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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

(Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1-10)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  52,928 ratings  ·  5,797 reviews
Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at hi ...more
Hardcover, 655 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Every Cassandra Clare Novel (or Novella) is designed to be a "stand alone" story ... so, no you don't have to read anything gone before to pick up the 'gist' of what's going on. BUT ... in order to get the very best out of the story you're reading, understand certain references etc, then yes - it's a good idea to have read what has come before.

I wouldn't stress though ... you can grab 'Tales' once it comes out in hard copy ... and then reread Lady Midnight with a whole new insight (just like a lot have us have done with The Mortal Instruments after The Bane Chronicles were released!) ... The beautiful thing about owning a book!

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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy: 4 stars.
The Lost Herondale: 3 stars.
The Whitechapel Fiend: 5 stars.
Nothing but Shadows: 5 stars.
The Evil We Love: 3 stars.
Pale Kings and Princes: 5 stars.
Bitter of Tongue: 4 stars.
The Fiery Trial: 4 stars.
Born to Endless Night: 5 stars.
Angels Twice Descending: 5 stars.
Claudia Ramírez
Individual ratings:

・ The Lost Herondale: 2/5
・ The Whitechapel Fiend: 3/5
・ Nothing but Shadows: 5/5
・ The Evil We Love: 3/5
・ Pale Kings and Princes: 4/5
・ Bitter of Tongue: 4/5
・ The Fiery Trial: 3/5
・ Born to Endless Night: 5/5
・ Angels Twice Descending: 5/5

Favoritos: Nothing but Shadows, Born to Endless Night, Angels Twice Descending

Emma Giordano
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so happy I decided to reread these! While I of course loved these novellas the first time around, I felt I was able to connect to them better the second time. When I originally read them, I quickly forgot the individual stories but it feels so good to have the fresh in my mind.

I would highly recommend the audiobooks for TFTSA. They're all narrated by a different voice actor and it really added to my reading experience. I had the best time rereading these and definitely feel ready for Lord of
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


1.) City of Bones ★★★
2.) City of Ashes ★★
3.) City of Glass ★★★
1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★
4.) City of Fallen Angels
2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★
5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★★
3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★
6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★★
*.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★

With the way that City of Heavenly Fire ended, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy! I thought this was going to be everything, but sadly I was a little let down. I mean, a few of the stories in here are the best I’v
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy: 2 stars
2. The Lost Herondale: 2.5 stars
3. The Whitechapel Fiend: 2.5 stars
4. Nothing But Shadows: 4 stars
5. The Evil We Love: 3.5 stars
6. Pale Kings and Princes: 3 stars
7. Bitter of Tongue: 3.5 stars
8. The Fiery Trial: 4 stars
9. Born to Endless Night: 4 stars
10. Angels Twice Descending: 4 stars
Ashley Nuckles
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED. THIS. BOOK.

Now, I read Lady Midnight before this, not know it would spoil me a bit, but I still loved reading and learning about some of the backstory to the things I read about in LM!

I was so happy to be with Simon again because Simon was easily one of my top three favs in The Mortal Instruments...hell, even in the entirety of The Shadowhunter Chronicles he's my favorite!

What I also enjoyed about this bindup was how many flashbacks there were! We visited Will & Tessa, Jam
Oct 20, 2015 marked it as maybe-read
Shelves: 2016-publication
Hey guuuuys! Look, the actual cover is out now!

(I mean I doubt I'll read this bc I'm not a big fan of novellas or bind-ups in general, but y'know, one day.)
Since I was bored and detest calculus homework, I decided to put all the covers of the novellas together.
So, uh, here:
and because I have no doubt that's tiny as hell: hopefully, this'll be a higher def.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed these stories!! I gave all of the stories 3.5 or 4 stars, but overall I would give it a 4 stars! I am so excited to finally get to Lady Midnight next month AHHHHH!

Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all shadowhunter fans
“It didn’t feel like bravery. It simply felt like taking the next step forward.”

I’m going to bury myself in a hole so that I can scream and cry in peace with my emotions to be whisked away by Lovelace ghosts.

A moment of silence because these stories were so nostalgic but also creative and highly emotional. I feel like all of these short stories were essential in understand the “whys” of the conflicts and just amazing additional content for any shadowhunter fan. In case you are wondering:

I r
She-who-must-not-be-named  (exams)
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
You can always count on Cassandra Clare to deliver a happy ending 💔
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Loved reading this! Wish I read it before Lady Midnight but I still really enjoyed it!
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love you Simon Lewis.
Sara (sarawithoutanH)
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
THIS WAS FANTASTIC!!! I LOVED IT SO MUCH!! This is saying a lot because TMI took me over two years to finish. Simon has always been my favorite character and I loved having him as the main focus. I also loved reading about The Last Hour characters and seeing a glimpse of what's to come in The Dark Artifices.

Also, the ending hurt me so much??? Like how could u do that to meeee???
Alexa ❤️
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars (view spoiler)

I enjoyed each and every story of Simon's journey through Shadow hunter Academy.

Simon's character really developed throughout the story from an unsure mundane who second guessed all of his relationships and despised his past self to a confident and capable shadow hunter.

