The Mortal Instruments Books in Order, by Cassandra Clare

Written by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments book series follows the protagonist Clary Fray as she discovers a hidden world of demons, angels, and supernatural beings. The story begins with Clary witnessing a murder in a nightclub and subsequently delving into the world of Shadowhunters—warriors dedicated to hunting demons. Clary discovers that she can see and interact with this magical world, despite being a mundane (a regular human). Alongside other Shadowhunters, including the brooding Jace Wayland, Clary uncovers her own origins, the mysteries of her family, and her role in the ongoing conflict between Shadowhunters, demons, and Downworlders.

Here is The Mortal Instruments Series in Order

City of Bones (2007)
City of Ashes (2008)
City of Glass (2009)
City of Fallen Angels (2011)
City of Lost Souls (2012)
City of Heavenly Fire (2014)

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Next comes The Dark Artifices Series

The story is primarily centered around Emma Carstairs, a Shadowhunter, and her parabatai (warrior partner) Julian Blackthorn, along with their family and friends. The plot unfolds in Los Angeles, five years after the events of “The Mortal Instruments” series.

Lady Midnight (2016)
Lord of Shadows (2017)
The Queen of Air and Darkness (2018)

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The Prequel: The Infernal Devices book series

The Infernal Devices book series is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series. Set in Victorian London, the story follows the protagonist, Tessa Gray. After the sudden death of her aunt, Tessa travels from New York to London to be with her brother. However, upon her arrival, she is kidnapped by a group called the Dark Sisters. Tessa discovers a unique ability—she can shape-shift into other people. The mysterious and dangerous Downworlder, the Magister, forces her to use this power for his dark purposes.

Clockwork Angel (2010)
Clockwork Prince (2011)
Clockwork Princess (2013)
Chain of Gold (2019)*
Chain of Iron (2021)*
Chain of Thorns (2023)*

*Those books are part of The Last Hours series, a sequel to the Infernal Devices series set in 1903.

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Companion Series: Eldest Curses, Bane Chronicles…

The Bane Chronicles / Tales from the Shadowhunter (2017)
Ghosts of the Shadow Market (2018)
The Red Scrolls of Magic (2019)*
The Lost Book of the White (2020)*

*Novels from the Eldest Curses series about the character Magnus Bane.