Shadowhunters and Downworlders by Cassandra Clare
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Explore the world of the Mortal Instruments with Cassandra Clare and more

Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of more than a dozen top YA writers, including New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write about the Mortal Instruments series, its characters, and its world.

Inside you’ll read:

• A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace)
• The unexpected benefits of the incest taboo
• What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus’ European vacation
• The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion
• And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting

About Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare is the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices trilogies of young adult fantasy novels. Her first book, City of Bones, was a 2007 Locus Award finalist for Best First Novel. Her books have been translated into 32 languages. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two cats.
Published January 29, 2013 by Smart Pop. 218 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Multiple entries heap praise upon the series for its incorporation of queer relationships and mixed-race characters, though none of those essays point out that these queer and mixed-race characters are never the protagonists.

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Cassandra Clare’s Internationally popular 'Mortal Instruments' series has a history of producing passion, the fact that her fandom passionately campaigns and supports polls and votes is just one example of this.

Jan 29 2013 | Read Full Review of Shadowhunters and Downworlder...

The Trades

Here's how you know your YA novel series has finally hit the big time: Smart Pop puts out a collection of essays from contemporary authors on the finer plot points.

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Shadowhunters and Downworlder...

Gr 9 Up—Cassandra Clare, author of the "Mortal Instruments" series (S & S), has gathered a collection of essays (Amart Pop, 2013) by fellow fantasy authors analyzing the characters, setting, and themes of her popular young adult novels. "Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl" by Kami Garcia, au...

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