Title: The Whitechapel Fiend
Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Series: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
2. The Lost Herondale
Date Started: May 25
Date Finished: May 26
Format: ebook from my iBooks collection
I’m going to make this short and sweet folks. Ready? Simon is still at the Academy learning all his Shadowhunter things. He’s still kind of reeling from his visits with Isabelle and Clary and isn’t sure what to do. What he doesn’t expect is to have Jace show up to teach the students the art of falling. ‘The trick to falling isn’t to fall at all.’ Right. Anyway. Another guest speaker shows up this time it’s Tessa Gray and she tells them the true origins of the serial killer, Jack the Ripper. He was a demon. Who knew? The tale ends with Jace reconnecting with Tessa – who is the only living person who knew the Herondales – and him owing Simon a favor. Simon writes a letter for him to give to Isabelle explaining what he meant by what he said in their last conversation. The end.
Out of the three tales so far, this one is probably my favorite. Not only because of Simon’s sarcastic remarks, but because not only does Jace show up (who knew they were really good friends?) but because Tessa makes an appearance and talks about her life with Will and her children. It’s very cute and swoon worthy.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Good tale. Good dialogue. What more is there to say?
Bookshelf worthy? Only available in ebook form at the moment.