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The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silen The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah... Ghosts of the Shadow Market will be co-written with Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan and Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link and will initially be available digitally. The first eight stories will be published as e-books from around March 2018 monthly, with the final two available in a print bind-up of all the stories, to be published in 2019.


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The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silen The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah... Ghosts of the Shadow Market will be co-written with Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan and Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link and will initially be available digitally. The first eight stories will be published as e-books from around March 2018 monthly, with the final two available in a print bind-up of all the stories, to be published in 2019.

30 review for Ghosts of the Shadow Market

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emma Giordano

    Check out my individual novella reviews here: Son of the Dawn 4 Stars Cast Long Shadows 4.5 Stars Every Exquisite Things 5 Stars Learn About Loss 3 Stars A Deeper Love 3 Stars The Wicked Ones 5 Stars The Land I Lost 5 Stars Through Blood, Through Fire 4.5 Stars The Lost World 4.5 Stars Forever Fallen 4 Stars Average rating for entire novella bind up - 4 Stars I received a copy of this book from Simon & Schuster. I had no obligation to read or review this book and all opinions are my own. Check out my individual novella reviews here: Son of the Dawn 4 Stars Cast Long Shadows 4.5 Stars Every Exquisite Things 5 Stars Learn About Loss 3 Stars A Deeper Love 3 Stars The Wicked Ones 5 Stars The Land I Lost 5 Stars Through Blood, Through Fire 4.5 Stars The Lost World 4.5 Stars Forever Fallen 4 Stars Average rating for entire novella bind up - 4 Stars I received a copy of this book from Simon & Schuster. I had no obligation to read or review this book and all opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. Ghost of the Shadow Market is truly my favorite anthology set in the Shadowhunter universe, so far. Each story is so different, so unique, and really transcends all time periods, all generations, and all of my expectations. I loved this, friends. And this bind-up is all about Brother Zachariah, former Silent brother, and all the different shadow markets through the ages and through our world. And, again, you get to see glimpses of ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review. Ghost of the Shadow Market is truly my favorite anthology set in the Shadowhunter universe, so far. Each story is so different, so unique, and really transcends all time periods, all generations, and all of my expectations. I loved this, friends. And this bind-up is all about Brother Zachariah, former Silent brother, and all the different shadow markets through the ages and through our world. And, again, you get to see glimpses of all the different generations of Shadowhunters in all of the different time periods. I read the first eight stories in 2018, but I just finished off the last two since the collection is now out in the world! And I truly recommend this anthology to any and every Shadowhunter fan. I am going to break down each short story with my thoughts, opinions, and individual star rating! I would highly recommend that you are caught up with Queen of Air and Darkness and everything previously published, before reading this anthology and before reading this review! Spoilers ahead! Please use caution! ➽ Son of the Dawn - ★★★★ “Every world contains other worlds within it.” It is official, The New York City Shadow Market is the coolest one we’ve seen so far? Abandoned theater? Ahhh, the aesthetics. But this story takes place in 2000, and I will be honest with you all, I sure in the hell wasn’t expecting a story about how Jace came to join the Lightwood family. Damn, my emotions are all over the place, because seeing Raphael alone makes me weep. Also, I think it was really smart for Cassie Clare to show us a “good” side of Robert Lightwood, especially after finishing Lord of Shadows. Also, all that talk of parabatai bonds? Lord, help us all. But I think my sappy self cried hardest over two initials. Okay, I know this brief review is all over the place, but this was such an unexpected treat and I was smiling while reading this entire story. From Izzy watching Alec discover who he is, to me crying even more over Max, to Jace being Jace even at a young age, to Lily Chen actually making me laugh out loud, to me screaming at seeing Raphael confirming that he is ace, I love all of this. And even just seeing Raphael come to Brother Zachariah for help and to go on what ends up being such a meaningful adventure, that really impacts all their lives eventually, it was just amazing. I really loved this short story and I think it was such an amazing glimpse at the past, that really makes you appreciate the future so much more. ➽ Cast Long Shadows - ★★ “Old sins cast long shadows.” Okay, I’m still hyped for The Last Hours though, but I think it is mostly for James Herondale, even though Matthew Fairchild is such a little sweetheart. I loved seeing him interact with Brother Zachariah, and loving him just because so many of his loved ones love him. I love that feeling, and I think that’s something in life that I experience a lot that books rarely depict. But in this short story takes place in London 1901, and we get to see Matthew dealing with something that’s really bothering him, while willing to do anything to find out the truth. Oh, and Alastair Carstairs is such a little jerk, but I know Cassie is going to give him a homelife (and a father, I think) that is going to make us feel a lot of empathy toward him. But why the hell is Sophie (my queen, still) and Gideon’s kid friends with him? Yet, I love seeing Henry’s disability rep, I love seeing Charlotte say fuck your misogyny to the Clave, and I just love seeing all these glimpses at old friendships that we already love, but also all the new glimpses at what is to come. And seeing Jem, Will, and Tessa living their lives after Clockwork Princess will never not equal parts break my heart and heal my soul. And yeah, I’m still crying over that staff. Lord, help me. ➽ Every Exquisite Thing - ★★★★ “Foolish people say so many things. But we know who we are…” Anna Lightwood deserves the entire galaxy and all the stars within it, please spread the word. Like, the child of Cecily and Gabriel is a true blessing to the Shadowhunter universe. And the end of this made me happier than any other Shadowhunter short story I’ve ever read. In short, this story is love letter to nonbinary people, and we get to follow Anna embracing being a genderfluid lesbian. Even though everyone knows that queer people existed all throughout history, this story highlights how it was harder to come out back in the 1900s. But seeing Anna live their best life was everything and it warmed my heart so very much. And, again, Cassie Clare is just being more and more inclusive and she impresses me so very much. And there is f/gq romance in this story, too! But the heart of this story is identity and being the person you are on the inside on the outside, too. Okay, I’m done gushing; this story we also get to see Anna and Matthew explore the London nightlife and meet a woman named Leopolda in a club and bring to ask a few questions. And soon, them and Brother Zachariah are trying to figure out what she's up to. And I think that we are soon going to get a lot more background story on Tessa, and I cannot wait for The Last Hours, friends. It is going to be so amazing, and now Anna is going to make me even more excited! ➽ Learn about Loss - ★★★★ “I want you to give them both a span of time. Both of them in a time and place where they can be young and happy and together.” Current mood: Forever weeping over the masterpiece that is the end of this short story. You all, Will and Jem will always be best friend goals, and honestly are the definition of platonic unconditional pure love. (I mean, I won’t go into my polyamorous wants because Cassie Clare didn’t bless us!) But friends, this story just has a lot in it that I really appreciated. And I loved this dark carnival Shadow Market. This story is set in 1936 Tennessee, during the end of the Great Depression, and not only do we follow Brother Zachariah, but also the soon-to-be Iron Sister, Emilia, who easily stole my heart. And Sister Emilia’s promise? Goosebumps. Perfection. Also, I think these stories are really going to make an impact for QoAaD. ➽ A Deeper Love - ★★★ “…those two twin souls, the only souls she had ever loved.” Friends, I was not expecting a WWII story set in London that starred Tessa Gray and Catarina Loss working as nurses. But oh my gosh, it was so beautifully and hauntingly unexpected. And there is still a Shadow Market that they bargain at, but even the paranormal war is impacted (both positively and negatively) by war. And Brother Zachariah just happens to be at the Shadow Market, where bombs are dropping from the sky, while he gets into his own altercation with a fae who thinks he is meddling in affairs that do not involve him. And I believe the point of this story was that we get to see that weapon poison that Julian and Emma deal with in Lady Midnight. I also cried for probably a third of this just because Brother Zachariah and Tessa both dealing with loss, while healing and living with love, just guts me every time. It’s so pure, and so hopefully, and just gives me all the feelings under the sun. The power of love is something so strong, and this story just left me in awe, honestly. ➽ The Wicked Ones - ★★★ “They’d both given a piece of their hearts to a Herondale. And they both loved someone they could not have.” Oh, boy. So, this story is set in 1989 Paris, where we meet a young girl named Céline and get to see the uprising of Valentine. Céline has constantly run away from her abusive home, and the parents that torture her and call it love. And when she was eight years old, she ran away and felt safe and at home for the very first time – at the Paris Shadow Market. But in this story we see her almost ten years later, and she is desperately trying to feel welcome with Valentine and his elite crew. And she is also realizing she is completely and utterly in love with Stephen Herondale. But while this is going on, Brother Zachariah is in search of a lost necklace and a lost child. This story really dives deep into how manipulative people can gaslight to get what they want, and will always try to isolate people and convince them that what they are doing is in their best interest. It is always really interesting to see the rise and fall of Valentine Morgenstern, but this story just made me feel really sad for Amatis and for another child who has yet to be born. ➽ The Land I Lost - ★★★★★ “Your voice is the music I love best in all the world.” First and foremost, it is very obvious that Lily Chen is not straight, but Cassie Clare confirmed on Tumblr that she is pan! The blessings. The actual blessings. Also, hello, my new favorite character. Lily is half Japanese and half Chinese, and was made a vampire under the saddest of circumstances. And her love for Raphael Santiago warms my black heart like nothing else in the entire Shadowhunter world. And even though I could go on forever about my love for her, this story is more about her and Alec going to the Buenos Aires Institute together because Jem and Tessa are in need of help, and someone requested Alec personally. This story is actually pretty dark, so content and trigger warnings for abandonment, captivity, sex trafficking, sex slavery, and war themes. Nothing is graphic, but it is very much talked about, so please use caution. But Alec soon finds out that the Buenos Aires Institute is being heavily influenced by Horace Dearborn, and they are allowing children whose parents were killed in the Dark War to be orphans living on the street, just because they are Downworlders. Alec then comes across a Shadowhunter child who they are also unwilling to help, and the other Downworlders are too scared to bring in, therefore he must take action. You all, this novella was heartbreaking and heartwarming. Seeing Magnus and Alec be such good fathers to Max, and then adopting their second child, Rafe, it is something I don’t even have words for. And they are allowing their children to be whatever they want to be, Warlock or Shadowhunter, and will never stop giving them unconditional love. Even just seeing glimpses of Jace and Izzy being an uncle and an aunt had me smiling so big! It is a joy to read, pure joy. But we learn so much during this longer addition to the anthology, too. All the information we got of/from Mother Hawthorn? Damn. ➽ Through Blood, Through Fire - ★★★★ “But we bear so much that seems unthinkable. The only truly unbearable burden is living without love.” Okay, I won’t lie, even though I have loved watching Brother Zachariah go on this quest of finding the lost Herondale, I feel like it is my least favorite aspect of this anthology. And even though this short story gave us major insight on Rosemary and Jack, it wasn’t a big surprise after reading The Wicked Ones. But then, once the story catches up to the events at the end of Lady Midnight, and Tessa drops the REAL information of this story. You all, my jaw dropped. And my eyes? The tears won’t stop coming after that last paragraph. Wow, the blessings. The happiness. The everything. Queen of Air and Darkness can’t come soon enough. ➽ Ghosts of Old Loves - ★★★★ “A boy, a Carpathian lynx, and a ghost.” This story starts out with Ty in Scholomance, but we get to see it through the eyes of Livvy. Yeah, my heart is officially breaking, too. We also get to meet Irene, a new animal companion that I already love. And we get to see a little glimpse into Idris and how Zara and Manuel are holding down their bigoted fort. Livvy is learning to do so much with her ghost form, and I know she is only just beginning to discover her powers, while also being bound to Ty. I am also incredibly excited for Ty to write some letters. ➽ Forever Fallen - ★★★★★ “Memories were like love: wound and cure, both at once.” Daddy Jem is best Jem. Oh my word, I am not even exaggerating when I say that I cried through this entire short story. Perfection, pure perfection, to the very powerful last line. This story is set in 2013, and we get to see two very different families in juxtaposition with one another. One being Jem, Tessa, Kit, and baby Mina! The other being Ash, Thule Jace (AKA: Janus), and wishfully hoping that Clary will soon join them. The story switches points of view, back and forth, but both storylines are completely captivating and immersive. We see Kit realize that Jem and Tessa love him more than anything, while finally feeling found and safe. We see Janus is willing to do anything to have Clary’s love, and he will probably wreak havoc in the three years leading up to The Wicked Powers to attempt to claim it. Also seeing Lily react to Thule Raphael’s actions, and seeing Thule Raphael’s reaction to what happened to Thule Lily, it just broke me in the best way possible. This story was the perfect concluding story for this anthology, and I don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait for what is to come next. I gave Ghosts of the Shadow Market 4 stars overall, because out of a possible 50 stars (5 stars possible for each of the 10 stories) this collection accumulated 38 stars (76%)! Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    BLOODY FREAKING HELL!! JEM JEM JEM. I love him so much!!! Damn it!! This was so good!! AND, it mentioned JEM being in Chattanooga, where I live, and standing in one of the places I have stood many times!! Sigh....... Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 My little Amazon sentence review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/1... BLOODY FREAKING HELL!! JEM JEM JEM. I love him so much!!! Damn it!! This was so good!! AND, it mentioned JEM being in Chattanooga, where I live, and standing in one of the places I have stood many times!! Sigh....... Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 My little Amazon sentence review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/1...

