Shadowhunters

Cassandra Clare Books in Order: 4 Ways to Enter the Shadowhunter World

August 27, 2018
The Riveted Team
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You want to read all of the Cassandra Clare books in order but you don’t know where to start. Worry not, future obsessed Shadowhunters fan. We are here for you.

There are many ways you could read (or reread!) the Cassandra Clare books in order, and we’re going to give you all the options.

The first and best option is to read the Cassandra Clare books in the order she suggests:

  1. The Mortal Instruments, Part One
    1. City of Bones
    2. City of Ashes
    3. City of Glass
  2. The Infernal Devices
    1. Clockwork Angel
    2. Clockwork Prince
    3. Clockwork Princess
  3. The Mortal Instruments, Part Two
    1. City of Fallen Angels
    2. City of Lost Souls
    3. City of Heavenly Fire
  4. The Bane Chronicles
  5. The Shadowhunter’s Codex
  6. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
  7. The Dark Artifices
    1. Lady Midnight
    2. Lord of Shadows
    3. Queen of Air and Darkness
  8. The Eldest Curses
    1. The Red Scrolls of Magic 
  9. Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  10. The Last Hours
    1. Chain of Gold (coming March 2020)

The second method is to read the Cassandra Clare books in order of each series. You can start at book #1 of any of these series (but this order is recommended):

  1. The Mortal Instruments
    1. City of Bones
    2. City of Ashes
    3. City of Glass
    4. City of Fallen Angels
    5. City of Lost Souls
    6. City of Heavenly Fire
  2. The Infernal Devices
    1. Clockwork Angel
    2. Clockwork Prince
    3. Clockwork Princess
  3. The Dark Artifices
    1. Lady Midnight
    2. Lord of Shadows
    3. Queen of Air and Darkness
  4. The Eldest Curses
    1. The Red Scrolls of Magic
  5. The Last Hours
    1. Chain of Gold
  6. Books not part of a series:
    1. The Bane Chronicles
    2. The Shadowhunter’s Codex
    3. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
    4. Ghosts of the Shadow Market

The third option, for the traditionalists among you, is to read the Cassandra Clare books in order of how they were published:

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass
  4. Clockwork Angel
  5. City of Fallen Angels
  6. Clockwork Prince
  7. City of Lost Souls
  8. Clockwork Princess
  9. The Bane Chronicles
  10. The Shadowhunter’s Codex
  11. City of Heavenly Fire
  12. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
  13. Lady Midnight
  14. Lord of Shadows
  15. Queen of Air and Darkness
  16. The Red Scrolls of Magic
  17. Ghosts of the Shadow Market
  18. Chain of Gold

 

The fourth option is to read the Cassandra Clare books in chronological order, based on the events in each book. You can find all the dates in this interactive timeline!

Still intimidated by what reading order to choose? Watch Emma’s helpful video!

 

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