**Disclaimer; this post has been updated numerous times to incorporate extra additions to the series. The last update was on the 9th of April, 2018.
It was a rainy, dark Sunday afternoon and my friend, Thanushri, and I were discussing how much homework we had
n’t done, when she asked for a book recommendation.
We fell into a deep conversation of our favourite books when Thanushri asked if City of Glass (of which she had not read) was more interesting than City of Bones and City of Ashes. Of course, with this, I began explaining everything to her, and then it came to me that it would be more efficient to write a post all about how to read The Shadowhunter Chronicles, than explaining it to every single person on this planet.
Welcome to the world of Nephilim. I have a feeling that you won’t be leaving anytime soon.
THE SERIES + BOOKS
One of the best things about being in the Shadowhunter fandom is the fact that new stuff comes out all the time! On March the 27th, 2007, Cassandra Clare released City of Bones, the first instalment of the Mortal Instruments Series (first series).
I, personally, believed that the series was meant to stop after City of Glass, since if you stop there, most problems were resolved. Once I got out of my reading slump and began to read City of Fallen Angels, I realised that Cassandra Clare had an amazing talent of leaving small hints everywhere that don’t mean anything until later in the series (and it makes you feel like a fool for not guessing, beforehand). So please, don’t repeat my mistake, and read all 6 books.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
This series consists of six books;
- City of Bones —– THESE TWO BOOKS
- City of Ashes —– EXPLAIN THE UNIVERSE.
- City of Glass —– THIS BOOK OPENED UP THE SCENE FOR THE FINAL THREE BOOKS.
- City of Fallen Angels
- City of Lost Souls
- City of Heavenly Fire —– BEST BOOK, BY FAR!!