“Unhomely Places” by Kate Milford: In this essay, Kate Milford discusses the important role that New York plays in Clary Fray’s journey through THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.
“The Art of War” by Sarah Cross: In this essay, Sarah Cross talks about Clary wielding art as her weapon of choice and her connection with it throughout THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.
“Sharper Than a Seraph Blade” by Diana Peterfreund: In this essay, Diana Peterfreund breaks down why Jace is, as Cassandra Clare says in her introduction, “the Jace we know, love, and occasionally want to strangle.”
“When Laws Are Made to Be Broken” by Robin Wasserman: In this essay, Robin Wasserman talks about the Shadowhunters’ unwavering loyalty to the Clave and in how some ways the Clave resembles a cult.
“Simon Lewis: Jewish, Vampire, Hero” by Michelle Hodkin: In this essay, Michelle Hodkin discusses how Simon tries to adhere to his Jewish faith despite becoming the one thing that stands against it: a vampire.
“Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl” by Kami Garcia: In this essay, Kami Garcia explains why Simon never stood a chance of ending up with Clary.
“Brotherly Love” by Kendare Blake: In this essay Kendare Blake discusses one of the most controversial aspects of the first cycle of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS — the Jace and Clary incest issue — and how the drama of it all served to only make the reader even more invested in them.
“Asking for a Friend” by Gwenda Bond: In this essay, Gwenda Bond preaches the power of friendship in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and why the friendships are just as important as the romantic involvements of Cassandra Clare’s characters.
“(Not) For Illustration Purposes Only” by Rachel Caine: In this essay, Rachel Caine talks about the epicness of the Shadowhunters’ runes and about the importance of tattoos throughout history.
“The Importance of Being Malec” by Sarah Ryan: In this essay, Sarah Ryan discusses the importance of Magnus and Alec, their sexuality and how readers have connected with them.
“Villains, Valentine and Virtue” by Scott Tracey: In this essay, Scott Tracey delves into the many complexities of villain Valentine Morgenstern and why he, like many, love a good villain like Valentine.
“Immortality and Its Discontents” by Kelly Link and Holly Black: In this
essay conversation, Kelly Link and Holly Black have an entertaining, in-depth discussion about various plot lines and characters in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS in front of Cassandra Clare, who occasionally has some input.
“What Does That Deviant Wench Think She’s Doing? Or, Shadowhunters Gone Wild” by Sarah Rees Brennan: In this essay, you can check out Sarah Rees Brennan’s hilarious take on the characters in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.
To celebrate SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS upcoming release we will be giving away a copy to one lucky fan.
All you have to do is fill out the form below and we will announce the winner in the coming days. Giveaway ends Jan. 29 at 12AM EST and is open to U.S. and international fans.