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

March 4, 2020
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 this order (based on the order she suggests):

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

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 Last Hours
    1. Chain of Gold
  5. The Eldest Curses
    1. The Red Scrolls of Magic
    2. The Lost Book of the White
  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 Shadowhunter’s Codex
  10. City of Heavenly Fire
  11. The Bane Chronicles
  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
  19. The Lost Book of the White

 

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!

  1. Clockwork Angel
  2. Clockwork Prince
  3. Clockwork Princess
  4. Chain of Gold
  5. City of Bones
  6. City of Ashes
  7. City of Glass
  8. The Red Scrolls of Magic
  9. City of Fallen Angels
  10. City of Lost Souls
  11. City of Heavenly Fire
  12. The Lost Book of the White
  13. Lady Midnight
  14. Lord of Shadows
  15. Queen of Air and Darkness

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

 

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