Shadowhunters and Downworlders


Cassandra Clare, 14 others authors


Smart Pop

Release date

January 29, 2013 (U.S.)


198 pages


Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of more than a dozen top YA writers, including New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write about the Mortal Instruments series, its characters, and its world.

Inside you’ll read:

• A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace)
• The unexpected benefits of the incest taboo
• What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus’ European vacation
• The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion
• And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting

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Shadowhunters and Downworlders


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