  4. 4 out of 5

    ✧・゚: *✧ iro ✧*:・゚✧

    I'm a simple woman, I see 'Jem Carstairs', I read the book. I'm a simple woman, I see 'Jem Carstairs', I read the book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥

    Update: OMG!!! Since when do we have that gorgeous cover?!! How is it possible I missed this?! Soo awesome! <333 More of Jem!!!!???? Sign me up!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Nuckles

    Marking this as one book even though I read the stories individually as ebooks. But OMG. THIS WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE. I’m SO glad I took someone’s advice and read this before QOAAD because i definitely would’ve been spoiled for something BIG if I went back and read this later. And also now I know the backstory. But like JEM. AND TESSA. AND JEM. AND TESSA. My heart is HAPPY

  7. 5 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    1.) City of Bones ★★★★ 2.) City of Ashes ★★★★ 3.) City of Glass ★★★★ 4.) City of Fallen Angels ★★★ 5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★.5 6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★ 1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★★★ 2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★★ 3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★ 1.) Lady Midnight [TBA] 2.) Lord of Shadows [TBA] 3.) Queen of Air and Darkness [TBA] 1.) The Red Scrolls of Magic ★★★★.5 1.) Chain of Gold ★★★★★ *.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★★ *.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy [TBA] *.) Ghosts of the Shadow Market ★★★★ ------------------ 1.) City of Bones ★★★★ 2.) City of Ashes ★★★★ 3.) City of Glass ★★★★ 4.) City of Fallen Angels ★★★ 5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★.5 6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★ 1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★★★ 2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★★ 3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★ 1.) Lady Midnight [TBA] 2.) Lord of Shadows [TBA] 3.) Queen of Air and Darkness [TBA] 1.) The Red Scrolls of Magic ★★★★.5 1.) Chain of Gold ★★★★★ *.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★★ *.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy [TBA] *.) Ghosts of the Shadow Market ★★★★ ----------------------------------------------- Cast Long Shadows ★ ★ ★ ★ . 5 “...the world was cruel enough to women who were even suspected of being the least bit different.” 2019 - PUNCH ME IN THE HEART, WHY DON'T YOU? Oh man, I'm so obsessed with these characters already! I NEED CHAIN OF GOLD RIGHT NOW! 2020 – oh boy, this one still hurts. I already love these babies so much. Every Exquisite Thing ★ ★ ★ ★ “Women should value other women, even if society often did not.” 2019 – Wow, we stan supportive parents 🙌🏻 2020 – The ending of this story is everything. My heart. Learn About Loss ★ ★ ★ . 5 “The face of the one you love is the best mirror of all. It shows your own happiness and your own pain and it helps you to bear both, because to bear either alone is to be overwhelmed by the flood.” 2019 – Was all set on giving this 3 stars, but then THAT ENDING omg <3 <3 <3 2020 – my heart… it hurts. A Deeper Love ★ ★ ★ . 5 “There will be no separation between us. Where you are, I am. Where we are, Will is. Whatever else I may be, I remain always.” 2019 – brb, crying 2020 – brb, still crying. The Wicked Ones ★ ★ ★ “But who would she be without pain? What was strength, if not the endurance of suffering?” 2019 – Yikes 2020 – Definitely not my fave in this collection. Son of the Dawn ★ ★ ★ ★ “Before I am my parents’ daughter or my brothers’ sister, I am my own.” 2019 – oh maaaaan this makes me want to read The Mortal Instruments books all over again! 2020 – Can we just appreciate Lily’s nicknames for Brother Zachariah??? ~ Brother Mackariah; Brother Lipsmackariah; Brother Hop-in-the-sack-ariah; Once you go Zachariah, you never go backariah; Brother Zacharide-him-like-a-bad-pony; Brother Sixpackariah; and my personal favourite; Brother Let-him-see-my-rack-ariah. The Land I Lost ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Anyone who says women are weak is afraid they’re too strong.” 2019 – MY HEART 2020 – my heart is bursting, my cheeks hurt from smiling, I cannot contain my joy, best story of the entire collection so far, hands down. Through Blood, Through Fire ★ ★ ★ . 5 “You can never replace what you've lost, can you? You can only find new love to fill the void left behind.” 2019 – OMG THAT ENDING!!!! 2020 – be still, my Jem loving heart. The Lost World ★ ★ ★ . 5 “Because if you do not do great things, then I fear you may do terrible things.” 2019 – I would die for Irene & Mina and that's the tea 2020 – Any story involving a cat automatically gets brownie points, let’s be real. Forever Fallen ★ ★ ★ “Wherever you are is where I want to be.” 2019 – This whole Janus thing feels kinda fanfictiony??? but KIT!!!! ow, my heart!!! 2020 – Literally couldn’t care less about the whole Janus storyline, I’m only here for Jessa, Mina and Kit. Overall Rating: 3.75

