The release of Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness is coming up, which is Clare’s 16th book in the Shadowhunter universe. Since there have been so many, I thought I’d put together a little reading guide, for those who are just jumping into shadowhunting, and for returning readers to catch up as well.
The Shadowhunter Chronicles were my introduction to YA books, and blogging as well. It wasn’t the first fandom I was a part of, but these books brought me together with other readers for the first time, and I will be forever grateful for that. I’d like to consider this my little tribute to that part of my life, and the time I spent with these characters.
For this post, I’m only going to round up the main texts, and I’m not including the graphic novels, manga, or split volumes. These main texts fall into two categories: the five planned series written by Clare, and the short story collections which have been co-written by Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Robin Wasserman.
I usually read in publication order, regardless of the chronology. However, I have included the year of setting for those readers who would like to follow the characters through time. Also included are the GoodReads synopsis for the first book of each series, if applicable.
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