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What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything

(The Bane Chronicles #8)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  11,650 ratings  ·  937 reviews
Magnus Bane may or may not be dating Alec Lightwood, but he definitely needs to find him the perfect birthday present.

Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he’s also got to deal with the demon he’s conjured up
ebook, 40 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published November 1st 2013)
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Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
My actual rating is 4.5

What Really Happened in Peru - 2 Stars
The Runaway Queen - 2 Stars
Vampires, Sconces and Edmund Herondale - 4 Stars
The Midnight Heir - 5 Stars
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort - 4 Stars
Saving Raphael Santiago - 4 Stars
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort - 3 Stars
What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything - 4 Stars
The Last Stand of the New York Institute - 4 Stars
The Course of True Love [and First Dates] - 4 Stars
The Voicemail of
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Narrated by Cecil Baldwin, Jamie Bamber, George Blagden, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jordan Gavaris, Stephen Lunsford, David Oyelowo, Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, Jesse Williams

What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who has Everythings was such a super cute, adorabbly funny read. From everything about Magnus worrying about what to get Alec for his birthday, Alec's initial shyness / awkwardness in front of Magnus, Isabelle giving her support / advice, to phone call with Ragnor and the
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for this one. Not the others. THIS ONE.

Give me some Malec, please. I really need it.

“This was love, new and bright and terrifying…”

Firstly, I will say that it’s really skeezy that Alec was indeed seventeen when he and Magnus started at least kissing one another. I don’t want to make light of that whatsoever, and I completely think it was wrong. But if you ignore that, I really loved this short story and seeing a glimpse in the Shadowhunter world before everything went down in TMI. I also really loved the scene with Izzy and Magnus; it was pure, perfect, and everythi
Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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3 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). MAGNUS AND ALEC ARE SO CAYUTTTEEEEEEEEE

My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)
3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less.
too many feels.
simply perfect.

"Yes, this one, this one fits, after all the stumbling around and searching, and here it is."

"Time was something that moved in fits and starts for Magnus, dissipating like mist or dragging like chains, but when Alec was here, Magnus’s time seemed to fall into an easy rhythm with Alec’s, like two heartbeats falling into sync. He felt anchored by Alec, and his whole self felt restless and mutinous when Alec was not there, because he knew how different it would b
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was in the mood for some Malec.
1. interesting characters (Alec&Isabell are my favourites)
2. the plot - not too exciting but cute nevertheless
3. the setting - back to where City of Bones started
4. Magnus Bane - not annoying at all for once
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: tmi fans
Shelves: short-stories
This is the cutest short-story ever, I love how we see Magnus' excitement over Alec and how he falls for him slowly and steadily. It's really cute to see how he's struggling to figure out what to get him for his birthday. It's really cute and while it's pretty much uneventful it's still an exhilarating short-story.
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Malec will be the death of me I swear!!! Not a lot happened in this story but it was still super great and cute! Loved taking a little trip back in time to the early stages of Magnus and Alec's relationship, ugh I just love them both so much!
Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-audiobook
Do I love Malec? Or do I love Malec a lot?

No one can convince me otherwise.

This was honestly just such a pure read. I loved this look on their relationship and for a short plot I was really enjoying myself.


1. What Really Happened in Peru - ★★★☆☆
2. The Runaway Queen - ★★☆☆☆
3. Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale - ★★★★★
4. The Midnight Heir - ★★★★★
5. The Rise of the Hotel Dumort - ★★☆☆☆
6. Saving Raphael Santiago - ★★★★☆
7. T
Carolina Carriço
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories

*taking a deep breath*


*taking a thousand deep breaths*

I'm slightly better. I think I can manage to write a half decent review.

I loved this book!!! It's without doubt one of my favourites until now! I can't help it but go into full fangirling mode whenever Malec cute and sexy moments are described!!! Specially those kisses! Just thinking about that one outside T
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)

Vamos a ver, es que Magnus preguntándole a todo el mundo qué puede regalarle a Alec por su cumpleaños es la cosa más hermosa de la vida. Sobre todo por todo lo que va pensando en el proceso, pues se está dando cuenta de que Alec no es sencillamente un romance más, sino que tiene pinta de ser algo muchísimo más profundo. Se está formando una conexión y ambos la desean muchísimo. Es precioso ver a Magnus c

These novellas keep getting worse and worse. This one barely had a plot, it was just 30 pages (though it felt like a hundred) of Magnus whining about what to get Alec for his birthday.