  8. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    It's always a satisfying pleasure to be back in my favourite shadowhunter world. I just adore it all so much, ok? I'm in deep. I love that we get backstory (shh I don't care if it's needless) and extra time with favourite characters. I love the indulgence of seeing characters grow up over the course of all the series and get married and have kids. Like, ok sometimes it's totally sappy. But I don't CARE. I am a soft leaf of grass these days. Let me be happy with my kids. This is a collection of 10 It's always a satisfying pleasure to be back in my favourite shadowhunter world. I just adore it all so much, ok? I'm in deep. I love that we get backstory (shh I don't care if it's needless) and extra time with favourite characters. I love the indulgence of seeing characters grow up over the course of all the series and get married and have kids. Like, ok sometimes it's totally sappy. But I don't CARE. I am a soft leaf of grass these days. Let me be happy with my kids. This is a collection of 10 short stories. They're set from the 1900s to 2012 and all sort of incorporate the Shadow Market. Most are through Jem Carstair's eyes (when he's a Silent Brother and when he's free) and dude is a miserable eloquent mop and I love him so much. I was Team Jem the whole way ok, (he deserved better), so this was just nice to be back with him. Although the ANGST. Wow. In any one of his sad musings about the past you cannot tell whether he proposed marriage to Will or Tessa. 🤗 Anyway! I'll go quickly through each story! But my tl;dr thoughts are: - love love love - the Shadowhunter family tree is convoluted and exhausting - I resent everyone in TID growing up to name their children all after each other wtf I cannot tell anyone apart or know who belongs to who - I really don't like the Thule!Jace storyline I just...thought I'd get onboard but I am not. That's my only criticism for the whole series oops. - Freaking HERE for Baby Carstairs. - Magnus/Alec are a GIFT; eternally - I'm so glad Clare keeps gifting us with little in-between moments and giving these domestic scenes + action and relaying important info. (But the domestic scenes make me heart eyes.) - I really loved the art starting each story!! Cast Long Shadows This was the hardest to follow because we have like ALL the TID kids here and holy heck I could not keep them straight. Fairchilds and Herondales and Lightwoods galore. They all had so many kids hahah. Anyway it was sad? But rather made me think Matthew was an idiot for trusting a faerie potion instead of talking to his parents. Every Exquisite Thing Butch lesbian appreciation. We stan. I also just loved this quiet love and acceptance of queerness by Anna's parents!! Also Jem being badass and solving Shadow Market mysteries. Learn About Loss Brother Zachariah (cough*Jem*cough) and Sister Emilia go to a carnival to discover more about the Lost Herondale line. And look, Jem has a dream where he and Will run hand-in-hand across a moonlight rooftops and u tell me that's very heterosexual. A Deeper Love Oh wow this one was STRESSFUL. Jem gets hurt and Tessa freaks out and it's set in WWII and also features Catrina Loss! I really liked this one. Nothing like some good wretched feels. The Wicked Ones This was like...ugh [throws up a little] a 17yo shadowhunter crushing on Stephan Herondale (23yo and married) so much that she'll do anything to make him fall in love with her. These are Jace's parents! And it shows more how Valentine controlled his inner circle. Son of the Dawn ok this one made me laugh because it has Raphael in it (LOVE Raphael) and Lily Chen, who ends up calling Jem "Brother Snackeriah" which ya know. She is not wrong. They also go pick up baby!Jace (he's like 10 or something, but a baby) from being shipped to the Lightwoods on a boat loaded with drugs. Also Jace is so deeply damaged. Also BABY ISABELLE AND ALEC. They're adorable. The Land I Lost 100000% my favourite story of the book. Laughed out LOUD. Wanted to cry. Omg. This is when Alec finds and adopts little Rafe and I just!!! Ok I am a mess for Alec/Magnus domestic scenes and while this was mostly Alec being badass alone in Buenos Aires and finding the Institute there is super corrupt...it still had the most ADORABLE scenes in it. Also Rafe was such a feral little thing and every time Alec was just holding him comfortingly. 😫💛Also Magnus' line of "you left for 3 days and adopted a child...imagine if we let you roam for a week." I LOVE THEM. Through Blood, Through Fire Jem and Tessa are still looking for that Lost Herondale kid. They are not good at this hide and seek. This one is angsty but I appreciate Jem/Tessa together. Aw. The Lost World Finally we get some BLACKTHORNS. This is mostly by Livvy, but some of Ty's POV. I really miss Ty and I'm crying...he is so sad. He refuses to acknowledge he has a hole in his life without Kit. Shows more of what Livy can do now...I liked it but made me SAD that we don't get Wicked Powers for so so long....I want it now. Forever Fallen Ok this was soft sweetness with Baby Carstairs and Kit stopping being an abandoned orphan. LOVE the Carstairs family 100%. Also more of Thule!Jace who I do not understand and do not want to see ever again 🤗 I assume this is warning that there will be lots of Thule storyline in Wicked Power and bleh. Do not want. But I do want Ty and Kit and will die for them. So. (Yes, I'm chill about it.) Also the last sentence is: "This evening, the whole sky was bronze, as though to summon wicked powers." SCREEEEAMING

  9. 5 out of 5

    ✨ A ✨

    I just need some Jem Carstairs in my life right now thanks ______ My reviews for: The Infernal Devices Series Book 1: Clockwork Angel Book 2: Clockwork Prince Book 3: Clockwork Princess [Sorry no reviews for TMI, I read it too long ago and don't plan to re-read] The Dark Artifices Series Book 1: Lady Midnight Book 2: Lord of Shadows Book 3: Queen of Air and Darkness The Last Hours Series Book 1: Chain of Gold I just need some Jem Carstairs in my life right now thanks ______ My reviews for: The Infernal Devices Series Book 1: Clockwork Angel Book 2: Clockwork Prince Book 3: Clockwork Princess [Sorry no reviews for TMI, I read it too long ago and don't plan to re-read] The Dark Artifices Series Book 1: Lady Midnight Book 2: Lord of Shadows Book 3: Queen of Air and Darkness The Last Hours Series Book 1: Chain of Gold

