HOW TO READ SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES?

Guess what? You brought a giant set of Shadowhunter chronicles and don’t know where to start? Well that’s where I jump in with this post to save the day! For those who have already started with the shadowhunter chronicles and picked up a different book. Don’t worry. Its totally fine if you start with any book but ensure that you don’t get spoiled. So, there are many reading orders for this series. Some are given by the author, some are made up by the readers which is still used. So, here are some reading orders:

#1 PUBLICATION ORDER:

Cassandra Clare has recommended the reading order. This reading order will help you experience the whole shadowhunter chronicles the way it was written in a chronological order. Here is the reading order:

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

Clockwork Angel

City of Fallen Angels

Clockwork Prince

City of Lost Souls

Clockwork Princess

The Bane Chronicles

City of Heavenly Fire

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight

Lord of Shadows

Queen of Air and Darkness

Ghosts of the Shadow Market

The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Lost Book Of The White

Chain of Gold

#2 READING ORDER:

This reading order is for readers who like to marathon a series in one go and completely immerse themselves in a series. The Mortal Instruments, at first was written in a trilogy, so the first three books were a trilogy and next three books were second trilogy. You can start with The Infernal Devices. Here is the next reading order:

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Princess

City of Fallen Angels

City of Lost Souls

City of Heavenly Fire

The Bane Chronicles

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight

Lord of Shadows

Queen of Air and Darkness

The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Lost Book Of The White

Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Chain of Gold

#3 READING ORDER:

This reading order is for the people who wish to read the mortal instruments afterwards. Normally, skipping the mortal instruments is not advisable because it is a base of shadowhunter chronicles. Here is the reading order:

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Princess

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

City of Fallen Angels

City of Lost Souls

City of Heavenly Fire

The Bane Chronicles

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight

Lord of Shadows

Queen of Air and Darkness

The Red Scrolls of Magic

The Lost Book Of The White

Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Chain of Gold

WHY NOVELLAS ARE IMPORTANT!

There are three novellas in the shadowhunter chronicles. The Bane Chronicles, Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy & Ghosts Of The Shadow Market. I am not saying that it is compulsory to read the novellas. But, the novellas bind up the whole shadowhunter chronicles. They completely immerse you in the story and tell in depth about the shadowhunter chronicles. So, it is totally on you if you want to read or skip the novellas. No pressure!

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