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Book Title: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy|
The author of the book: Cassandra Clare
ISBN 13: 9781481443142
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 563 KB
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: February 17th 2015
Read full description of the books Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy:Okay...so the book focuses on Simon.
Simon being the main character was probably one of the few highlights for me in what was otherwise a very 'meh' book.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, let me explain:
- Meh refers to ice-cream that isn't blow-your-mind yummy but isn't disgusting either
- It can be used to talk about that one relative of yours you only see at the annual family BBQ
- It's the word Harry Potter fans use to describe characters like Ernie Macmillan or Hannah Abbott...or Hufflepuff in general (no offense at all to any Hufflepuff lovers! It's a great house.)
To sum up: if something is 'meh' it just is. It doesn't make you ecstatic, it doesn't wow you, and it also doesn't make you upset/annoyed. It conveys complete indifference.
I love Cassie Clare's writing. But I feel like the Shadowhunter concept has been dragged out as far as it can go. It feels sort of...boring, you know, reading a book full of characters I've already read about in six books (not counting the other novellas/spin-offs).
Do I need to rehash Isabelle and Simon's relationship?
Nope. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Do I need to be told again how much of an adorable dork Simon is?
Nope. Been there, done that, got the $5 souvenir.
Do I need to be reminded that Simon and Clary are great as friends?
Nope. Been there, done that, saw him get rejected, got a box of tissues.
Do I need even more explanations of how the Shadowhunter world is run?
Seeing that this series is centered on a Simon who has completely lost is memory (six books worth, I might add) we, the reader, are forced to take a trip back down memory lane. Nearly every chapter is full of déjà vu moments that are a little tiring at times.
It just doesn't feel like a unique book about Simon. It kind of feels like Cassie re-wrote City of Bones, except the main character has memory issues, is male, and is not a redhead.
Hopefully the next few books in this spin-off take the plot to higher levels and really bring home a new tale that truly showcases the Simon we know and love :)
Simon's getting his own book, guys!
After everything the poor guy's been through in The Mortal Instruments series, he deserves to have a whole library dedicated to him. It's about time he got his chance in the spotlight!
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts."
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