So if you’ve read Cassandra Clare’s books, then you must have heard of her new series on our favourite geek, Simon Lewis. Writing alongside her are Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman, who are amazing authors as well. Simon’s story follows after City of Heavenly Fire and is about his time at Shadowhunter Academy, a place designed for Shadowhunters to learn. It’s also meant to prep mundanes like Simon for Ascension. So far six of the novellas have come out and they have been SUPERB! Every instalment leaves you wanting more.
How many of you who have read The Mortal Instrument series wondered, “What’s going to happen to Simon?” Is he going to pass Ascension? Does this mean he’ll be with Isabelle? What about his relationship with, well, everybody? From the series, we get some more info on Simon’s whereabouts, but we also get some stories from the past, including characters from The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments that Simon isn’t even aware of and is exclusively for us readers.
Simon is fun to read. Witty, an underdog and willing to stand up for what he believes in. He’s a lot like Clary (which is no surprise, seeing as they’re best friends), but a have few differences, like humour It’s nice to be reading it in a school setting as well, sort of like a Hogwarts for Shadowhunters. I like this series even better than The Bane Chronicles and hope that you all enjoy it, too! It’s the perfect remedy for a book hangover induced by The Mortal Instruments! If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest that you start reading it now. 😉