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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
- Book 1: City of Bones
- Book 2: City of Ashes
- Book 3: City of Glass
- Book 4: City of Fallen Angels
- Book 5: City of Lost Souls
- Book 6: City of Heavenly Fire
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.
If you are looking for read-alikes, check out Novelist.