Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 655
Published: November 15, 2016

Book Description:
Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fireleft him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.
So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. 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. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is 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. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.

First and foremost I had started to read Lady Midnight and there were a few things where I was like when did this happen?! Did I really miss something in the last book? Then I told my friend who reads these also and she goes did you read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy I said nope. Luckily she had it and now a lot more makes sense!

This was a fun follow-up to the Mortal Instruments series. You get to finally see what is going to happen to Simon; if he gets his memory back and if he becomes a Shadowhunter. On top of it you get some more history on the Shadowhunter world and the other characters from the other series, and even some that weren’t mentioned a lot.

I did not think this was quite as good as the Mortal Instruments, and maybe that is partially because it is written by multiple people. I thought just some of the jokes and stuff weren’t as funny and everything. However, I still liked the different stories that are told and think they are a good follow up to the series and gave us some good follow up information that was interesting. I liked hearing more about Magnus and Alec’s life together.

Overall this was a fun read and I definitely would recommend it if you are going to continue reading the other books that come out.

Book Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Reading Challenges: Golden Trio #18, Popsugar #35, 52 Books in 52 Weeks #22, Around the Year in 52 Books #7, Linz Bookworm #14, NJM #11, Dystopia – Over 500+ Pages, Dancing w/ Fantasy & Sci-Fi – Magic School, AtoZ – T, Alphabet Soup Author – T, Ragdoll #13, Bookiary 2019, Print Only RC.

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