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    (New) [Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader] BY Cassandra Clare ShadowhunterDownworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader is Shadowhunting 101 at it's finest If you were to take a course on Shadowhunting and Downworlders I would venture to guess this book is what the class would be made up off Shadowhunters and Downworlds is an interesting anthology that brings together authors who not only talk about various subjects and topics that are found within Cassie's books they support what they're saying with uote

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    (New) [Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader] BY Cassandra Clare Really 15 stars Cassandra Clare just be thankful that Robin Wasserman wrote a kick ass essayTo see full review click here The Mortal Instruments or are morbidly curious how anyone could write a critical essay about them or how much they love incest? Then read this bookHonestly I probably wouldn't have read this had I not heard about the infamous incest essayYes there's an essay on incest and how great it isAnd yep that's what the essay is r

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    (New) [Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader] BY Cassandra Clare A very informative readThe Mortal Instruments series is one of my fave series ever and reading this guide book have widen my knowledge about shadowhunters and downworlders Moreover Cassandra Clare further explained some things about the characters from their personalities to the weapons they use You would know about your favorite characters in this guide book I recommend it to all TMI fans out there

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader
  • Cassandra Clare
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9781937856229

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Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader free read Ý 100 Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters vampires werewolves fairies and has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers Originally a trilogy City of Bones City of Ashes City. What I ultimately have to say in my reflections about Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader may take uite a bit of time So sit back get cozy grab a cup of your favorite drink in my case for the moment it s hot cocoa and maybe put on some mood music I m currently playing Depeche Mode s Strangelove but I have a wide variety of tunes on my playlist at the moment and it s just being random I kind of want to create a relaxing environment for those who come across this review because it might be easier to digest that way because there s much ground to cover on the basis of this work for the dimensions it addresses and the parts it doesn tForewarning to those who may peruse this review I am not a Mortal Instruments fan per se That might get a rise out of some of you saying Well if you re not a fan why are you reading this Rose The argument I ll make is that you don t have to be a fan of the series to read this considering this is a compilation of short non fiction essays about the MI series but you will have to have read the series or at least know enough about the series events to pick this up I ualify as the latter because I haven t read past book 2 and I still have to write a review for that Otherwise SPOILER WARNINGS aplentyAlso if you re a die hard fan of Cassie Clare the writer you re probably not going to like some of the things I have to say in this review But I do believe in being honest and try to provide some constructive food for thought to the table There are some things about this book that bothered me with respect to Clare s contributions to it I ll address that shortlyI m going to keep the actual spoilers on TMI s series to a minimum and just reflect on the essays themselves For the most part Shadowhunters and Downworlders is interesting when you get down to the individual article contributors the majority of them having some very interesting topics to approach and the way of their approach being refreshing to read even if you re not entirely enad with the series The reason for this is because there s a conversational tone to the collection that provides a jumping point for a smorgasbord of topics It s a conversation starter as well as for some of the entries especially an opportunity for the authors within to share what they liked about Clare s series Coming into this I knew that I would probably not see eye to eye with some of what the authors had to say but I was looking for how well they made their points and the intrigue of the topic they had to cover just as well as the way they presented that topicHowever and this is a BIG however I had many problems in this narrative some of which significant enough to affect my reading experience of this in multiple dimensions I m not going to hold my tongue about some of the critiues because I think it s warranted with how the work comes across and with respect to it being the type of work it isOne of them is having to tell Cassie Clare to take a step back when it comes to a book that s supposed to be other people talking about her work I know she s the editor of this compilation and I know that a great many of the authors in this compilation are close associates writing partners and friends of hers but I couldn t for the life of me understand why it was so hard to let those authors different contributions speak for themselves Were those intros to each essay really necessary I didn t think so Matter in point I found them extremely distracting I call it breaking a fourth wall or maybe something along the lines of a Natalie Cole effect Here s a tangent that I ll explain Natalie Cole had a TV movie done of her life that showed a while back on TV I think it was Lifetime or something of that measure She starred in it which was actually an aspect that was fine with me particularly when the movie came to the present day and she s shown embracing parts of her life after a series of ups and downs But what I couldn t get over in the portrayal of that movie was that she would in certain parts show up to narrate the things that would happen to her while looking directly at the camera as if she s addressing the audience directly Now there s nothing to say if someone can make that techniue work for them but often than not it had the tendency to throw one out of the movie because it breaks the flow of the narrative and calls into uestion what method to tell the story within a documentary a fictionalized re enactment or a personal narrative It tries to go for all three but never settles into either of them and it doesn t help getting into the shoes of what it s trying to portray the singer s life That s not intended to knock Natalie Cole as a singer and a woman of her respective accomplishments and accolades but of the way the film comes acrossThat said the intro narratives if you will made by Clare before each essay in this collection came across as distracting pretentious and didn t offer much that each respective essay couldn t have done by its lonesome I think a far better alternative would ve been since Clare did the Intro to this collection to include brief thoughts about the essays within that one section and then left the rest alone It s something that I ve seen in a few writing collections where the author contributed thoughts to a collection of critical essays about hisher work This series of articles are from people who do collectively speaking like the MI series and use dimensions from the series to approach a wide array of topics Some of these were hits such as talking about Jewish practice or the history of tattoo art or the importance of place in a narrative Others were a complete miss such as establishing how incest ishealthy Ick pun intended I ll address the ones that stood out the most to me for better and worseThe collection starts off with Unhomely Places an examination of the role of place in a story Kate Milford author of The Boneshaker elouently expounds upon her own experiences with place cites examples of how City of Bones forms a firm sense of place with within New York as well as how place shapes identity in a number of different ways I enjoyed the expansions and examples she used within the textMichelle Hodkin author of The Unbecoming of Dara Myer caught my attention to the detail she used in her article Simon Lewis Jewish Hero Vampire because personally I did like Simon s character in TMI and she does a good job working the details of Jewish practice while delving into some personal insights with the character and the trials he faces in the narrativeRachel Caine s Not For Illustration Purposes Only was probably my favorite contribution among the collective essays because she gives so many interesting details on the history of tattoos and establishes her points well for what she liked about the TMI series She s very humorous while informativeSara Ryan s The Importance of Being Malec was an interesting piece spanning multiple topics the incidence of GLBT literature in YA which I think could ve been even further expanded upon but was informative for what it offered the relationship between Magnus Bane and Alec in the MI series and an interesting focus on Magnus s attire which I didn t expect It covered a lot of ground and I found it interesting to readRounding out the collection was Sarah Rees Brennan s What Does That Deviant Wench Think She s Doing Or Shadowhunters Gone Wild I ll admit that title alone made my eyebrows raise I read it was probably somewhere halfway between laughing and saying Oh Sarah you so crazy to shaking my head It was very hit and miss considering her voice for humor and it s not as serious as some of the collection but I still found it worth the time taken to readThe remaining collection of narratives are respectable and noteworthy in many of their chosen topics but I have to bring attention to one of the articles in this that really had me conflicted after I read it I could see some good points in it but I also saw a lot of muddledmixed messages in it It s a shame because I love Kendare Blake s writing especially considering how much I liked Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares the latter I finished not long ago But Blake wrote an article which is probably the most controversial out of this group of essays It deals with the matter of the suggested incest between Clary and Jace in the MI series The article Brotherly Love Jace Clary and the Function of Taboo left me feeling conflicted about reading the article but I wanted to give it a chance Particularly noted the blurb for Shadowhunters and Downworlders notes that this work examines the benefits no really of incest in literatureUhthat s not a good selling point to be blunt about it But Blake to her credit begins the article on an interesting note saying in so many words that readers like to see characters struggle through conflict and that happy couples are boring But then the article goes on to say that Jace and Clary overcome the taboo of sibling incest and they do it without ever crossing the grossout lineI d like to raise some contentions to that First I always thought that TMI raised the incest measure as merely a plot point for conflict and to me that felt like a cheap form of playing upon the reader s sentiments So it horrified me when I read in Blake s own wordsOkay so the incest taboo functions as an effective romantic obstacleNo it doesn tIncest in itself is a complex moral issue with a lot of weight something that Blake later says in the article which I commend her for and it s not easy to delve into those moral lines without people getting freaked out Even with respect to VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic the portrayal of incest was an enactment of sexual desires that the brother and sister could not act upon because they weren t raised in a normal social environment and I think that was addressed in the book as well The Taboo as Titilation section of Blake s article made me side eye the screen because incest isn t necessarily shown to titillate as much as it s shown for conflict and how that conflict is seen and approached in itself which is ultimately what drives a story It can be a point of arousal for the reader that can come in different forms Nota bene I m not saying arousal meaning sexual arousal but rather the measure of drawing up strong emotions associated with a stimulus or set of stimuli That can be an event a conflict a physicalemotionalmental stimulus of sorts with due consideration as to why that response comes aboutHow that conflictarousal dynamic is portrayed can make the difference between whether a story dealing with incest pulls the reader into where the characters are mentally showing why they thinkfeelact in the ways they do or leaves the reader feelingwellicky Or maybe just plumb annoyedAnyone who watches anime remember the series Marmalade Boy The series that had so many love uadrangles it would like to have made one s head spin Hey don t judge me I liked the series Though I honestly haven t seen it in years Anyone remember the last season when they were in America and close to the end of the series there was an alarm of sorts where Yuu distanced himself from Miki because of a certain revelation that turned out not to be true That was to me an example of when the taboocontroversy wasn t used effectively In the series Miki and Yuu already weathered however many barriers to their relationship since the beginning many of them uite plausible The best friend that pines over the girl the girl who pines over the new guy the best friend who pines over the guy who doesn t know she exists All plausible conflicts and ultimately it s those ups and downs that allowed the viewer to get closer to the characters through the duration of the series Then there was the awkward navigating to try to say how they felt and the share of heartbreak at the revelations that came to pass The unfolding events were even to the point where they had friends breakmake up and end up going into their own relationships to speak of But by the time that particular controversial element was added it just felt like a vehicle carelessly thrown in for conflict I personally felt that way about how Clare introduced the incest angle in TMI because it seemed like it was thrown into the foray for the conflict rather than actually dealing with the sentimental and moral repercussions of it Granted in TMI there is some back and forth in the complication of Jace and Clary s relationship after the incest reveal but to say it s meaningful or justified I ll agree to disagree on the portrayal but I still didn t like how Blake tried to explain it initially And even in latter parts of the article it s awkwardI think the argument was a little sound as it made reference to the nature of conflict and how it functions in a story Yet I was pretty skeptical of the justification between the role of incest between Jace and Clary s relationship versus Jonathan and Clary s relationship and how somehow the latter was negative than the former With an issue like incest you may have differences in the degrees of the relationships and intent considering character relations and their respective interactions but to try to segment something that s already a significant socialsocietalmoral taboo in its own nature is difficult And considering that the taboo is portrayed in a false light ultimately functioning as a barrier to JaceClary s relationship it makes it even manipulative really The matter s shown as of a vehicle rather than a conflict with due moral weightI don t know I have a feeling that Blake s article is going to be seen in a multitude of different viewpoints and while I can see certain angles of her argument it didn t sit well with meOn an overall note I think this compilation was worth reading for its better moments but not without a fair share of cons to consider with itOverall score 255Note I received this as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher Smart PopBenBella Books Inc

