Monday, July 20, 2015

The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare

Published: June 2015
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
Pages: unknown
Copy Provided by: Borrowed
Summary: Goodreads


All evil starts somewhere, and Simon Lewis learns how The Circle—led by Valentine Morgenstern—began. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

The Shadowhunter Academy has only just reopened following the disastrous rise of the Circle. Now the faculty can finally admit to what happened when Valentine was a student.

This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. The Evil We Love is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.

The Evil We Love is novella #5 in the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series.  What I LOVE about this series is that it carries on after Book #6 of the Mortal Instruments.  We follow along with Simon, the best friend turned vampire back into human who has lost all of his memories. (How is THAT for confusing??)  

Simon is trying to figure out his feelings for Isabelle.  Unfortunately, she inadvertently burned her in public when she tried to jumpstart his feelings and now he feels a little bit lost without her...even though he doesn't remember her.  But a part of his heart remembers.   The problem is, Isabelle is trying desperately hard to ignore him.  She doesn't take to rejection easily, I think.  

Isabelle and her father visit the academy to teach students about what happened in the circle.  He reveals his part in the circle and how enigmatic Valentine was in turning about Shadowhunter history and starting the war.  It was great background on how the Circle came to be and the relationships within it.  

I love the way the authors twisted this one around so we can learn a little more about Isabelle and Simon's relationship.  It certainly wasn't what I was expecting.  I would read this title again!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read all these stories!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess