Book Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman

“What’s wrong with you?” Simon demanded. “Saying ‘don’t panic’ is guaranteed to make everyone panic! Be specific about the problem.”

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a series of short stories by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson.

Book Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman


Title & Author: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: November 15 2016
Series: Shadowhunter Chronciles
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books


Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. 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. At least Simon’s 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. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.

Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy

This is the first of the stories and introduces Simon and the reader to the Shadowhunter Academy and it is sort of funny. Simon has a Scottish roommate that comes from a Shadowhunter line, whose best trade is to run away. I like the roommate. The interaction with the other kids there is written very funny.

The Lost Herondale

This story really made me happy with this big universe. A lost Herondale!!! Another thing Cassandra Clare could write a great story about! I liked it. Even though I do think it could have elaborated a bit more on it.

The Whitechapel Fiend

Oh man, I liked this story. It brings history and Shadowhunters together! I liked it so much and it is written so funny. I enjoyed this really a lot.

Nothing But Shadows

The story is pretty funny. The baby from The Whitechapel Fiend is now a child and goes to the Academy. I liked the way it is written and how sometimes even the greatest of people can still have awkward childhoods. I enjoyed the humor and history a lot.

The Evil We Love

This story is about how the Circle was formed and it was very interesting to read about it from a different point of view and also in more detail.

Pale Kings and Princes

I liked this story, it finally brings Simon back together with Izzy. But it also ties in with Lady Midnight a lot and it tells more of the story of Andrew Blackthorn, the father of the kids in Lady Midnight. I think I made the right choice of reading this story only after Lady Midnight, because it did not give me so many questions.

Bitter of Tongue

This is the second time I read this story. I did not enjoy it very much, because I could not remember anything from the first time I read it.

The Fiery Trail

This story was confusing. It is about Emma and Julian becoming parabatai, but in the mean time Clary and Simon get tested on whether they are suited to it. I liked they are suitable, but I found the trail weird.

Born of Endless Night

This story is so cute. Instead of being from Simon’s point of view, it was from Magnus’. He and Alec get a blue Warlock baby! I like getting to know Magnus better and see what his wishes are.

Angels Twice Decending

Finally the last day of Shadowhunter Academy! It is nice to read how Simon wraps up his old life and gets ready to start anew.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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