-Not surprisingly, Magnus was still whiny, rude to everyone, horrid, and judgmental. What happened to the half decent Magnus from the TMI series? He's turned into an insufferable prat. Am I the only one that finds it creepy how he's dating and lusting after an inexperienced teenage boy? Why can't he prey on
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wish I can give this book 10 stars because it's beautiful and so peaceful and Cassandra should just write a whole book about Malec because they are so perfect I just can't..

“He sipped his coffee and contemplated his demon-summoning outfit for the day. Demon summoning was not something Magnus did often, on account of it being technically extremely illegal. Magnus did not have enormous respect for the Law, but if he was breaking it he wanted to look good doing it.”
E.V. Fairfall
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty cute. Fav so far of the Bane Chronicles.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
Although Alec is one of my favorite characters in the show, this was the first time I actually liked him in the books. Never thought I would ever think of him as cute lol.
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Awww this was so cute. I might write a mini review :)
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD !!!!!! MALEC !!! You have no idea of the state that I am right now. I can´t stop grinning and flailing. I'M A TRUE FANGIRL IN THIS MOMENT !! jsdgfaskdgg
Malec... They are just so perfect !!! This was so cute !!!! And those kisses... Oh my dear lord I want more !!!*-* They're so cute !!!! Oh my god. That scene when Alec is protecting Magnus and then Magnus kisses him against the wall outside Taki's... IT WAS SO CUTE AND HOT !!! I swear that I ca't stop fangirling right now ! I can't e
Clem (the villain's quest)
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magnus and Alec are my children and I’d die for them. This novella gave me the feels.
Wren (fablesandwren)
We get some love from Alec, YAY!

I like this story because you see a nicer side of Isabelle…and of Alec. You actually see that they are human and not just warriors like they want you to think.

Magnus is so cute and in love. You haven’t seen him like this with his past relationships you see him with in this series.

Order to Read this Series:
The Mortal Instruments #01: City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments #02: City of Ashes
The Mortal Instruments #03: City of Glass
The Infernal Devices #01: Clockwork A
Malec all the time!!!! Seeing what Magnus truly thought about Alec even at the beginning of their relationship was so so so sweet. I adored it. These two are my OTP of this series for a reason, and for anyone who asks why, I will make them read this novella.

Plus that demon was really entertaining, and Isabelle's badassery is always welcome.
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Post reading: Disappointed. I won't be reading the other stories, I love Magnus and Alec but I felt nothing for this story. Cassandra Clare just needs to stop writing this series.

Pre reading:Omygod Alec and Magunus!!
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
{March 11th, 2015} MINI REVIEW

1.5 stars.

SPOILERS i guess

Pg 388.
What to buy a Shadowhunter that has everything? Immortality so you two can be together forever. #likeseriouslythough #facepalm

Either that or Acceptance. To me this is a poor choice of a title mostly because of what happens in TMI (view spoiler) or something, it's been a while since I read the books. And the way these stories seem to be ranging quite drastically f
Valentina M
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love is in the air!!!

Malec <3 <3 <3
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
This was such a sweet story. We are now in present time when Magnus has first met Alec and their infatuation is just beginning. It is Alec's 18th birthday and Magnus is deliberating as to what to get him. It is great to be able to get into Magnus's head to see how he was feeling, what he was thinking at the early stages of their relationship.
❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
I'm on the Bane Train.
Sage Elizabeth
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
1.) What Really Happened in Peru ★★★★
2.) The Runaway Queen ★★★
3.) Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale ★★★★★
4.) The Midnight Heir ★★★★★
5.) The Rise of the Hotel Dumort ★★★
6.) Saving Raphael Santiago ★★★★★
7.) The Fall of the Hotel Dumort ★★★★
Jeannette Nikolova
Dec 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Really bad. Cringe-worthy. Magnus at his very worst.
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the cutest thing ever. That's my review. That's it. It's just so cute. Malec is life.
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo

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“Happy birthday, Alexander," Magnus murmured.
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