Bitter of Tongue by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am really excited to talk about the next installment to the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy series, Bitter of Tongue. I really enjoyed this novella, much more than I thought I would. These novellas just keep getting better and better, and I am so excited to move onto the next one! But I am just really excited to get into my thoughts, so let’s just jump right into the review!


“After Simon is kidnapped by faeries (why is he always kidnapped?), he uncovers rumors of a secret weapon Sebastian left behind for the faerie queen. He must escape the Fey, relying on his only ally, former Shadowhunter and Dark Artifices character Mark Blackthorn.”

My Thoughts:

I really loved this installment to the series. While there was not as much going on as in the previous novella, I really enjoyed this, and I ended up flying through it. I was so excited that we got to see Mark and even Kieran. While I ship Mark and Cristina in Lady Midnight, I also think Mark and Kieran are freaking cute together, and I ship them a lot as well. But back to Mark, this was years before Lady Midnight, so he has not changed quite as much as he has in Lady Midnight. He still has faith in Shadowhunters. He really believes in everyone. He is worried about his siblings. He is very much still a Shadowhunter, which was interesting to see.

I also loved seeing Simon and Izzy because they are my favorite. They are literally the cutest couple in existence, and if my smile had gotten any larger when reading this particular portion of the book, my face might have broken. It just made me so happy to see their playful banter, and it was just everything I wanted. And then the last part of the book just made me super happy, and I am not going to say anything about it because it was really cute, and I am not spoiling anything. But it was beautiful and cute and really allowed us to see Julian before he had gone so far downhill, as we come to see in Lady Midnight going into Lord of Shadows.

But overall, this was a solid installment to the series, and I am so excited to continue on with the rest of the novella series. I honestly think every novella just keeps getting better and better, and I am just flying through these. The rest of these are going to be so much fun…


And there you have it! That was my review of Bitter of Tongue by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. What is your favorite Cassandra Clare book? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


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