Have you watched the Freeform TV series Shadowhunters Mortal Instruments? Did you know it was originally a book series written by Cassandra Clare? The TV series is getting attention from the NY Times and the LA Times that have compared it to Twilight, Mockingjay, Percy Jackson, Divergent, and the Maze Runner.
If you’re enjoying the television show, the book will really pull you in. There are six books in the series. I’ve only read books 1 and 2, but the show (season 1 ) already dips into both books. If you are trying to avoid spoilers, don’t watch the show until you’ve read a few of the books.
The Moral Instruments: The series is set in an alternate present-day Manhattan where humans unwittingly live side-by-side with monsters, demons, fairies, and all manner of supernatural beings, this is a fast-paced, action-packed, and suspenseful urban fantasy series in which normally opposed factions join forces to battle an even greater evil–and many teen-love dramas play out along the way. It’s sure to please fans of steamy paranormal romance; lush, florid writing that’s charged with emotion; and stories rife with snarky humor, plot twists, shocking secrets, and gut-wrenching betrayals. ~ Novelist
If you are enjoying these Cassandra Clare has many more Shadowhunter books worth checking out.
There’s a movie based on the series, Mortal Instruments City of Bones, that’s really worth checking out. The only criticism for the film – the casting wasn’t what I pictured for the characters after reading the books.
The TV series however did a great job type-casting.
The author is pretty active on Twitter @cassieclare or if you wanted to follow the TV series@ShadowhuntersTV.
If you are looking for read-alikes, check out Novelist.