  10. 4 out of 5

    Davina Herondale

    14. August 2019 Hello my dudes, HERE WE GO Non-Spoilery I heckin loved this so much oh my god 15/10 recommend for those who are caught up on the shadowhunter chronicles ONTO SPOILERS!!!!!!!! THIS INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (view spoiler)[ Lily is a national treasure and deserves the freaking world. Also her nicknames for Jem??!?!??!!!!!! we stan so hard I wanna be her when I grow up some gems include: "Brother Hop-in-the-sack-ar 14. August 2019 Hello my dudes, HERE WE GO Non-Spoilery I heckin loved this so much oh my god 15/10 recommend for those who are caught up on the shadowhunter chronicles ONTO SPOILERS!!!!!!!! THIS INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (view spoiler)[ Lily is a national treasure and deserves the freaking world. Also her nicknames for Jem??!?!??!!!!!! we stan so hard I wanna be her when I grow up some gems include: "Brother Hop-in-the-sack-ariah" "Brother Let-him-see-my-rack-ariah" "Brother Zacharide-him-like-a-bad-pony" "Brother Sixpackariah" "Jem I'd-love-to-ride-'em Carstairs" "Jembalaya" "Former Brother Snackariah" "You delicious Peanut-butter-and-Jem sandwich" FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK JANUS i read this yesterday and im still s h a k i n g JANUS KILLED LIKE 4 PEOPLE IN ONE SCENE AND HE ALMOST KILLED MAX YALL I SCREAMED CASSIE IS REALLY TRYNA MAKE ME FEEL FOR JANUS WHEN HES TRYNA HURT MY BB BOY JACE but he is the jace that was having nightmares about hurting clary back in fallen angels u best believed i heckin cried IM CONFLICTED THEN JANUS WAS ABLE TO TALK TO CLARY fuck im still not ok MY BOY'S ALTERNATIVE REALITY VERSION MISSES HER SO MUCH HE KISSED THE GOD DAMNED CONCRETE SHE WALKED ON im in pain Malec was as precious as always oh how i love them so Anna 'the queen of badass-ery' Lightwood is a fucking iconic queen born in the wrong century. You're doing amazing sweetie ily YALL WE GOT A CELINE AND SHEPHEN STORY. Again, I screamed AND cried we finally got the story of how Alec met Rafe and oh? look at that! i cried A G A I N we love a sassy 5 year old icon WE ALSO FINALLY GOT THE STORY OF JACE MEETING THE LIGHTWOODS FOR THE FIRST TIME and yes, this bitch really got emotional bc both Robert AND Max were in this one ngl the matthew stories didnt flow the best but *le shrug* whatcha gonna do OH FUCK i almost forgot about the fact that Livvy is going all poltergeist on us??? like?? how 'bout no, thank you very much. Kit is my precious bean who deserves love and i just wanna hug him and make him cookies and ugh johnny rook sucks as a dad like he wasn't an evil character, he was just a shitty dad and i appreciate that cassie's characters aren't just either on team good or team evil but shit Johnny Rook is such a buttface and im done writing about him. Rafael Santiago was the iconic vampire we all know and love and there are not adequate enough words to express how much i miss him AND APPARENTLY LILY MADE A DEAL WITH JANUS TO BRING ALT!RAFAEL OVER TO THIS REALITY i c a n t h a n d l e t h i s can we just not have the chain of gold trilogy until after The Wicked Powers trilogy bc i need that to b r e a t h e (hide spoiler)] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13. August 2019 its 10:41 at night and i just finished this and ive cried no less than 4 times RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. June 2019 I really went to B&N at 9 am to get Ghosts of the Shadow Market and THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT IN PHYSICAL COPIES???? so i went to target and they didn't even have them on the floor yet and so the sales lady went to the back and was like 'thats the only copy we have in stock lolz' . . GUYS THIS HAS BEEN AN ADVENTURE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THIS IS IN JEM'S POV IM SO HAPPY

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shadowbooks

    09/27/2017 MORE SHORT TALES ABOUT THE SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS???? YES, PLEASE. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. 03/12/2019 WHY ARE PEOPLE RATING THIS BOOK IF IT HAS NOT COME OUT YET??? Wait til it's released to rate it! If you want to rate the novellas we have so far you should rate them INDIVIDUALLY! 09/27/2017 MORE SHORT TALES ABOUT THE SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS???? YES, PLEASE. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. 03/12/2019 WHY ARE PEOPLE RATING THIS BOOK IF IT HAS NOT COME OUT YET??? Wait til it's released to rate it! If you want to rate the novellas we have so far you should rate them INDIVIDUALLY!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Althea | themoonwholistens ☾

    3.75-4.0 (i can't decide because i love some of the story but the plot of some were just kinda boring) The first and the last short story really takes home the crown from me. This cast will be the end of me "The story that I love you, It has no end." 1. Cast Long Shadows: ★★★★★(5.0) i cried over that one Jem and Will moment... and i'm not ashamed of it 2. Every Exquisite Thing: ★★★☆☆(3.5) Anna Lightwood rights 3. Learn About Loss: ★★★★☆(3.75) 4. A Deeper Love: ★★★★☆(3.75) 5. The Wicked Ones: ★★★☆☆(3. 3.75-4.0 (i can't decide because i love some of the story but the plot of some were just kinda boring) The first and the last short story really takes home the crown from me. This cast will be the end of me "The story that I love you, It has no end." 1. Cast Long Shadows: ★★★★★(5.0) i cried over that one Jem and Will moment... and i'm not ashamed of it 2. Every Exquisite Thing: ★★★☆☆(3.5) Anna Lightwood rights 3. Learn About Loss: ★★★★☆(3.75) 4. A Deeper Love: ★★★★☆(3.75) 5. The Wicked Ones: ★★★☆☆(3.25) 6. Son of the Dawn: ★★★★☆(4.0) i love emotions 7. The Land I Lost: ★★★★☆(3.75) that was cute as heck 8. Through Blood, Through Fire: ★★★☆☆(3.0) 9. The Lost World: ★★★★☆(4.0) give me The Wicked Powers right now pls T_T 10. Forever Fallen: ★★★★★(4.5) ---------------------- me the majority of this book:

  13. 5 out of 5

    Isabella

    I’m sobbing a normal amount

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elle (ellexamines)

    I'm absolutely embarrassed about how excited I am to read this I'm absolutely embarrassed about how excited I am to read this

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    ''We will kill all the demins.'' : Shadowhunter Chronicles, a summary. ⚫ Cast Of Long Shadows: uugghhh rude. ⚫ Every Exquisite Thing: Anna marry me. I will protect you (ง'̀-'́)ง. Also women in suits 💕💕 ⚫ Learn About Loss: -5/5 apparently it wasn’t about Catarina Loss and I’m mad about it. Cassie I thought we were bffs. Can’t believe you tricked me… haven’t read it yet tho… ⚫ A Deeper Love: I think I read this but I can’t remember. ⚫ The Wicked Ones: F.U.N.- Spongebob Squarepants *said sarcastical ''We will kill all the demins.'' : Shadowhunter Chronicles, a summary. ⚫ Cast Of Long Shadows: uugghhh rude. ⚫ Every Exquisite Thing: Anna marry me. I will protect you (ง'̀-'́)ง. Also women in suits 💕💕 ⚫ Learn About Loss: -5/5 apparently it wasn’t about Catarina Loss and I’m mad about it. Cassie I thought we were bffs. Can’t believe you tricked me… haven’t read it yet tho… ⚫ A Deeper Love: I think I read this but I can’t remember. ⚫ The Wicked Ones: F.U.N.- Spongebob Squarepants *said sarcastically* ⚫ Son Of The Dawn: THE LIGHTWOODS *Jace obviously included* ARE SO SMAAALLL. PROTECT THEM!!!!!! ⚫ The Land I Lost: 10/5. Rafe is my new son. “What is that cool man doing with you?” AN ICON. WE STAN!!! ⚫ Through Blood, Through Fire: ⚫ The Lost World: Magnus reminded me that I need to see Detective Pikachu WHICH IS STILL NOT OUT HERE IN GREECE AND I’M SUFFERING. Tiny me was like the BIGGEST Pikachu stan. ⚫ Forever Fallen: ''I heard the Consul is a big loser.'' IF ANYONE TOUCHES BAT!MAX I WILL FIGHT THEM… I hate the name J*anus*. I’m too immature for it. 3/5 just for that name. Also leave queen Lily the fuck alone. Please and thank you. ….sooo I haven’t gotten a psychical copy of it because I’m dumb and bought Boy Erased *i'll buy it when i get paid*. we are gonna pretend like I read all the stories. I mean we all know I will give it 5 stars so does it matter? Jem we all love you… I need to stop buying shit just ‘cause daddy Bane is in them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    ❦ jazmin

