“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 him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.
So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. 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. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is 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. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.”
~Synopsis from Goodreads
Okay I read this book after reading Lady Midnight so I do not suggest that. It should be read after The Mortal Instruments, but before Lady Midnight. I read this after Lady Midnight because I was waiting for the published version to come out.
I did really enjoy it though. This book follows Simon and includes ten short stories. It follows him through his training to become a Shadowhunter and recover his memories. We meet so many lovely new characters that become some of Simon’s best friends. We also get to see characters from TMI and TID. We get to see Magnus, Alec, Clary, Isabelle, Jace, Tessa Gray, and Jem. Guys so many feels. I couldn’t deal with the Clace, Malec, and Sizzy feels. This made me love Simon even more! Like he’s so funny and so brave.
I gave this book a 5 out of stars! I really enjoyed it and I totally recommend it to anyone who loves Cassandra Clare! Seriously, guys read it!
Until Next Time,