| BOOK REVIEW | THE BANE CHRONICLES BY CASSANDRA CLARE

The Bane ChroniclesThe Bane Chronicles
Authors : Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Genres : Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : 2014 by Walker Books Ltd

It’s the bind up of the Magnus Bane’s novellas. If you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series or The Infernal Devices trilogy, you should read them before The Bane Chronicles !

Goodreads’ synopsis : It is not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he’s often called upon to fix the problems of others. His life has been long, and his loves have been many. And Magnus has a way of making sure he’s in the right place at the right – or perhaps wrong – time. The French Revolution, Prohibition, the first great battle between Valentine and the New York Institute…

Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it. Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But these eleven stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. They are stories he probably wishes had never got out.

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It’s difficult to write a review about a novellas bind up. That’s why it’s a really short review !

Overall, I really enjoyed it. It’s a quick and funny read, really lighter than any other book in the shadowhunter universe. It also complete perfectly TMI and TID series.
My favorite novellas where the ones that took place during TMI or TID time periods. It’s pretty obvious why : they feature some well know and deeply loved characters !
I loved loved loved the Malec ones ! They were so cute and fluffy ! And also funny, let’s be honest !

Trust. It is like placing a blade in someone’s hand and setting the very point to your heart.


I am glad that Magnus Bane got his own “book”. It’s a character that I absolutely adore and that I find particularly fascinating. I was like Alec in The Mortal Instruments series, I was craving for more information about him and his past !
So I was really glad to be able to read some stories of his past. I was surprised to read the one about Edmund Herondale, though. Even though it made sense as to why he helped Will so “easily”.

There were some novellas I didn’t really enjoyed, though. But they were entertaining enough.

Here is my rating :
– What really happened in Peru : 3 stars
– The Runaway Queen : 3 stars
– Vampires, scones and Edmund Herondale : 4 stars
– Midnight Heir : 4 stars
– The Rise of Hotel Dumort : 3 stars
– Saving Raphael Santiago : 5 stars
– The Fall Of Hotel Dumort : 4 stars
– What to buy the shadowhunter who has everything : 5 stars
– The Last Stand of the New York Institute : 5 stars
– The Course of true love : 5 stars
– The Voicemail Of Magnus Bane : 5 stars

 

4 stars

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About the author

Cassandra clareCassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.

Sarah Rees BrennanSarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog, mistful.livejournal.com, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.
Maureen JohnsonMaureen knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. She went to high school at an all-girls’ Catholic school and graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in writing. She now lives and writes in New York City.

Many of the adventures Maureen’s characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Hank and John Green.

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