Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Posted January 19, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter AcademyTales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on November 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.
So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be.
But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.
Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.

Holy molly she’s at it again. If you’re a fan of the Shadowhunter world, I am not kidding when I say this was seriously SO GOOD! As per usual, books I love get something short and sweet: here go’s!

This collection of short stories was literally EVERYTHING a die hard Cassandra Clare fan could have wanted. Clare, along with her fellow author helpers, gives her darling readers Simon’s journey through the Shadowhunter Academy along with SO MANY AMAZING mini back stories of the characters we already love. (hint hint HINT: there is a story with a certain Herondale and Ms. Gray that features their children. Papa Herondale ladies and gentlemen!) I just about combust. I read this is probably three sittings, it’s massive, and full of some many feels and little cinnamon roll sweet hearts Clare fans kill for. Everything about this collection was perfect, I have zero complaints! If I was already dying for Lord of Shadows, being back in the shadowhunter world has only lit a hotter fire under my fangirl belly. If you’re looking to open and book and feel like you’ve come home. Go. Pick. IT. UP!


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