Clare, Cassandra, et al. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, 655 pages. McElderry, 2016. $24. Language: PG-13 (24 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG-13 (racy scene); Violence: PG-13 (Jack the Ripper story).
Simon Lewis is ready to become a Shadow Hunter, joining the original academy at Idris, which is still in disrepair and disarray, and perpetuating the same stereotypes against human candidates. Simon rocks the boat as he hones his skills, upsets the normal order of things, and also delves into the lives and histories of our favorite Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices series. While there is one story that is very violent and another that is very racy, I don’t see how you can NOT buy this book of stories.
MS – OPTIONAL; HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher