Review: The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Cassandra Jean


The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Cassandra Jean

The Bane Chronicles

Title: The Bane Chronicles

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Mauren Johnson, Cassandra Jean

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 507

Source: Barnes and Noble

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

5 out of 5 stars


I love Magnus Bane.

I’ve already read all these stories, but it was nice to reread them and get back into following one of my favorite characters from this series. My favorite stories were the ones with Alec, of course. Alec and Magnus are one of my favorite couples from this series and I love getting to see them together again.

It’s crazy how many of these stories I had forgotten. I’ve always been up to date with the Cassandra Clare books and read them right when they come out *except for QoAaD, but we don’t talk about her yet….* so I read this originally back in 2014, which is 5 YEARS AGO. Crazy stuff.

I don’t have a ton of thoughts behind these stories because I’ve already read them so I knew all the little connections, but it was fun to read about old characters again. I really like Raphael’s stories and it was cool to see Tessa in today’s time instead of Victorian London.

I’m excited to continue my reread of this series; I’m almost to The Dark Artifices again!!

 

Aubrey Joy

February Wrapup + March TBR


Read:

  1. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak *review*
  2. What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  3. The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  4. Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles #3) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  5. The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles #4) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  6. The Rise of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  7. Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles #6) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  8. The Fall of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  9. What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (The Bane Chronicles #8) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  10. The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles #9) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  11. The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (The Bane Chronicles #10) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  12. The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (The Bane Chronicles #11) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson *review*
  13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky *review*

TBR:

  1. A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah
  2. School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #1) – Christopher Mannino
  3. The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) – Cassandra Clare

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Review: The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #8-11) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson


The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #8-11) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

16303287

Title: The Bane Chronicles

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 528

Source: Book Store

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.


What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (The Bane Chronicles #8)

5 out of 5 stars

I love Magnus and Alec together, and this is the story I was most excited for. Malec is my favorite ship from The Mortal Instruments and it’s super nice to see them interacting again. You’ve also never really seen their interactions clearly because of the multiple storylines, but it’s so fun. It’s really great to read about a relationship that is so new and so beautiful. I love Magnus and Alec so much. I love that they’re sweet to each other and that they love one another for who they are. Oh my gosh, it’s just so cute and romantic. Magnus went to all the trouble of imagining what Alec was feeling throughout the short story, and I just can’t handle how cute it was. So much love for them.

 

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles #9)

4 out of 5 stars

This hasn’t been my favorite story, but I really enjoyed seeing Valentine when he started being who he is. I love seeing Magnus, and I get that this whole book is about him, but it’s cool to see him helping people instead of just being glittery. I also enjoyed seeing Jocelyn and Clary when they were younger. It was just so cute and Tessa was there. Tessa was wearing a shirt that said “William wants a doll.” Yes, it was about being a feminist, but it’s because she hasn’t strayed from Will and it’s just perfect. I love Tessa and Will from The Infernal Devices and it’s just… oh my gosh I love them.

 

The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (The Bane Chronicles #10)

5 out 5 stars

I don’t even know what to say about this because it’s been my favorite novella so far. I love Magnus and Alec together and they are my favorite couple from the whole Mortal Instruments series. I loved seeing them interacting on their first date and how perfectly awkward it was. I loved every second of it and I just want a whole book about Magnus and Alec. They make me so happy. I just get a giddy, girly, squealy feeling when I read about them. The kissing scene. My gosh. I just want them to be together forever and ever. I love them and I love their first date story. It’s so fricking cute.

 

The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (The Bane Chronicles #11)

3 out of 5 stars

I did not want to relive that traumatic experience of the situation that is not to be named between Alec and Magnus. I really did not want to deal with that pain again and I’m still not over that part. I literally hated reading that, but it was pretty okay. I love Cassandra Clare and I can’t wait to read Lady Midnight because more Shadowhunters. I GET TO MEET HER IN OMAHA AND IM SO PUMPED. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book overall, and can’t wait to read more from her!

 

Series:

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1)

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2)

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles #3)

The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles #4)

The Rise of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5)

Saving Raphael Santiango (The Bane Chronicles #6)

The Fall of Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7)

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Review: The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #5-7) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson


The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #5-7) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

16303287

Title: The Bane Chronicles

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 528

Source: Book Store

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.