    “Memories were like love: wound and cure, both at once.” Finally reading this book after putting it off for a while. I hadn’t wanted to put myself through the pain that this book will inevitably bring, but since Chain of Iron is coming out soon I decided to get over with. Warning: spoilers! ⇢Cast Long Shadows: 4.5 Stars Wow, this book really wanted to pull at my heartstrings right from the start, didn’t it? Because holy crap, this story was sad and it made me feel so much worse for judging “Memories were like love: wound and cure, both at once.” Finally reading this book after putting it off for a while. I hadn’t wanted to put myself through the pain that this book will inevitably bring, but since Chain of Iron is coming out soon I decided to get over with. Warning: spoilers! ⇢Cast Long Shadows: 4.5 Stars Wow, this book really wanted to pull at my heartstrings right from the start, didn’t it? Because holy crap, this story was sad and it made me feel so much worse for judging Matthew in Chain of Gold now that I actually know what made him the way he was. Still, I loved this novella. It was incredible to see Matthew when he was actually happy, and it was heartbreaking to see him slowly fade away. I really hope that he makes amends with Charlotte and Henry in Chain of Iron (and Alastair), and after reading this short story I wholeheartedly believe that Matthew deserves a happy ending. I swear if he gets his runes stripped or something I will not be okay. “Later Matthew would look back and remember it as his last happy day.” ⇢Every Exquisite Thing: 4 Stars 
 Anna and Ariadne’s first meeting was something I never knew I always needed. Also, can I just say, it was sort of comforting to see that even Anna (who seemed like she had everything figured out in Chain of Gold) had her struggles and took time to discover who she was? We all know that she dresses in a more “masculine” or androgynous way in Chain of Gold, and I liked seeing her start that in this story. AND CECILY AND GABRIEL BUYING ANNA A WAISTCOAT WAS SO HEARTWARMING OMG. “The trousers and jacket do not make me a man, and the necklace does not make me a woman. They are only what makes me feel beautiful and powerful in this moment. I am exactly as I choose to be.” ⇢Learn About Loss: 2.5 Stars Definitely not going to be a favourite story of mine, but it was interesting to see how Jem originally found out about Kit’s ancestors and the other branch of Herondales. And that scene at the end with Will and Jem was so cute <3 “The face of the one you love is the best mirror of all. It shows you your own happiness and your own pain and it helps you to bear both, because to bear either alone is to be overwhelmed by the flood.” ⇢A Deeper Love: 3.5 Stars I am convinced that Cassandra Clare wrote this story to rip my heart (and the hearts of other TSC fans) out. Because why else would she write this? And if reading a story from Tessa’s perspective that took place only a few years after Will’s death wasn’t enough, she had to add Jem almost dying to the mix? UM?? “If she lived until the sun died, there would never be any other for her besides Will and Jem, those two twin souls, the only souls she had ever loved.” ⇢The Wicked Ones: 3.5 Stars Wow, that was a plotline I hadn’t thought of a while, with Valentine and the Circle. Hearing what happened to Céline, Jace’s mother, was something I never knew I always needed. It was interesting to see what happened between her and Stephen Herondale from another perspective since we only knew the story from Amatis’ point of view. “It would be unjust to blame the past for choices made in the present. Nor can we justify present choices by invoking the sins of the past.” ⇢Son of the Dawn: 4 Stars I haven’t thought of the TMI characters in a while and this short story really made me miss them. It was so interesting to see Izzy and Alec meet Jace for the first time, and I didn’t know it was Maryse who came up with the nickname Jace! I loved seeing the set up for Jace wanting to be parabatai with Alec, too. As always, Jem played a role in this story, and it was sad but sweet to read about Jem seeing Will in Jace. “No, said Jem, because he was always James Carstairs when he spoke of what was dearest to him. Not mine. My parabatai’s. W and H. William Herondale. Will.” ⇢The Land I Lost: 5 Stars I AM OBSESSED WITH MAX LIGHTWOOD-BANE AND RAFAEL LIGHTWOOD-BANE AND I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART. THIS STORY WAS SO HEARTWARMING IT MADE ALL THE PAIN THAT THIS WHOLE BOOK GAVE ME WORTH IT. THAT IS ALL I WILL SAY. Oh, and Lily Chen deserves the world. “No bed!” he argued. “Stay up. Be with Rafe.” He sidled up to a stunned looking Rafael and gave him a big hug. “I’m love him.” Rafe hesitated, then hugged Max shyly back. The sight of them made Alec’s chest hurt. He cast a glance back at Magnus, who had an equally smitten expression. ⇢Through Blood, Through Fire: 4.25 Stars It’s incredible how interwoven Cassandra Clare’s books and storylines are. I mean, in this story we learn about Rosemary, Kit’s mother. We learn about how she met and fell in love with Jack, Kit’s father, who is of course also known as Johnny Rook, the character who appears in The Dark Artifices. When I first read TDA I didn’t know about Johnny Rook’s whole past, and now that I’ve read this story, it makes everything seem so much more connected. That’s definitely one of my favourite parts of the TSC universe; the little hints and correlations and crossovers are fantastic. Anyway, I loved this story and it was so nice to see modern Jessa. “The light winked out. Jem and Tessa were already in motion. In the century and a half they’d known each other, much had changed, but this truth endured: when a Herondale called, they would answer.” ⇢The Lost World: 3.5 Stars This story was from Livvy’s perspective, as a ghost. It was sad to see her missing out on life, but also nice to see her and Ty together. Livvy was never my favourite character so this wasn’t particularly a perspective that I had wanted to see, but it was interesting nonetheless. "I would tell them this. That the future isn't fixed. If we see a path in front of us that we would not choose, then we can choose another path. Another future." ⇢Forever Fallen: 4 Stars What a perfect story to end this collection. It definitely set up some elements of The Wicked Powers, from Ash and Janus’ plans to Kit and Ty’s relationship. I was a bit confused at times because it’s been a while since I’ve read TDA, but overall, this was an… illuminating read. I can’t wait for TWP. “Whoever you have loved, and however you loved them,” said Jem, “anyone you loved would be lucky.” ⇢Overall This book… While reading through this collection of novellas I have sobbed, laughed, cried, and sobbed some more. There are honestly no words to describe this universe that Cassandra Clare has created, but I can say that seeing Jem grow throughout these stories that spanned over a hundred years was incredible, and I will never get over how moving Jem, Will and Tessa’s story is. It’s a crime how little time they all got together. . ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ❦ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ . My Ghosts of the Shadow Market Playlist: my jem carstairs playlist my will herondale playlist my alec lightwood playlist my magnus bane playlist my matthew fairchild playlist MY BLOG ❦ MY SPOTIFY ❦

  17. 5 out of 5

    vatana &#x1f342;

    "Follow Brother Zachariah--" I'll follow him anywhere. "Follow Brother Zachariah--" I'll follow him anywhere.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    I'm not a fan of novellas because I don't feel that they add much to the original series they accompany, but this novella bind up was fantastic. It introduced issues that the characters from Chain of Gold will face, it provided more moments between Tessa and Jem throughout the decades of their relationship, and it introduced Tessa and Jem's daughter to us as well. While I did skip a few of the stories simply because I'm not interested in certain characters, the majority of the stories were fanta I'm not a fan of novellas because I don't feel that they add much to the original series they accompany, but this novella bind up was fantastic. It introduced issues that the characters from Chain of Gold will face, it provided more moments between Tessa and Jem throughout the decades of their relationship, and it introduced Tessa and Jem's daughter to us as well. While I did skip a few of the stories simply because I'm not interested in certain characters, the majority of the stories were fantastic, smile-inducing, and made me love these characters that much more. This novella bind-up proves that Cassandra Clare could write about her characters simply eating breakfast together, and it would make my entire day reading about the slow moments in their lives. I absolutely love the world she's created.

  19. 4 out of 5

    shirley ♡

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book made me so emotional. I love Jem Carstairs with my soul and seeing him happy makes me the happiest person ever. He deserves all the happiness in the world and I’m so glad he’s getting it after all he went through. “Will, my Will. You would be so proud” I wish Will could see how happy his man is. 😭😭 “Jem got up and went over to Tessa. He knelt down in front of her and laid his head against her belly. “Hello there, Wilhelmina Yiqiang Ke Carstairs. Little Mina. You are welcome, little M This book made me so emotional. I love Jem Carstairs with my soul and seeing him happy makes me the happiest person ever. He deserves all the happiness in the world and I’m so glad he’s getting it after all he went through. “Will, my Will. You would be so proud” I wish Will could see how happy his man is. 😭😭 “Jem got up and went over to Tessa. He knelt down in front of her and laid his head against her belly. “Hello there, Wilhelmina Yiqiang Ke Carstairs. Little Mina. You are welcome, little Mina, my heart. We are waiting for you in joy and hope and love.” “Jem went inside to his wife and his baby and his boy, to his long-awaited home.” I love him so so so so so so much. 🖤

