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Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy

(Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  22,662 ratings  ·  2,144 reviews
After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.
Kindle Edition, 78 pages
Published February 17th 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Cat From Cassie's tumblr:
"Shadowhunter Academy will definitely be “a book.” I don’t have a publication date for it, but I would guess it would follow roug…more
From Cassie's tumblr:
"Shadowhunter Academy will definitely be “a book.” I don’t have a publication date for it, but I would guess it would follow roughly the same timeline as the Bane Chronicles since it’s a very similar project."

The last Bane Chronicles ebook was released in March 2014, the whole book was published in November (8 months later) and the last 'Simon' ebook is scheduled for November 2015 so fingers crossed that we'll get the whole Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy mid 2016 (July/August?).
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Sasha Alsberg
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
People say that this tale isn't the best out of the bunch and if that's so, The Shadowhunter Academy must be fan-flipping-tastic (I mean of course it is going to be since it's written by Cassie & Sarah & Maureen)!!! ...more
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
SIMON I LOVE YOU! Going to get to the next novella ASAP
Nasty Lady MJ
Aug 29, 2014 marked it as ca-ching
Recommends it for: Suckers Who Normal Suckers Laugh At

WTF Clare?

Another one.

Will you ever stop?

I'm starting to wonder if this is an addiction. Do you need to go to Shadowhunter rehab?


I said I wouldn't let Cassandra screw me over again, yet here I am.

So, let me tell you I was absolutely happy when Cassie announced these short stories were coming out because we were going to see how Simon may become a Shadowhunter if he survives the Ascend.

Anyhow, here we see how Simon struggles with not remembering everything that happened and we also see how difficult is for everyone else. They, who love him so much and expect him to remember a little more everyday, but that doesn't happen a
Booknut the book focuses on Simon.
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Simon being the main character was probably one of the few highlights for me in what was otherwise a very 'meh' book.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, let me explain:
- Meh refers to ice-cream that isn't blow-your-mind yummy but isn't disgusting either
- It can be used to talk about that one relative of yours you only see at the annual family BBQ
- It's the word Harry Potter fans use to describe characters like Ernie Macmillan or Hannah Abb
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, novella
I had to forcefully pluck my eyelash to wish for a roommate like George Lovelace.
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this! Mostly I just love Simon a lot because Simon is the best.
I would definitely not want to go to Shadowhunter Academy at this point tho, it seems intense and also terrifying.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1), Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

Judith Lewis, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

Shadowhunter Academy is a series of connected novellas featuring the character of Simon Lewis from Cassandra Clare.

It consists of 10 e-novellas written by Cassandra Clare in collaboration with other authors that are being r
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
“He had to escape. He had to go and become a hero, the way he had been once.”

Oh my sweet, dorky Simon.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy brought back all the bitterness and hurt City of Heavenly Fire provoked, but it wasn't (that much) sad and frustrating. It's true that I am all too eager to find out the person Simon became after the events that took place in Edom, but by the Angel what I really wanted was the trademark Simon sassiness and his witty retorts! This novel offered lots of
Natalie Monroe
Jun 09, 2014 marked it as never-ever-ever-reading-this
Oh, goody, more Shadowhunter books!

I remember reading a review (can't remember which sadly) where the person stated the next thing we know Cassie will be writing a book about Simon's time as a rat. Well, looky here.

May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.75/5 stars
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy was the first novella in Cassandra Clare's new bind up. I really enjoyed the take on the shadowhunter world from Simon's point of view. I can tell the new, and old, cast of characters are going to mold together perfectly. They all have such unique personalities that play off of each others really well. There were a couple of awkwardly worded scenes and dialogue that didn't flow, but other than that it was beautiful. I recommend starting this coll
I have missed this world!!
Emma Giordano
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Qhuay
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series/author

Well, this was awesome and heartbreaking and funny and bittersweet, all at the same time.

Simon feeling all that, not knowing why and wanting to escape from all the pain was the saddest thing, but I'm sure he's going to find himself again. Maybe not the person he used to be exactly, but the one he wants to be.

So, if you're a TMI fan, read this soon. I'm so looking forward to the other short stories, particularly The Lost Herondale. Hurry up, time! :)



I'm so freaking excited I
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

“None of this is fair. It isn't fair that part of your life was ripped from you. It's not fair that you were ripped away from me. I'm so angry Simon.”



aww so many feelings comes to me with the reading this novel, the memories of the first time I read City of Bones.!

As I love the world of Shadowhunters!

This novel is great !, a very good start, where we know the Shadowhunters Academy and Simon's initiation on that world. Where I can see again that wonderful person
Jun 10, 2014 marked it as nope

Seriously, this is getting out of control!
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was an amazing start, I enjoyed it so much!

It was hilarious and heartbreaking and I really get to see how Simon cope with what happened to him after then ending of the mortal instruments... Don't worry no spoilers.

When Simon Said:

He did not know the warrior ways of being bros.

I was like:

He had so many hilarious lines...

And George... Let me tell you he was Scottish and I listened to it on audiobook.

