Title: Angels Twice Descending
Author: Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman
Series: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
2. The Lost Herondale
3. The Whitechapel Fiend
4. Nothing but Shadows
5. The Evil We Love
6. Pale Kings and Princes
7. Bitter of Tongue
8. The Fiery Trial
9. Born to Endless Night
Date Read: December 31
Format: ebook from my iBook collections
Simon’s time at the academy is coming to an end. He will soon Descend to become a Shadowhunter and he’s feeling a little bit nervous. Not about the ceremony and potentially dying if he isn’t worthy (although when he starts thinking about it that definitely doesn’t help). But he’s worried about getting back his memories. Will he actually get them back? Or will lose them all? One of their class has actually already left – to afraid to even try to Descend. While George – Simon’s roommate and unofficial brother – is just feeling sentimental.
Clary comes by to help Simon with the stress and to take him by his mom’s place one last time. Because as of tomorrow, Simon can no longer see his human family. Because the Law is hard, but it is the Law.
So, the last novella was an assault on my feelings, this one was a drop kick. Multiple drop kicks. While on one hand I was excited to see Simon get all his memories back and Descend to become a Shadowhunter, on the other hand I was so mad that Clare killed off George. Like, really? You’re telling me out of all those idiots who Descended, George was the only one who wasn’t worthy? The one who stood up with Simon against the elite Shadowhunters? The one who went through all that training to become a Shadowhunter even though it wasn’t part of his heritage (because he was adopted)? Something is seriously wrong. Although kudos to Simon for choosing his Shadowhunter name – Simon Lovelace. I like the ring of it.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Thankfully I’ve got time to recoup my feelings before Lady Midnight comes out in March. Unless something in my TBR pile decides to tug on my heartstrings.
Bookshelf worthy? Only available electronically for now.