  20. 4 out of 5

    yanitta☏

    6/10 Reviews Written Overall Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ [first 6 stories] » Since this is an anthology, I will write individual reviews of each novella right after I finished it. Then, I’ll give you my overall opinions! I’m so excited to read this. Btw, ratings may change over time because I’m definitely gonna compare the novellas with each other after I read them. » I actually planned on reading this this weekend when I’m going on vacation to the BEACH!! But the cover and illustrations are just so tempting. 6/10 Reviews Written Overall Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ [first 6 stories] » Since this is an anthology, I will write individual reviews of each novella right after I finished it. Then, I’ll give you my overall opinions! I’m so excited to read this. Btw, ratings may change over time because I’m definitely gonna compare the novellas with each other after I read them. » I actually planned on reading this this weekend when I’m going on vacation to the BEACH!! But the cover and illustrations are just so tempting...just one story won’t do any harm. [Trust me, I’m gonna finish this book before I even get to the beach.] Overall Thoughts Coming soon! ➳ Cast Long Shadows » ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Old sins cast long shadows. Edit: rating changed from 4 to 3 stars after reading Every Exquisite Thing. This story is about Matthew’s relationship with James Herondale, and how he made a really bad mistake that changed his worldview. Oh, Matthew, my damaged boi. I absolutely loved this, and it takes a lot of potential for a book or movie to make me tear up. Although I recently finished TID, I have to say that Jem’s presence has made me so so so nostalgic. I cried omg. I read CoG before this book, so I knew most of the characters well. I adored Matthew as always, and this explained pretty thoroughly why Matthew became a drunk. It told Matthew’s backstory in a very poignant and touching way. I liked Matthew a lot from CoG because he’s that hot boy that is passionate and sensitive?? However, I felt like James wasn’t the same James as in CoG. Idk maybe that was why people said that I need to read this before CoG, but James in this book felt less sassy than the CoG James. That is why I had to take off a star. Also, things started really slowly. I read about half of the story before something actually happened. Though I guess this book is more about character relationships than action-packed events, and I’m excited to try that! I loved Matthew’s interaction with Jem...oh you know what? Everything that has a drop of Jem will always be my favorite. The ending made me cry oh my god. This book is gonna be a whirlwind of tears. I can tell. ➳ Every Exquisite Thing » ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ I have always known you, my love. You are the gem of my heart. My firstborn. My Anna. Edit: Lowered to four stars after reading Learn About Loss. This is another one that made me cry. This novella just feels so surreal, relatable and connected to me in some way. I cried through the end, though there wasn’t much reason for me to cry. I have read a lot of bad reviews for this novella (how sassy Anna is, the bad execution of a cross-dressing female, etc.) but the writing, the relatability and how special this novella is needs me to give it five stars. I haven’t read the whole book yet, but I guess this will be my favorite. It connects with me in a peculiar way, but I like Anna, and she resembles myself in many ways. That’s why this novella’s special. I should have read this before CoG because I didn’t like Ariadne that much, so I’m planning to read CoG again after I finish all the novellas. Though after finishing this, I’m still not so fond of Ariadne...it would’ve have made my CoG reading experience much better. Although...I wasn’t so fond of the insta-love between Ariadne and Anna, it was not so bad and I enjoyed the story overall. Anna’s character growth was so tremendous for a short novella, and I finished this much faster than Cast Long Shadows. The story took off quickly, and I read the whole thing in one sitting (it’s now much, though.) And Cecily and Gabriel are such understanding parents. Can they adopt me now!? Also, can we say that both Anna and Christopher are my soulmates!? James Herondale recommending books to Anna is me recommending books to my non-reader friend. We can relate. Anna will always be my favorite cross-dressing female. ➳ Learn About Loss » ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The face of the one you love is the best mirror of all. It shows you your own happiness and your own pain and it helps you to bear both, because to bear either alone is to be overwhelmed by the flood. At first, I thought about giving this novella 4 stars, but you know what? Heronstairs and a sassy Iron Sister? Why doesn't it deserve 5 stars!? Sister Emilia was very sassy and brave, and I agree with her for thinking that Jem was handsome. Of course, he is. Her dream is to be the best Iron Sister of all, and make her mother proud, and I thought that was very sweet. Also, we all know that Jem is always sweet. It was so nice of Sister Emilia to wish for Jem's moment with Will...Oh my god I cried again. Every novella in this book is gonna make me cry!! The Heronstairs moment at the end was everything I could ever wish for. Dumplings!? My favorite. Feasting on the bones of one's enemies? Why not!? And for Will, that would be ducks. That moment was just so sweet, and reading the Infernal Devices is just gonna make me angry at Cassie Clare for ruining Heronstsairs. :(( ➳ A Deeper Love » ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Everything around it was gone, but it had been saved--impossibly, improbably saved from thousands of bombs. London would not let it die, and it had lived. I swear every novella is going to drown me in a tub of tears. This was the most heartbreaking in all of the novellas I've read so far. The next ones seen to get better and better...the setting, the characters and the vibes. This was set in 1940, which was the time of WW2. (I love reading WW2 fiction due to its heartbreaking nature and the constant need to depress myself.) Bombs were raining down, and Sister Gray and Sister Loss kept their strength and nursed people back to health. They kept their spirits up despite the condition of the world right now. I love the descriptions in this story. How Jem described the whistling bombs and how Tessa described her love for Will and Jem. This story takes place right after Will died, and the thought of seeing all my relatives age and die is so heartbreaking. I applaud Tessa for living through that. She becomes a nurse to keep her mind away from Will's death until Jem shows up at the hospital, seriously injured. I have no words for this story since it is so so nostalgic and gave me feelings for Will, Jem and Tessa. Jem has to cope with his brotherhood, and Will's death and the thought of never going to be with Tessa again. And that is so so heartbreaking. Out of the 4 stories I've read so far, this is the best and the most heartbreaking. ➳ The Wicked Ones » ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ There is nothing more painful than love denied. A love that cannot be requited. I can think of nothing more painful than that. I’ve read many bad reviews on this novella, but it’s my favorite of all. Well, I’ve been saying that for every novella, but each one gets better and better. I felt like Céline is a very relatable character for me. She has had a lot of childhood trauma, and people see her as useless and weak. This story was very intriguing and heartbreaking in the end because...Céline didn’t have a choice!! She had to choose the thing that was better for herself to get back at the people who harmed her throughout her childhood despite the fact that it’s so so heartbreaking. I didn’t like her in the mortal instruments but when I got to meet her...she’s amazing. Though I love Céline, I have to take off a star because there were incredibly boring parts. I did not like Stephen Herondale or Robert Lightwood, and though I like Jessa, the Jessa scene was really long, boring and irrelevant to the story. I guess they just added this scene to continue the Jessa theme throughout the story, but you know what?? I GET IT. Jem is a silent brother, and he can’t have Tessa. The connection between all the novellas has finally started to form. Jem has this job that he has to find the lost Herondale...and Ik there’s a novella about this in Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy, and the writers should’ve added the ‘Lost Herondale’ thing to the description of this book since it plays a big role throughout the whole book. ➳ Son of the Dawn » ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ There are more kinds of love than stars. If you do not feel one, there are many others. You know what it is to care for family and friends. What we keep sacred keeps us safe. Consider that by trying to cut yourself off from the possibility of being hurt, you shut the door on love and live in darkness. The only few things I liked about this were Lily Chen, Jace's Iron Sister joke and Will's initials carved on Jem's staff. The story was so...so boring. But Lily Chen has won my heart. And Brother Lipsmackariah/Sixpackariah is as heartbreaking as always. There is not much for me to talk about, but I've been reading the whole story, expecting Jace to take place in most of the scenes. No. He showed up in the last few scenes after I've snoozed off hundreds of times. I wanted a scene in Jace's perspective as well, though... ➳ The Land I lost » TBA ➳ Through Blood, Through Fire » TBA ➳ The Lost World » TBA ➳ Forever Fallen » TBA

  21. 5 out of 5

    Callie (BeverageandBook)

    6/23/19 - THE LAST LINE WOULD BE THAT. 12/4/18 - OMG THE REVEALS. I couldn’t have asked for a better storyline for a certain someone. It’s going to be SO EPIC. *CRYING TEARS OF JOY*

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Buckby

    actual rating: 4.5/5 stars Every world contains worlds within it. People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes. Story Ratings: Son of the Dawn: 4/5 Cast Long Shadows: 3/5 Every Exquisite Thing: 3.5/5 Learn About Loss: 2.5/5 A Deeper Love: 4.5/5 The Wicked Ones: 3.5/5 Through Blood, Through Fire: 5/5 The Land I Lost: 5/5 The Lost World: 5/5 Forever Fallen: 4/5 As far as novella's go i was really impressed with this one and i ended up real actual rating: 4.5/5 stars Every world contains worlds within it. People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes. Story Ratings: Son of the Dawn: 4/5 Cast Long Shadows: 3/5 Every Exquisite Thing: 3.5/5 Learn About Loss: 2.5/5 A Deeper Love: 4.5/5 The Wicked Ones: 3.5/5 Through Blood, Through Fire: 5/5 The Land I Lost: 5/5 The Lost World: 5/5 Forever Fallen: 4/5 As far as novella's go i was really impressed with this one and i ended up really enjoying it and i really loved having the main focus on Jem. Going through different periods of time was really great i loved getting introduced to new characters and seeing some old faces return and i love how this world just keeps growing and growing with every new book that's released. Plot: Jem is the main focus on this novella and in all honestly really enjoyed getting to see what this character went through emotionally and physically over the last 150 years of his life from before he became a silent brother, during and after. However Jem is on a mission to find the lost herondales and this journey literally takes him over 150 years to actually get anywhere near completing it. Along the way i loved hearing the story from other characters and how they all in some way connect with each other and how their actions shape the future for the rest of the shadowhunters. Jem's journey is shown to be a struggle for him from being a shadowhunter and turning into a silent brother and all those years in between and i was left feeling really heartbroken for Jem because this is a life he really never wanted but remained strong and continued to help all those around him. I liked getting a little glimpse into the children of Will and Tess, Cecily and Gabriel, Charlotte and Henry. It was good to see them all teeangers and shadowhunters. But all there names were to much for me to handle and i did find myself getting confused with who was who and who belonged with who. Memories were like love: wound and cure, both at once. All these stories were all beautifully written and at times the writing seemed very poetic because that's the thing with this series i find it at times very poetic. I loved this and it would have to be my favourite novella out of all those that have been released, i got all the characters i wanted and some plot lines that i needed so i'm really happy with this one

