The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare is responsible for a passionate fanbase, a highly anticipated book to film adaptation and now a collection of essays. Her series fosters many topics on a grand and epic scale but still keeps things real and relatable for fans. Today ‘Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader’ published by Smart Pop Books is available. In it fans can read essays on various related Mortal Instruments topics. This book is a simple and brilliant analysis of the topics that makes Mortal Instruments a heartfelt story of life and truth amidst the demons and other paranormal encounters. Thirteen young adult authors discuss topics ranging from incest to “Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl.”
Here’s what others have to say about it according to Smart Pop Books site:
This collection of essays takes you beyond Clare’s stories and examines the heart of the characters and their drama that makes us love this series so much . . . All of the authors approached their topics with brilliant passion and heart. It is impossible to have a favorite because they are all that good and well-written . . . If you consider yourself a fan of Clare’s Mortal Instruments series then wait no more. Read Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader today.
— The Mortal Instruments Examiner
This is a book for fans of TMI. It is written in a clear manner and easily understandable. With notes and quotes from the books which serve as evidence of what is being discussed. A talk with people who understand and speak to us in a loving, funny (and even sarcastic) way about the characters (or moment) of our favorite books.
— The Reader Lines
Shadowhunters and Downworlders has something for everyone. There’s research and scholarship, there’s opinions and laughs, and there’s something about our favorite books, characters, and places on every. single. page. As an added bonus, Cassandra Clare introduces each essay with her own blurb on the topic, guaranteeing you that the woman behind the curtain is excited about its contents.
— The Mortal Instruments Fandom
These essays were so well-written, thought-out and passionate. Each author took their topic and really delved into the heart of it, giving the reader something to think about when they finish each essay. There’s wit, thoughtfulness, admiration in these essays that jumps off the page. This book is a must-read for fans of the Mortal Instruments and is sure to have you mentally high-fiving each author that wrote an essay for this reader.
— TMI Source
. . . if you are in to reader type books, and looking in to the deeper meaning of fictional stories and its characters then this book is definitely for you. Seriously, I think you’ll love it.
— Punk’s House of Books
A selection of essays about the Mortal Instruments series edited by the series’ author offers a couple of gems . . . Self-serving, but enjoyable for committed fans.
— Kirkus Reviews
Fangirl moment: This cover is amazing, the essays are amazing, the authors are amazing. Okay, I think I’m good now. I’ve completed my proverbial happy dance . . . If you loved the Mortal Instruments, you will love this book too.
— Pixie Dust Book Reviews
The perfect companion piece for Cassandra Clare’s titles . . . The entire time I was reading this was like having one huge literary boner, and I thoroughly recommend it to fans of the series, particularly if you have no one else to flail with about it, because lets face it, each and every one of those essays features an argument you have had with yourself about this world.
— The Perks of Being a Bookworm
Deeply insightful . . . Comparing my comprehension, of a series that I’ve read repeatedly, to other opinions was extremely fun and exciting.
— Tome Tender
This collection is really good, with tons of insights about characters, setting and issues that are approached in the five books.
— The Loyal Book
Chapters range from an exploration of GLBTQ themes to the power of drawing, from (possible) incest to tattoos . . . an impressive array of YA authors.
In short, this must-read for any Mortal Instruments fan especially this year as the first movie, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ hits theaters.
I had the privilege of reading an Advance Reader Copy of this book and was blown away by its truth and passion of the Clare’s series. You can read my 5-star review here.
If you consider yourself a fan of Clare’s Mortal Instruments series then wait no more. Read ‘Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader’ today.
Smart Pop Books recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making behind the cover. Don’t miss it here.
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