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Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader free read Ý 100 A collection of YA authors writing about the series and its world Authors Who Contributed Holly Black Kendare Blake Gwenda Bond Sarah Rees Brennan Rachel Caine Sarah Cross Kami Garcia Michelle Hodkin Kelly Link Kate Milford Diana Peterfreund Sara Ryan Scott Tracey Robin Wasserman. Really 15 stars Cassandra Clare just be thankful that Robin Wasserman wrote a kick ass essayTo see full review click here The Mortal Instruments or are morbidly curious how anyone could write a critical essay about them or how much they love incest Then read this bookHonestly I probably wouldn t have read this had I not heard about the infamous incest essayYes there s an essay on incest and how great it isAnd yep that s what the essay is really about I ll give you a minute to go to the bathroom and empty out your stomach s contentsThat being said the book is essentially a collection of essays about Cassandra Clare s The Mortal Instruments series edited by Cassie Clare herselfAnd that s where a lot of my problems with the collection lies I think it might have seemed like a good idea at the time to have Clare edit the book but it had to be one of the dumbest choices the publishing company made I ll talk about this in the worst feature part of the review But let s just say I think Clare overlooked many of the very obvious problems that most editors would ve easily caughtYeah it was that poorly editedAnd yeah it s an ARC But ARCs at most are suppose to only have typos so it s really no excuseBesides the various editing and formatting problems the essays themselves were a bit of a stretch The worst one by far was Kendare Blake s essay which was called Brotherly Love This is the incest essay Blake already was dealign with a difficult subject matter and I felt like she failed in trying to prove her point Look don t try to say that incest is okay No matter how you try to spin it it s not going to come off as sounding right Maybe if the essay was worded better it would ve came off better But instead I just wanted to shake Blake and Clare who chimed in about how romantic the whole incest thing wasRomanticRomanticRomanticReally incest is romanticYou have to be kidding meDeep breathsOkay I m calm enough to continue nowWhat makes you think incest is romantic Clare and Blake is itA The biological defects that children that are produced from incestuous unions will haveBThe fact that there s no one closer biologically speaking than a siblingC The emotional power struggle that occurs in these relationship ie they re emotionally and often physically and sexually abusiveD All of the aboveI bet Cassandra Clare answers D Actually I really think the incest plot was a cheap trick if anything else A cheap disgusting trick on Clare s part And I hear it s not the first time she s used incest as a plot device in a story ie she had a Ron and Ginny fan fic ironically named The Mortal Instruments yep Ron and Ginny did the nasty You can run to the bathroom again I ll wait before I continueNow that your stomach is completely empty I guess I ll talk about the rest of the essays The biggest complaint I had aside from Clare s poor editing skills with these essays was that they were very loosely connected to The Mortal Instruments series In other words they reeked of bull shit Someone wanted to write an essay about New York and inserted Clare s book series in there so they could make a little money This occurs over and over again There s an essay about John Hughes movies An essay about Judaism An essay about growing up All of these things are apparently connected to the book seriesAnd yeah I guess you could say they did a good enough job showing these connection but I ve seen better explanations on Ancient AliensI will say this though you could often tell who was the best writer by their uality of essay Robin Wasserman s essay When Laws are Made to be Broken was well crafted despite the fact that it was a huge stretchI think if I learned anything from this book is that The Mortal Instruments shouldn t be analyzed unless it s comparing Clare s original work to her fan fic Best Feature Essays I ll admit it I do like the idea of a collection of essays I was an English major after all and spent the better part of four years writing this sort of crap However I felt like most of the essays would ve gotten subpar marks due to their poor use of supporting evidence uotes are good but you need than a half dozen blocked uotes to give your essay meritWorst Feature It s edited by Cassandra Clare At first this might seem really cool The author herself has picked these essays out and edited the But in reality it makes the book very skewed and bias Here s the thing I took a literary studies class back in college which focused on the history of literary criticism When one analyzes a book the author s opinion of the book is given little thought Sure it s relevant to cite it But when you get to the nitty gritty of it it s how society views the book itself And yeah there are two different schools on criticism The New Critics and New Historicism but none of them really involved the author s view of the book More like looking at just the text alone or society s views of the book from various different perspectives Besides that Clare did a pretty terrible job editing Other than the editor s notes she put in before every essay where she basically stated how wonderful she and The Mortal Instruments series was she really didn t do that much work The formatting is God awful in this book I get that there are multiple essays by different people but there should really one citation method Either use footnotes or don t use them And if you re going to use MLA or Chicago style stick to one and use it properly It s not rocket science Especially since there s a little website known as Easy BibAppropriateness Hmm do you think reading an essay about how incest is appropriate I thought so Really there while these essays were pretty much essays That particular little essay had me wanting to bathe myself in bleach

