Waiting on Wednesday: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

  • Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
  • Author: Cassandra Clare
  • Expected Publication Date: November 15th, 2016
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Read more at Goodreads.

Synopsis: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

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’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.


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Yes, I know, this is a super popular series. Yes, I know these were already released as digital shorts. I, however, did not read them. First, I did the math. At $2.99 plus tax per digital, that comes up to over $30. I knew they’d be bound like The Bane Chronicles so I decided to wait. Second, I am a millennial–just barely–but I like instant gratification. I don’t have to wait for each short story, I can plow through all 10 in one night. Last, but not least, I am just always in love with the beautiful covers on these books. I love seeing them all together. I have all of the previous books in the Chronicles including TMI, TID, Lady Midnight, The Bane Chronicles, and the Shadowhunter’s Codex. I am excited to add another beauty to the collection!

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