wednesday of the year! This week's pick is:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication Date: March 8th, 2016

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. 

I was so excited when this series was announced because 1) it's Cassandra Clare, and, unlike a lot of other people, I loved The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices and 2) it takes place in LA, and as a SoCal native, I love LA. The Infernal Devices is one of my favorite series ever, so I have pretty high expectations for The Dark Artifices. I hope Lady Midnight is as good as I hope it will be. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Let me know!