Monday, September 24, 2018

Stacking the Shelves - Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received

Summary (by Goodreads)

Celine Montclaire goes to the Shadow Market to escape. She would go anywhere in Paris, or the entire world, to escape the suffering she experiences at the hands of her family. She did not expect to meet Valentine Morgenstern there, or to have him promise her freedom and the heart of the man she secretly loves. On one condition, of course. At the Shadow Market, nothing is for free.

One of the things that I love about the Mortal Instruments series is that it is so vast.  And it spans across generations. We see the Infernal Devices series which dates back in time and then current day families, events and relationships.  How Cassandra Clare has interwoven the Shadowhunter families is fascinating and I think it is one of the key components to keeping her world diverse and interesting.  Each family acts as its own web with its own story and the threads that make up this web are the relationships and complexities that tie to another person or family. Ghosts of the Shadow Market helps to bridge the gap and of course open new story possibilities to understand characters we have seen little of  throughout the books.  It is a great addition if you have read the full series but would be hard to understand if you are JUST beginning to read about the Shadowhunters.  I have been reading them for the past week or so (yes, I need to do reviews) and I LOVE these background stories and histories.  
**spoiler alert**
Celine's history with Stephen Herondale is of particular interest because it relates to a very KEY character in the Mortal Instruments series.   See how I did that? I gave you a hint WITHOUT revealing everything. 
If you have read the entire Mortal Instruments series (and maybe even Infernal Devices), I would highly recommend diving into Ghosts of the Shadow Market.  There are 10 stories in all and they seem to be released one each month since April 2018...which makes sense because it all leads up to the final installment of  The Dark Artifices.

- Christinabean

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