Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy Book Review

Book: Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I know….I know…Here I am giving Cassandra Clare a four star rating. I’m not sure I have ever given her anything below a five. I really do think a four star rating is fitting. I just didn’t find this as good as some of the other books. I don’t know what it was, but I just didn’t. It may be because Simon is not my favourite character.

I mean, this  is a really great addition to my library, but I don’t know. I really did like all of the characters, though some of the new ones were just not my cup of tea. I loved Alec and Magnus of course…Jace was great as well, but Simon and Isabelle just didn’t cut it for me. I don’t know what it was, but these two really have not developed like the other characters. I guess what I’m trying to get at is the other characters seemed to have grown up with time, but these two just seem kind of frozen.

Cassandra’s writing was good as always. I really think that this was a nice set up for Lady Midnight and really helped fill some of the plot holes that I have having. No, you really don’t have to read this before reading Lady Midnight, but it does help fill in some of the gaps. I love how Cassandra has the ability to wrap everything together and make it all flow nicely.

I mean, this is still worth the read. I did buy this book on sale for $8.00 around Christmas. I don’t know if it is still that cheap or not. If you are a fan of Shadowhunters, you will like this book.