Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

Title: Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader
Authors: Cassandra Clare , Holly Black , Kate Milford , Diana Peterfreund, Sara Ryan , Scott Tracey,Robin Wasserman, Kendare Blake,Gwenda Bond, Sarah Rees Brennan,Rachel Caine, Sarah Cross, Kami Garcia, Michelle Hodkin, and Kelly Link
Published: January 29th, 2013
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited to read one of these types of books, I have seen them around for the hunger games and also the twilight series but, I went in having no idea what to expect and in my opinion it was so interesting! Each essay had such a different topic to it and I loved getting to see  another side to some of these great authors and it also made me see the mortal instruments series in a new way, so many things I never  considered before and as a blogger I found fascinating, it gave me more things to think about when I am reviewing books and I really enjoyed that.

I am not going to go into every essay but, I will discuss of my favorite. Sarah Rees Brennan wrote a hilarious essay called What Does That Deviant Wench Think She’s Doing? Or, Shadowhunters Gone Wild . I loved her humor and it provided something that I felt was much need in this collection, some of the essays were a bit dry and had so much information in them that I became confused and Sarah's essay was last in the book and I loved getting to read it!

Overall, as a huge fan of the series I really enjoyed this book, so many great authors contributed so many great essay's that really opened my eyes to some of the characters and made me dive deeper into Clare's work. I loved getting to see a new side of being a reader. I recommend this for anyone that enjoys the mortal instruments series and also some literary analysis!

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't going to read this one, but I might, just for the SRB essay. I'd read anything that woman wrote. :D


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