Thursday, March 7, 2013

.#Review #Giveaway Shadowhunters And Downworlders

Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments ReaderShadowhunters and Downworlders:
 A Mortal Instruments Reader (The Mortal Instruments)
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by SmartPop

*Received ARC Copy from SmartPop for review

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel 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 a collection of YA authors writing about the series and its world.

Introduction by Cassandra Clare
Unhomely Places by Kate Milford
The Art of War by Sarah Cross
Sharper Than a Seraph Blade by Diana Peterfreund
When Laws Are Made to Be Broken by Robin Wasserman
Simon Lewis: Jewish, Vampire, Hero by Michelle Hodkin
Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl by Kami Garcia
Brotherly Love by Kendare Blake
Asking for a Friend by Gwenda Bond
(Not) for Illustration Purposes Only by Rachel Caine
The Importance of Being Malec by Sara Ryan
Villains, Valentine, and Virtue by Scott Tracey
Immortality and Its Discontents by Kelly Link and Holly Black
What Does That Deviant Wench Think She’s Doing? Or, Shadowhunters Gone Wild The Dirty Side Of Demon Hunting by Sarah Rees Brennan


Shadowhunters and Downworlders  is a collection of stories and opinions based on the highly acclaimed Mortal Instruments Series. With over twelve shorts, essays in fact, by YA authors. We get an insight of the Mortal Instruments world and delve deeper into what makes this series successful. Now, I must admit I didn't read the whole book word for word, I read the beginnings of each short and then decided weather or not to finish the rest of the short or go on to the next one. Having said that I'm going to share with you the shorts that I read and will review them below
Favorite Essay-
Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl by Kami Garcia
Kami delivers to us the age old bff's between male/female and why they never hook-up. Simon and Clary in the S&D series are just that BFF's,
 Her reference to some of John Hughes films are spot on. Being a huge fan of Mr. Hughes films I totally connected with what she penned.
Pretty In Pink- Duckie and Andie- Duckie loved Andie, as well as Andie loved Duckie, but it never, ever would cross the line to be more. Duckie, of course doesn't see it that way, as he tries to make Andie jealous, and in reference to the movie Simon does the same to Clary.
Other films she delved into, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo's Fire, The Outsiders, and more.
Other fav. essay's
Brotherly Love by Kendare Blake   - Jace and Clary and why we accept and want them together.
(Not) For Illustration Purposes Only by Rachel Caine -Tattoo's and the markings and power of the Shadowhunters. 
Immortality and its Discontents by Kelly Link and Holly Black -A back and forth interview type bantor between these two authors about Mortal Intruments
Sharper Than A Seraph Blade by Diana Peterfreund -Weapons, and the best weapon of them all -Carried by Jace  -humor, and why it works.
 Overall a good edition to The Mortal Instruments collection and a must for fans!

  •  I'm giving away my ARC copy of this book.
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  1. Yup. Of course. Im going to draw a rune on my hand when i go watch the show.

  2. Sounds interesting! I admit I actually had no clue what this book exactly included. LOL I like the idea of other authors exploring the Mortal Instruments and sharing their opinions. The one about the friend never getting the girl is funny! I am team best friend and I am still mad she didn't get with Duckie!

  3. This does sound cool. I'm sure I would love Kami Garcia 's essay the best too. Anyone who references John Hughes gets two thumbs up!

  4. I bought the first three books in a boxed set when my local Borders closed, then the others as they came out and they're sitting very prettily on my TBR shelf. :D

    I, uh..don't go to see movies. They give me headaches. When it comes to Direct TV, I might see it, but I'm not a big fan of books to movies other than the Harry Potter series.

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  6. I am of course excited! Love the books and Lily collins (:

  7. Oh this is interesting. Somehow I missed this. Thanks for sharing about it.

  8. Heck Yes I am ready for the movie - looks like they did a good job with casting!!

  9. Yes! But I definitely have to read the book before I see it. I started the Infernal Devices series first. :)

  10. I am. Looking forward to see how it turns out.

  11. Thank you very much for the gift! As for the movie, it does it very thrilled!!

  12. Glad you enjoyed. I am still not sure if essays will do it for me, but would almost want just because of the cover :)

    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  13. YES !!!!!! I WANT JACE .... I LOVE HIM

  14. I'm so excited for The Mortal Instruments movie!!!
    I LOVE Lily as Clary and I can't wait to see one of my favorite books brought to life.

  15. I can't wait for it to come out!!! :)

  16. I am very excited for the movie! I'm not sure about Jamie as Jace but I'm hoping he surprises me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. The movie looks so good!! I havent read the series yet.. i just bought books 2 and 4 today while i had 1 and 3... so ill be reading them sometime soon!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. I will see the movie eventually, but I would like to read all the books first. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/

  19. Oh yeah I am!! I haven't read the series but I've heard so much about the books that I'm pretty excited about watching it!! I'm actually going to start reading them and hopefully read at least the first book before the movie comes out. Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!

  20. yep can't wait to see it! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  21. I am so excited! I love seeing great stories brought to life!

  22. OMG, I am so looking forward to the Mortal Instruments movie. I have loved this series from the beginning and am dying to see how the movie does the books justice.


  23. I'm super excited for the movie, because one of my fav actors (Robert Sheehan) is playing Simon :)

  24. Great giveaway! Thank you:) This is my email (I also entered several other giveaways on this blog) boardingwithbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. I'm counting down the days until the movie comes out! The trailer is amazing!

  26. I'm very excited! I hope it's good cause I don't want to get disappointed. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  27. YESSSS! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :).

  28. Heck to the power of yeah! I just hope the movie is as epic as the book *crosses fingers*