Welcome to 30 Days of Must Read Authors! Every day throughout June one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present one of their favorite authors and the series or series' they recommend! Hopefully you will find some new books and new authors to love!
Day 26 - Cassandra Clare - From Susan
Author name: Cassandra Clare
Genre(s) they write: Fantasy/Historical Fantasy
How I found the author- I read the blurb on some blog post and knew it would be my kind of book
Why people should read: If you are looking for a series to jump into and devour all the six original books and the various spin offs, with another spin off in the worlds, I'd advise you to check out any of the series. The characters are rich and engaging, the fight scenes brilliant and the twists and turns keep you guessing until the very last page.
Recommended Series: The Shadow World
Welcome to the Shadow World! When Clary Fray search for her missing mother reveals that she is a Shadowhunter, angel blooded warriors who hunt demons and Downworlders to protect the mortal world, Clary is thrown head first into a world where all the legends are true.
I absolutely love this series and all the spin off's, including the more historical fantasy ones which normally wouldn't grab my attention. Cassandra Clare has a way of making all her characters feel like they could walk off and have their own series and some have! I'm a Magnus Bane girl, love that warlock!
The way the books and the spin off are devised, you can jump into any series and you won't be lost. I started with the Mortal Instruments series, which was the first one released, and moved on to the spin offs as the came out. Characters mentioned in the Mortal Instruments appear in the prequels and the spin offs.
The first series was also made into a TV series (There was also a dreadful movie, so we won't talk about that), and although the OG books were old school, the TV series gave the story a fresh spin by having the Shadowhunters use technology to hunt the demons. I really enjoyed it and there is a rumour of one of the prequels, set in Victorian London, being adapted to screen and I am on board with it all!
Conclusion: Cassandra Clare is one of my fave authors, the ShadowHunters world one of my favorite worlds to dive into. I seriously think a reread is on the cards!
Melanie - Unpopular opinion .... Those that have been following me for a while know that I LOVE the movie, Like REALLY Love it .... I liked the TV show - for the first couple seasons at least .... and I HATED the books and didn't even finish the first one.
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