In general, the plot wasn't something huge, I don't think it had it was rather an intro
Jun 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
Oh, by the Angel. I finished CoHF two days ago and now I find this and all I can say is: whatever complaining will come with, I'm in. It's Simon you guys ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why, but recently, I have had a thing for nouvellas. Back in the day when I first started reading, I loved reading with physical books. I wasn't a huge fan of ebooks and reading online. And I still feel that way, but recently, I had no choice but to read on my phone because there are some short stories that haven't been released in a bind up. Or there are some really good books online that are not released in physical form. I really love The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devi ...more
Alexa ❤️
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars - Wishing I got a shadow hunter academy invitation just as much as I want a Hogwarts letter!

I just love reading about the shadow hunter world and after City of Heavenly Fire it's great to catch up with Simon again. I love his nerdy sense of humour like weeping Angel jokes!
I'm glad to see that even though he's lost the majority of his memories that his personality has remained the same.
I jut love the SIzzy ship and hope they fully work things out soon!
Also enjoying reading about Simon
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
SIMON. I love him so much
Carolina Carriço
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! I specially adored seeing everyone again. I missed them so, so much! I also really enjoyed seeing the Academy and how it works or how it tries to work.

Catarina has confusing me at first but then she became the warlock I remembered! George surprised me, I ended up really liking him, I can see him and Simon being very good friends. The rest of the students were okay.

Simon... I just want him to get his memories back or make peace with the fact that we won't ever be the guy he
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading this made me realise how much I have missed Simon Lewis... He's literally such a dork and super genuine and funny, I love him so much and just want to be his friend really!

This story was really great and actually gave me Harry Potter vibes due to the whole Academy and lessons thing and I loved it! I am well and truly already in love with George to be honest and I'm so excited to see where this series goes!!
“He waved good-bye to all these people he barely knew and somehow loved anyway, and he hoped they could not tell how relieved he was to be going.”

Yikes, we aren’t off to a good start. Okay, this anthology picks up right after the events of City of Heavenly Fire, but Simon still doesn’t remember everything that happened, but he is now enrolled at the New York Institute. We get to meet so many new students, since the Shadowhunter world is in desperate need to replenish their fighters!
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good start to a new chapter in the Shadowhunter World. A tad bit slow, but an interesting start and introduction to the Shadowhunter Academy nonetheless. I can really see these novellas taking off.

I was devastated about what happened to Simon by the end of City of Heavenly Fire but I'm glad things are starting to turn around for him.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how Simon's novellas will go. I love the new characters especially George Lovelace. He's an absolute sweethear
Maria Kaye
Oct 22, 2014 marked it as never-ever-everrr

I thought 5 shadowhunter series was enough.

Apparently it wasn't.
I want this more than anything. I need it now!! And I will be happy, very happy.

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Thibaut Nicodème
Sep 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: snark
Full review on my blog, the Snark Theater.

So…this was on the verge of getting two-stars for being an unnecessary story about a character I don't like which undid said character's sacrifice and thus most of the consequences we had for City of Heavenly Fire at all. Because aside from the context, it starts out pretty okay. It's basically Mean Girls with Shadowhunters. And less witty.

But then the book kind of forgets that, in Mean Girls, the protagonist isn't in a school that will make her join the
Dec 06, 2014 marked it as never-to-read
That's... well, let's just say that she should have stopped a long time ago.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For everyone who says "OMG,CASSANDRA CLARE,STOP WRITING MORE SHADOWHUNTERS BOOKS,OMG,WE ARE OVER IT" ---> SHUT THE FUCKING FRONT DOOR,OKAY? I would read another 700 pages book about them and i would not get over it. Heard me? I.WOULD.NOT.GET.OVER.IT. Geez,MUNDANES. Always complaining...


"Do you see that man?" Isabelle asked, pointing at Simon. Apparently she was talking about him. "That's Simon Lewis, and he is my boyfriend. So if any of you think about trying to hurt him becau
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“I am here to determine my relationship."
Simon goggled. She couldn't be talking about him. Could she?
"Do you see that man?" Isabelle asked, pointing at Simon. Apparently she was talking about him. "That's Simon Lewis, and he is my boyfriend. So if any of you think about trying to hurt him because he's a mundie or--may the Angel have mercy on your soul--pursuing him romantically, I will come after you, I will hunt you down and I will crush you to powder.”
“Simon," Isabelle interrupted, "you're talking like a nerd."
She said it almost fondly, but it freaked Simon out more. "And I don't know how to be smooth, sexy vampire Simon for you, either!"
Isabelle's perfect mouth curved, like a dark half-moon in her pale face. "You were never that smooth, Simon."
"Oh," said Simon. "Oh, thank God. I know you've had a lot of boyfriends. I remember that was a faerie, and"--another flash of memory, this time most unwelcome--"a...Lord Montgomery? You dated a member of the nobility? How am I ever going to compete with that?"
Isabelle still looked fond, but it was diluted with a good deal of impatience. "You're Lord Montgomery, Simon!”
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