The Fiery Trial by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson |REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about this next installment to the Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy series. While this was a bit confusing and weird in the beginning, I ended up really enjoying it by the end. It gave some really great insight to the parabatai ceremony. But let’s go ahead and jump into the review!


“Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn become parabatai. Simon and Clary both act as their witnesses, so they can see what a parabatai bond forming looks like as they want to become parabatai as soon as Simon graduates — and because Emma asked Clary. The ritual goes unexpectedly …”

My Thoughts:

This was definitely one of the weirder books in the series. I was so confused about what was going on until it finally clicked in my mind, from the tea to everything that was going on in the beginning. I had been waiting for this book because I was sure it was going to be discussed eventually (and I was really freaking excited, even if I wish Clary and Izzy had been parabatai instead). And it was. I loved seeing Clary so much in this novella (even if I was really missing Izzy because bae).

Not a ton happened in this one, but we did get to see Emma and Julian’s parabatai ceremony, which was very exciting. I am always really intrigued by anything we to do with the Shadow World, so this was something I had been wanting to see for a while. But it was actually really interesting that Simon himself noticed that something was off in the ceremony. Its like he really knew what was going on. That they should have both been way more excited and happy to be becoming parabatai than they were. He could just tell they were actually into each other that way, and that they just doomed themselves because they can never be a thing since they are parabatai.

Overall, I really enjoyed this installment to the series, I loved the writing, seeing the parabatai ceremony, seeing all the Climon friendship scenes, and I just really thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am really excited to move onto the next one!


And there you have it! That was my review of The Fiery Trial by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. What is your favorite Shadowhunter 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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