 

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5)

4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. This is the first one that had any real action. Part of the reason that I love Cassandra Clare is because of her amazingly written action scenes, so it was nice to have a little glimpse into one of those. I also really enjoyed the beginning of the story and how it took place on the day of the huge stock market crash. It was cool to see in that time period even if it was tainted with warlocks and vampires. Again, Camille is one of my favorite bad-guys, so it was fun to see her again. I’m excited to read The Fall of Hotel Dumort and see what Camille has to do with it.

 

Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles #6)

4 out of 5 stars

This hasn’t been my favorite so far, but I loved getting to see Raphael. He’s one of my favorite characters because he is so strong-willed in all of his decisions. I had no idea that Magnus had that much to do with saving him, but he definitely did. If it weren’t for Magnus, Raphael would have gone insane and killed a bunch of mundanes in order to get blood, but he didn’t because he had a safe place to be. I love how sassy he is. I’ve also missed the Cassandra Clare sass levels. I’m really excited to continue on with this novella series!

 

The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7)

4 out of 5 stars

I’ve decided that I’m not too keen on the vampires. I never really liked them because they’re so cold. They almost don’t even have emotions anymore, and I get that’s what makes them have a vampiric quality, but I just don’t like it. To me, the lack of emotion makes it somewhat boring to read. I do still like Camille, but I’m confused about the ending of this one. Magnus just has Catarina erase memories from him? Hmm. I don’t know about that.

 

Series:

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1)

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2)

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles #3)

The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles #4)

What To Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (The Bane Chronicles #8)

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles #9)

The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (The Bane Chronicles #10)

The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (The Bane Chronicles #11)

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Review: The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #1-4) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson


The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles #1-4) – Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

16303287

Title: The Bane Chronicles

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 528

Source: Book Store

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.


 

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1)

3 out of 5 stars

This novella is the first installment in The Bane Chronicles, and it wasn’t amazing. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t love it, but there wasn’t really a plot to it. I get that it is only 50 pages, but there wasn’t really a point to them even being in Peru. I still love Magnus, and am excited to read more about him throughout this book. Oh my gosh I hope that he’s in Lady Midnight (WHICH COMES OUT IN A MONTH). Anyway, I still don’t know what really happened in Peru, so…

 

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2)

4 out of 5 stars

Magnus is in Paris in 1791 and he has to help Marie Antoinette escape from France. Magnus is hired by Axel von Fersen to Glamour the queen and her family in order for them to escape. This was a lot better than the first novella by far. There was actually a story, but I don’t think that the stories so far have been extremely beneficial to The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices yet. I’m not saying that they’re bad, but they’ve not been helpful to understanding anything from the series yet. I am assuming that they will because Cassandra Clare is really good at weaving information into her series. I think that these are just harder for me to relate to because I’m most used to seeing Magnus with Alec in today’s time, not two hundred years ago. My favorite part so far is that it says that Magnus loves dark hair and blue eyes… Alec has both of those traits…

 

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles #3)

5 out of 5 stars

They keep getting better and better! I really enjoyed this one, mostly because it is is London. And London is my thing. Anyway, this novella talked more about Magnus, but let us in on how he had a relationship with Camille. Camille is one of my favorite villains, but she’s not really even a villain. Camille just happens to have some tricky things up her ancient sleeves. I loved getting to meet Will’s dad. The Herondales will forever have a place in my heart; that family is my favorite. There was a reference to the hatred of ducks, which made me really happy, and we got to see a tiny little scene with Charlotte as a toddler. Oh my gosh it was so cute. I really loved this novella. I am glad that I got a little bit of information from pre Infernal Devices, and hope to get more about Alec and Magnus because Malec is my favorite ship.

 

The Midnight Heir (The Bane Chronicles #4)

5 out of 5 stars

I love Will and I love Tessa, and I’m so glad that I got to see the way they developed from the end of The Infernal Devices. James Herondale is troubled, and it’s kind of ironic as to why he’s troubled. He is getting attacked by love, where his father was saved by love. There were so many happy squealy moments to this novella (honestly, ask my family). There was another duck reference, and I loved seeing things from a new perspective. In The Infernal Devices you didn’t really see anything from Magnus’ point of view, you only saw from the Institute residents. I think that this will be the novella I will just read over and over whenever I’m feeling left out of the Shadowhunter world. I literally cannot even express how much I love the Herondales. So much love for that family.

 

Series:

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5)

Saving Raphael Santiago (The Bane Chronicles #6)

The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7)

What To Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (The Bane Chronicles #8)

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles #9)

The Course of True Love [and First Dates] (The Bane Chronicles #10)

The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (The Bane Chronicles #11)

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