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alison♊⚜️✨

    “Every world contains worlds within it. People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes.” 4 stars Short disclaimer before I start (only for those considering buying the UK edition of the hardback for this book): DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT buy the UK edition hardback. The hardback does not have the book and a dust jacket on top like usual hardbacks, but apparently has the cover printed on the book, plastified of a sort….so I wouldn’t recommend, unless of course you don “Every world contains worlds within it. People wander through all the worlds they can find, searching for their homes.” 4 stars Short disclaimer before I start (only for those considering buying the UK edition of the hardback for this book): DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT buy the UK edition hardback. The hardback does not have the book and a dust jacket on top like usual hardbacks, but apparently has the cover printed on the book, plastified of a sort….so I wouldn’t recommend, unless of course you don’t mind that. Just putting it out there in case. Positives: - What I particularly liked about the book was that the different novellas were in order, in terms of when they take place. It wasn’t all over the place, back and forth and all. One would think that that is the usual when having a couple or more novellas or more put in one book, but surprisingly, at those I’ve read, they are very often not in order. - Also, I loved that the book was mostly from Jem’s POV because in both The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments (ish), we didn’t get many chapters or any? I’m not sure so it was refreshing and new to see what the events were from his point of view. Negative(ish, not really though): - However, there were some novellas that I found around 3 stars and some 5 stars which therefore, equaled to 4 stars. Definitely recommend

  24. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    Vid review on November, 27th, 2019 on https://youtu.be/32Lycm0_Sss I loved this book of stories than can be read separately (they appeared at first i think it was weekly as an ebook on amazon, and then they did the book with all of them), and how they work together to create this book. I love that this expands the shadowhunter world and that we learn more about the shadow market, where shady bussines - and sometimes not so shady- happen on the main books, and where different races meet and talk a Vid review on November, 27th, 2019 on https://youtu.be/32Lycm0_Sss I loved this book of stories than can be read separately (they appeared at first i think it was weekly as an ebook on amazon, and then they did the book with all of them), and how they work together to create this book. I love that this expands the shadowhunter world and that we learn more about the shadow market, where shady bussines - and sometimes not so shady- happen on the main books, and where different races meet and talk about shadowhunters being a bit on the holier than thou side... Let's see if some new blood on the shadowhunters part can shake things up!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    4.5 stars, though I’m a bit tempted to round up because TALK ABOUT GIVING ME THE FEELS. I did a lot of giggling, but also a lot of crying reading these stories. And I am both impressed and terrified at the set-ups for the the upcoming books!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lilah

    Forever Fallen rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 It has Jem, Tessa, baby Mina, and Kit in it!!! So what kind of rating did you expect?? 🤧 Definitely my favorite story out of the ten 😭 "Oh, I see how it is," Jem's wife whispered, laughing softly. "Daddy's girl." Jessa is my drug. I am addicted. I can never get enough of them. I need these two together like the air I'm breathing. I can't let a single day pass without looking up fanart. Is that normal?????? No? Okay. the next part is spoilery I cut off half a star for the w Forever Fallen rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 It has Jem, Tessa, baby Mina, and Kit in it!!! So what kind of rating did you expect?? 🤧 Definitely my favorite story out of the ten 😭 "Oh, I see how it is," Jem's wife whispered, laughing softly. "Daddy's girl." Jessa is my drug. I am addicted. I can never get enough of them. I need these two together like the air I'm breathing. I can't let a single day pass without looking up fanart. Is that normal?????? No? Okay. the next part is spoilery I cut off half a star for the whole Jace Wayland/Lightwood/Morgenstern/Herondale/Evil Jace/Thule Jace/Anus/Janus i-don't-give-two-shits-what-your-name-is-now drama. So now my rating is 4.5. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE US GO THROUGH THAT BULLSHIT AGAIN?!?!?!?! 💩 I am soOoOoO angry!!!! You're a successful author!!! Drop the Seelie Bitch and Janus the Anus and brainstorm another villain to use in TWP!! 😭😭🤒😷 - - - - - The Lost World rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My babies 😢😢❤❤❤ - - - - Now that I read TDA I can finally read the last two stories 😭😭😭 Finally 🤧 - - - -

  27. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    SPOILERS . . . Herondales were always flames, he thought. They loved and suffered as if they would burn away with the sheer force of their own fire. This novella was very good and I was so happy to read more about my darling Kit Herondale. I'm so grateful he found a place where he is finally loved and cherished. When I read about him with baby Mina in his arms, I lost it. My heart cannot take this level of cuteness! The Janus's storyline isn't my favourite and I'm sure we're going to have to deal SPOILERS . . . Herondales were always flames, he thought. They loved and suffered as if they would burn away with the sheer force of their own fire. This novella was very good and I was so happy to read more about my darling Kit Herondale. I'm so grateful he found a place where he is finally loved and cherished. When I read about him with baby Mina in his arms, I lost it. My heart cannot take this level of cuteness! The Janus's storyline isn't my favourite and I'm sure we're going to have to deal with it in The Wicked Powers series. I hope it's well developed, at least. The fact that they let Janus (aka fake Jace Herondale) casually walk around the shadow market seems like the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. And he also poses like him, hell no! Of course he cannot fool Clary and the others, they know the real Jace when they see him! Ash's power to command perfect loyalty and love kind of frightens me and I'm pretty sure it's going to come bite us in the ass in the future. You've heard it here first. The novella ends with literally the words wicked powers . I guess now we just have to wait.

  28. 4 out of 5

    ☆ Anneli ☆

    Ghosts Of The Shadow Market ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book so much❤️ I really missed reading something by this author, it reminds me of when I first checked out her books last summer. I can’t begin to explain how much I love this world and the characters in it! I’m excited to read Chain Of Gold soon, but I’m currently mentally preparing myself (if you know you know). I loved reading more about Jem although he is not my fav, but he’s still amazing!

