We love these Shadowhunters moms, and the amazing characters they raised! Whether they’re adoptive mothers, birth mothers, or both, these moms deserve ALL the recognition. Did your fave mom make this list? Beware: spoilers ahead if you haven’t read all the books!
Top 7 Shadowhunters Moms
7. Maryse Lightwood
Mother of Alec, Isabelle, and Max Lightwood and adoptive mother of Jace Herondale
“You can’t understand. You’ve never been a parent. You never love anything like you love your children.”
6. Linette Herondale
Mother of Will, Cecily, and Ella Herondale
[Will] stepped forward, and then his mother was embracing him, saying, “I knew you’d come back. I knew you would,” followed by a torrent of Welsh.
5. Sophie (Collins) Lightwood
Mother of Barbara, Eugenia, and Thomas Lightwood
Sophie smiled at her daughter… “Girls have their moments,” she observed. “You should have seen Barbara and her sister, Eugenia, when they were children. Absolute horrors!”
4. Charlotte Fairchild
Mother of Charles and Matthew Fairchild
“The Enclave is putting together a day patrol to search the area Basil Pounceby’s body was found. Your name came up, Matthew, but I took you off the list, explaining that you are not well,” Charlotte said.
3. Jocelyn (Fairchild) Fray
Mother of Clary Fairchild and Sebastian Morgenstern
“Mom!” she exclaimed, and then Jocelyn had flown at her and was hugging her. Clary smiled at Simon over her mother’s shoulder.
2. Cecily (Herondale) Lightwood
Mother of Anna, Christopher, and Alexander Lightwood
Cecily kissed Anna’s forehead. “My darling lovely one. I know it does not help to be told it, but someone else will come, and she will treat your heart as the precious gift it is.”
“Every Exquisite Thing,”Ghosts of the Shadow Market
1. Tessa Gray
Mother of James and Lucie Herondale, Wilhelmina Carstairs, and adoptive mother to Kit Herondale
Will broke into a run. He caught hold of his daughter and swept her into his arms. Tessa ran to James, dropping down to kneel beside him and fuss over his bruises and cuts.