The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman
Published March 17th 2015
Simon learns the worst crime a Shadowhunter can commit: desertion of their comrades. In the early nineteenth century, Tobias Herondale abandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived… could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?
I always say I’m going to stop reading Shadowhunter books but I always get wrapped up in them. I love The Infernal Devices series to the ends of the earth but The Mortal Instruments series dragged on and on for me and I stopped liking them after book three. I didn’t plan on continuing with Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy but I was gifted a copy so I thought I might as well finish it.
I’m not a fan of Simon, never have been, so The Lost Herondale tested my patience pretty much 100% of the time.
I do love the writing style. Cassie Clare has so much talent and her world building is amazing.
I did like The Lost Herondale a bit more than Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy so that was a nice surprise.
Overall, if you’re a hardcore fan of TMI, you’ll probably love this book. But if you’re like me and tired of TMI being dragged out, you should probably pass on this book.