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Shadowhunters and Downworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader free read Ý 100 Of Glass the series has extended to six titles plus a preuel trilogy the Infernal Devices and a planned seuel series the Dark Artifices A feature film is planned for 2013 Shadowhunters and Downworlders edited by Clare who provides an introduction to the book and to each piece is. ShadowhunterDownworlders A Mortal Instruments Reader is Shadowhunting 101 at it s finest If you were to take a course on Shadowhunting and Downworlders I would venture to guess this book is what the class would be made up off Shadowhunters and Downworlds is an interesting anthology that brings together authors who not only talk about various subjects and topics that are found within Cassie s books they support what they re saying with uotes and references found through the The Mortal Instruments series as well as actual fact like with Michelle Hodkin s easy I can honestly say I enjoyed reading this book than I thought I would I felt like I was having an in depth discussionlecture with other fans who really got and understood what Cassie s worlds her characters and her books are comprised of Smart Pop Books s newest release is edited by Cassie herself I LOVE that Cassie not only had a hand in the book but prior to each new chapter she includes her thoughts on each author s essay about The Mortal Instrument world Speaking of those essays I loved the in depth insight each author gave to their topic For example I loved what Sarah Cross concludes in her essay The Art of War about Clary when she says Clary is what I think a lot of us hope we could be if we found ourselves in her situation someone who becomes a hero out of necessity who is not on an even playing field with the rest of the players but who out of sheer determination finds a way to turn her natural talents into the tours of her survival Clary saves lives her own and those of her friends She draws a better world into existence and she never lets the word impossible stop herIn Clary s hands the stele is truly mightier than the sword page 33I m not one who normally writes in my books but I totally highlighted some of my favorite passages from this book How could I not There are so many insightful uotes to highlight I loved it I enjoyed the in depth topics of discussion that are made through the book Robin Wasserman made an excellent point in her essay When Laws Are Made To Be Broken when she says There s a choice after all There s always a choice There is the lesson our heroes need to embrace before they can grow up and before they can triumph To win they need to do than just uestion the rules They need to change them page 64One of the essays I was most fascinated with is Michelle Hodkin s Simon Lewis Jewish Vampire Hero In this chapter Michelle does an incredible job at digging into the rich Jewish religion as well as vampirism I know that nothing Cassie does or writes about in her series is for lack of filling space What Cassie includes in her series always has a purpose no matter how big or little the moment or the passage is In this chapter I felt that Michelle really clued me in and educated me on the complex world and turn of events Cassie truly created with Simon and him becoming a vampire Not only that but some of the comments Clary makes to him have far greater significance than I picked up on Michelle describes Simon perfectly here when she says Simon Lewis isn t perfect He sins He misses He is tempted in City of Fallen Angels and even though he isn t a literal angel he certainly does fall But in City of Lost Souls despite his mother s rejection and his wandering and his loneliness despite flirting with the idea of giving up and giving in Simon returns to himself He never let go of the things that make him Simon his Jewish identity his beliefs He sinned he missed the Mark but he returns And in returning he shines page 86I really enjoyed this anthology Normally I m not a fan of them I ve not been impressed with ones I ve previously read in other big fandoms In fact I swear I d never read another and then this lovely book arrived and I went back on my word and read it I m glad I did Honestly when I first sat down to read it I wasn t excepting to enjoy it as much as I did Luckily this anthology is one that lives up to it s hype You ll find essays from authors Cassandra Clare Holly Black Sarah Rees Brennan Kami Garcia Robin Wasserman Michelle Hodkin Sarah Cross Diana Peterfeund Kendare Black Gwenda Bond Kate Milford Rachel Caine Sara Ryan Scott Tracey and Kelly Link If you re a fan of Cassie s work I d highly recommend picking up