E-Book, 617 Pages
YA/ Urban Fantasy
By: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
“Every world contains worlds within it. People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes.”
City of Bones ★★★ 1/2
City of Ashes ★★ 1/2
City of Glass ★★★ 3/4
Clockwork Angel ★★★ 1/2
Clockwork Prince ★★★ 3/4
Clockwork Princess ★★★★ 1/2
City of Fallen Angels ★★
City of Lost Souls ★★ 1/2
City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★ 1/4
The Shadowhunters Codex ★★★
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy ★★★ 1/2
Lady Midnight ★★★★
Lord of Shadows ★★★★
Queen of Air and Darkness ★★★ 3/4
Ghosts of the Shadow Market ★★★★
My journey in the shadowhunters universe continues and in all honesty, I was pretty much skipping this book because short story collections never work for me. My friend Jess (Who is my official guide on everything Clare related) insisted that this book is very essential and that I should read it and I am glad I listened to him. Merci Jess!
I thought that the stories are like backstories that will not be impactful on the main story line but that is not true at all. The stories all follow Brother Zachariah through different time periods told in chronological order and so we see different secondary shadowhunters through all of those short stories.
The writing was great and the flow is just immaculate and I never even for one second got the feeling that the stories were disjointed and that is such an amazing thing given that the stories are co-written by different authors. I don’t know what each author wrote in each story but Cassie managed to make it all have a similar voice and that’s not an easy thing.
There are new characters in this book which are basically the characters in the next series “The Last Hours” and she did something similar with her “The Dark Artifices” series making it much easier to get into that series. I still find it astounding how she keeps track of everything and still add events in both the future and the past and make them make sense. The only criticism I have is that many character’s names start with the letter J which makes it a bit confusing sometimes.
Summary: I really enjoyed this story collection and glad that I listened to my friend and ended up reading it. I won’t be reviewing each story alone because there are better reviewers who did that already and I don’t have much to add to their reviews. I simply liked the writing, the story lines and the characters and I am still excited for stories in this world.