Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader by Cassandra Clare and other authors
Published: January 29 2013
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A feature film is planned for 2013.
Shadowhunters and Downworlders, edited by Clare (who provides an introduction to the book and to each piece), is a collection of YA authors writing about the series and its world.
Authors Who Contributed:
Holly Black / Kendare Blake / Gwenda Bond / Sarah Rees Brennan / Rachel Caine / Sarah Cross / Kami Garcia / Michelle Hodkin / Kelly Link / Kate Milford / Diana Peterfreund / Sara Ryan / Scott Tracey / Robin Wasserman
I don’t know exactly what I was expecting when I first started reading this book but I can tell you that I didn’t expect a boring book. I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare’s series so when I first saw that she had a new book coming out I was so excited. Then when I saw it was going to be a collaboration of authors, I was a bit worried. But I started reading with an open mind only to find I was reading a book that felt a lot like a text book from school.
Not something I want to read for enjoyment! While some might enjoy other author’s take on the Immortal Instruments Series I just found it one big disappointment.