Simon has an encounter with Downworlders and is reprimanded for not following the rules for Academy students interacting with Downworlders. A story within a story: Andrew Blackthorn, while a student at the Academy, becomes enthralled by a faerie and has two children with her: Mark and Helen.
Read from: July 25 to July 26, 2015
Read on: Ereader
Simon returns for his second year at the Academy after spending his summer in Brooklyn with Clary, Jace and the whole gang. From the beginning, we see that his dates with Isabelle haven't been successful and we are yet to see where their relationship is going.
But back at the Academy, Simon has his first lecture of his second year by Helen Blackthorn who is half shadowhunter and half faerie. She is to teach them how Faeries can't be trusted through the story about her father and her mother.
But, Simon isn't for being all things being black and white and that's what I really love about him; he sees they are bad faeries, but he also believes that they can't all be all bad or as bad as every shadowhunters try to tell them, I really enjoy how he is passionate about his opinions and his interactions with Helen are really giving us readers something to think about because this novella reflects a lot about today's society.
But also, Isabelle come to Idris and together, they try to give it another shot, but I really liked the fact that through another almost bad date, they both realized what they were doing wrong in the first place to mend their relationship. Would it work out for real or not? I guess we need to continue to read the next few novellas left to these tales :)
Once again, I devoured this novella like the others and I'm waiting impatiently for the next one.