(view spoiler)
Victoria ♡
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I...I'm...oh my Gods. 5*'s! All the stars! The end of the last story just I'm almost in tears ahhh!

This was such a good bind up I'm so happy I finally read these short stories! Simon has always been one of my favourite characters and just reading about him at the academy made me so happy, I'm so content my heart is full, Sizzy has sailed again...ugh!

I can't think of a single story in this that I didn't like, I loved the back story and all of the character development so much (Malec oh my Gods)
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a collection of ten novellas that follows Simon Lewis after the events of City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in the Mortal Instruments series.

Disclaimer: If you haven’t read the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices series there will be spoilers and references ahead.

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with Cait!

I'm not going to go into details with each novella because there's a gazillion of them and I've already some forgotten details here and there.

Rating for each novella:
1) Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy: 3 stars
2) The Lost Herondale: 3.5 stars
3) The Whitechapel Fiend: 4 stars
4) Nothing but Shadows: 5 stars
5) The Evil We Love: 3.5 stars
6) Pale Kings and Princes: 4.5 stars
7) Bitter of Tongue: 5 stars
8) The Fiery Trial: 2.5 stars
9) Born to Endless Night: 4 stars
10) Angels Twi
Buddy read with Jia!

Okay, I liked this book for the most part but there were definitely sections that dragged on that I gave 0 shits about. I think in the end I ended up actually really liking 3 of these novellas, while the other 7 I didn't overly care for. Basically my main problem was the fact that Simon is my least favourite character from TMI. I find him annoying as all hell and I really struggled to get past that. As you'll see, my favourite novellas were ones that he had very limited role
Feb 05, 2020 added it
Shelves: not-finished
If a book is listed as "currently reading" for more than 6 months, it might be time to move on... ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
5/5 ☆ i'm a mess of emotions.

i didn't realize but there are a ton of (i guess you could say) side characters i didn't fully appreciate or understand until reading these novellas and i'm so happy my perspective changed. it shows there are more sides to a person you may think.

i'm also surprised by how strongly i appreciated the themes. these novellas are mostly about finding who you are and what YOU want. i fohnd that really surprising because most novella collections are just compilations of "fa
5/5 stars

Technically read this since I read all the individual novellas.
Honestly, not the biggest novella person BUT this is soooo worth the read!
Here are some of my thoughts:
• I adore the one about James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild. It is so sweet and funny – ahhhh.
• Fuck you, Robert Lightwood, always, but I can finally understand his perspective a bit more – while still being disgusted by his guts, but also, still appreciating that he’s trying to change for his children.
• Helen’s story breaks my heart (and the real fae story is shocking but somewhat eye-opening).
• Jem is always a light in the dark. Seeing how he has been there fo
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
1.) City of Bones ★★★★
2.) City of Ashes ★★★★
3.) City of Glass ★★★★
4.) City of Fallen Angels ★★★
5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★.5
6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★

1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★★★
2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★★
3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★

1.) Lady Midnight [TBA]
2.) Lord of Shadows [TBA]
3.) Queen of Air and Darkness [TBA]

1.) The Red Scrolls of Magic ★★★★.5

1.) Chain of Gold ★★★★★

*.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★★
*.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy ★★★.5
*.) Ghosts of the Shadow Market ★★★★

michaela ☁️
i was not expecting to love this as much as i did. ❤️
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shadowhunters
Guess who's crying instead of studying ...more
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Can't help feeling a deja lu: many things remind many other things: Hogwarts, Harry Potter's summer woes, Mudbloods and Muggles, etc... Great that I love all that other stuff and enjoyed this read immensely!
1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #1) by Cassandra Clare Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
It's Q: “Just such an impressive display from three future awesome demon hunters.” (c)

The ex-undead Simon has trouble packing. Catarina harasses that sorry dean gal into submission. The whole Academy 'communes with nature' instead of fixing the malfunctio
✨    jami   ✨
I had so many mixed thoughts coming into this, because there were some elements I knew I'd like (DARK ARTIFICES CHARACTERS APPEARING, MAGNUS & ALEC!) but also some elements I really knew I wouldn't

two massive unpopular opinions I have

1: sizzy is a shit couple
2: simon isn't that interesting of a character. I mean he's okay, but I don't like him that much either

Those elements did, kind of annoy me. But the other elements I knew I'd like I really liked so that kind of counter-balanced my salt.

emily schacht♥️
you guys holy shoot
my favorite hecking character gets his own book and

so many lessons learned, so many themes explored, and so many stories told. each aspect was incredible and insightful and I love every single page. the last shattered me and yet made my heart whole again. I swear my heart has grown from it. there is SO MUCH LOVE for every single moment between these characters and each of their stories and I will forever cherish them all.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
edit, 2017: I was going through my bookshelves while reorganizing them and I stumbled upon my physical copy of TFTSA. I read the e-novellas back to 2015 and then I got a free hardcover bind copy way later but never planned to re-read them. Not remembering basically anything about the short stories in it, I re-read them all today and
Was I disappointed.
I remembered liking them quite a lot but re-reading them without any expectations made me feel a bit more crytical. I may say that I didn't lik
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