  29. 5 out of 5

    maddi j

    OMG YESSS I NEED THIS NOW

  30. 5 out of 5

    BrooKe

    3.8/5 | If I’d known this was the Jem book, I would’ve read this months ago. In case it wasn’t obvious, I worship Jem Carstairs. “But you are kind,” she said. “You are famous for it.” Yes, YES he is. All the art is absolutely stunning and Lily Chen is my spirit animal. Cast Long Shadows - 4.5/5 This stands out to me as the most important short story, somehow. It is absolutely integral to the character of Matthew Fairchild, so if you want to read The Last Hours, Cast Long Shadows is a must otherw 3.8/5 | If I’d known this was the Jem book, I would’ve read this months ago. In case it wasn’t obvious, I worship Jem Carstairs. “But you are kind,” she said. “You are famous for it.” Yes, YES he is. All the art is absolutely stunning and Lily Chen is my spirit animal. Cast Long Shadows - 4.5/5 This stands out to me as the most important short story, somehow. It is absolutely integral to the character of Matthew Fairchild, so if you want to read The Last Hours, Cast Long Shadows is a must otherwise, like me, you will have no idea why he was angsting so much in Chain of Gold. And it was genuinely such a good read. I loved seeing more of Matthew—a criminally underplayed character in Chain of Gold—‘s boisterous, dramatic-ass. It was very much a character study of Matthew Fairchild, and I get the vibe that he’s destined for greatness. There were also lovely parallels between Matthew and James and Jem and Will. | Jem adoration level: +50XP | Every Exquisite Thing - 2.6/5 “Why should she, Anna, not wear their clothes, and their power and confidence too?” Anna is ahead of her time. This short story was still pretty boring, though. Ariadne and Anna? I don’t ship it, I won’t lie. They were the definition of a whirlwind romance here: rushed as fuck. All at once we had the meeting, the falling, the kiss, the intimacy, the revelation, the betrayal, the separation—all in the span of a measly 60(?) pages or so! However, I am somewhat pleased to finally have gotten some Christopher content. It was great to see him cause “Anna died several deaths inside.” “The most lovely girl in the world had just walked into her life and in thirty seconds her dear brother had managed to bring up the death of her family, a death at school, and the fact that he had blown up part of the Academy.” I don’t mind Anna and I definitely appreciate the role she’s meant to play and all that she represents, but I’m not attached to her at all. Not yet, at any rate. It’s a shame that Gabriel and Cecily—one of my favourite Shadowhunter couples—had kids I kind of don’t care about. And this is the Jem book, isn’t it? He didn’t fit into this short story at all, nor did this short story fit into this collection at all. | Jem adoration level: +20XP | Learn About Loss - 4.3/5 Cassandra Clare: breaker of FUCKING HEARTS. How DARE she write this?! “Go toward the reflections that show you whatever thing you love most, Brother Zachariah said. But that you know to be impossible.” The theme of this short story is misery. It’s objective is to decimate the hearts of loving and devoted readers. I should’ve guessed by the motherfucking title. I know I rave about Jem a lot... but my heart shatters for Will. I genuinely adore him with everything I have, as I’m sure countless other people do, and our lovely author simply loves taking advantage of this, it seems, so that she may hurt us. On a brighter note, I liked Sister Emilia! She was really cute and lowkey a queen, exploring a rather obscure aspect of the Shadowhunter world: the Iron Sisters. I can’t remember if she’s shown up in other series before or not, but I would love to see her again and see how all this time has affected her. Not very important plot-wise as it was just another instance in the long journey of Jem searching for the lost chain of Herondales; it was much more character-focused but, since it was done so well, I don’t mind. I acknowledge this would not stand well alone if it weren’t for all the buildup and my incorrigible attachment to Will and Jem in The Infernal Devices... but since these are short stories, I have to rate them differently, taking into account how well they fit into the other series because that’s basically the whole point of them. | Jem adoration level: +1000XP | A Deeper Love - 4.6/5 At which point I was contemplating whether this book was designed to break me. “My Tessa, There will be no separation between us. Where you are, I am. Where we are, Will is. Whatever else I may be, I remain always, Your Jem” Mad respect for Tessa... and Jem, too. And basically any immortal ever. I’m so glad they don’t exist in real life. No one, especially no one as good and decent as these guys, deserves to suffer such loss. My liking for Tessa has considerably dulled in the time since I read Clockwork Princess—she does not stand the test of time, ironically, like Jem and Will do—but this helped remind me why I liked her so much in The Infernal Devices. What a fucking epic, next-level love story! I’ll be honest, I was Team Wessa until I read this and promptly decided it is impossible for me to pick a definitive side because they’re both so beautiful. What if I choose Team... Jill? Wem? Jilliam? Wames? Heronstairs? Fuck. Throw in some nice foreshadowing for ‘The Lost Herondale’ and we’ve got a winner! | Jem adoration level: +500XP | The Wicked Ones - 3.3/5 Jace’s mommy is a mess. I don’t know why I cannot picture Céline as his mother... and the origins of her relationship with Stephen are fucked up. A very problematic relationship produced a very problematic child, indeed. No wonder Jace didn’t want to be associated with Stephen. Not overwhelmingly interesting, but I’m still glad I read it. | Jem adoration level: +40XP | Son of the Dawn - 3.4/5 “He has taken the name Zachariah, which meant “remember.” Remember him, Jem had willed himself. Remember them. Remember why. Remember the only answer to the only question. Do not forget.” Fuck this short story for hurting me and reminding me so painfully of Jem and Will’s legendary brotherhood. Cassandra Clare is a god damn sadist. And Jem’s lack of humanity here is alarming. Referring to himself as a ‘creature’ so casually, calling his feelings memories, no longer finding sanctuary in the Shadow Market because he no longer wishes to escape the Silent City... “There had been nights—in the Silent City it was always night—when he could not remember his own name, but he could remember the sound of his mother or father or his betrothed speaking Mandarin.” If I didn’t know beforehand there would be a happy ending, I would have had multiple heart attacks, because his situation felt so real. I could picture so clearly everything that was going on with Jem and his slow but seemingly definitive descent into becoming Brother Zachariah. And then in stark contrast you’d have Raphael’s adorable determination to have everyone hate him and Lily Chen being a total fucking mood. “Oh, but I have a good feeling about Brother Zacharide-him-like-a-bad-pony.” It doesn't get a higher rating simply because the plot was just a repeat of 'let's find The Lost Herondale!' which at this point was starting to wear on me. | Jem adoration level: +700XP | The Land I Lost - 4.4/5 This short story had me vomiting rainbows because: FAMILY. The Lightwood-Bane family and the Carstairs family have joined elite levels alongside the Blackthorn family. Magnus and Alec are a precious beautiful and hilarious couple, Max-"Alec's little rogue"-is so flippin' COOT, mini-Rafael makes me that much more hurt over the other Rafael, Jessa is so beautiful when they're happy, and... Most of all, I think, Alec's character really shined here, solidifying him as my favourite TMI character. There may not be a character in this series I respect more than him (if you don't count Jem) where he has a mix of Julian's cunning, Jem's compassion, Kit's deadpan (all of which mentioned characters are probably in my Top 5 in the whole of the Shadowhunters Chronicles). And let's not forget Lily fucking Chen, the linguistic virtuoso. “Bless the Come-and-Stare family. They never fail me.” BLESS THEM INDEED. And Tessa's embracing Lily’s nicknames for Jem is what I’m currently living for. There was also some relevant, interesting info on the First Heir weaved into it! | Jem adoration level: +200XP | Through Blood, Through Fire - 4.0/5 Kit Herondale is up there with Jesse Blackthorn as the most intriguing Shadowhunters character ever. I wonder how all this buildup will come to fruition, because there has been a lot of build up to Kit’s legacy. And I’m so flippin’ excited. I liked how well this one tied into the end of Lady Midnight. Perhaps my favourite thing about Cassandra Clare’s writing is how well she connects every single one of her million books so that none feels entirely pointless; everything contributes to and enriches something else. I would also just like to say I’m really grateful for how happy Jem is in this one; a stark contrast to the previous short stories. He’s waited too dang long for this! | Jem adoration level: +300XP | The Lost World - 2.3/5 Meh. Perhaps it is because I was never that big on Ty and especially his whole necromancy storyline in Queen of Air and Darkness that this was my least favourite of the set. It also felt rushed and info-dumpy and Livvy’s POV was surprisingly uninteresting... but also kind of strange? It didn't feel like Livvy at all, but rather just some ghost. I don't know if this was intentional, but it didn't sit right with me. There were a few alarm bells going off, giving a taster of the shit about to go down in The Wicked Powers, but at the same time this short story felt pointless because it didn’t feel like it was anything that couldn’t have been condensed and crammed into the actual Wicked Powers series to have the exact same-or even better-effect. It did, however, establish lil' Mina (with the very unfortunate full name) which nonetheless has me overjoyed! | Jem adoration level: +30XP | Forever Fallen - 4.5/5 My heart is mush. Jem is such an outrageously adorable family man. My love is finally happy and that makes me insurmountably content. Perhaps sticking this heartwarming story in after all the heartbreak and suffering was done for maximum satisfaction... Which is just plain ruthless. The two storylines here didn’t really have any relevance to each other, other than perhaps to contrast the two people with a claim to the Faerie throne: Ash and Kit... but they didn’t really have much to do with each other. I did really like how it established how Kit fits into this new family dynamic and basically gave me a taster of what could very well be my favourite family in the entire Shadowhunters universe! A more effective and suspenseful set up to The Wicked Powers. I’m so excited for it, even if it won’t come out any time soon. Side note: as a music student I must address it. I’m geeking out over Jem’s music studio! The fact that he’s attempting to play the cello, my favourite instrument ever, and that his violin in that house is described to be a Stradivarius violin, made by the famous luthier Stradivari most likely in his golden age of the early 1700’s, had me sent! Just that attention to detail elicits such respect from a nerd like me. | Jem adoration level: +500XP | ... ... But, like, in the end Jem already had 173810192001193830102388243570238092384092375XP thus far, so this whole 'Jem adoration system' was kind of useless to begin with.

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