Young Adult : Sold Separately
Reading a young adult series today is like getting Barbie and then having to buy her friends, accessories and Malibu Dreamhouse. Authors and publishing houses tempt readers between book releases with extras such as; e-novellas, graphic novels and bonus content for their favorite series. Sure, the extras open up the world
created by the author but at what cost to the readers ?
Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series are all around champs at creating extras. First published in 2007, this popular YA urban fantasy has it all; graphic novels for both series,The Shadowhunter Codex— an in series reference book, acollection of essays about the seriesand even ashort story collection about a side characterwritten by other YA authors. This doesn’t include bonus scenes Clare posts on her website and the characters tweets.…