Shadowhunter's Reading List: 12 Books Every Mortal Instruments Fan Should Check

Shadowhunter's Reading List: 12 Books Every Mortal Instruments Fan Should Check
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As a Mortal Instruments fan, have you been struggling to find a book that can fill the void left by the beloved series?

Look no further! We've compiled a list of 12 books that are bound to get you out of that reading slump.

1. Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens - Edison Rooker seeks access to the magical world and is hired by Antonia Hex. He must hide his Spell Binder from the Magical Consortium and cope with Sun, an apprentice. However, when the Consortium discovers Rook's Binder, they team up to rescue their mentors or risk losing their magic permanently.

2. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith - This historical fantasy, set in New York City in 1911, follows Frances, a seamstress involved in a murder investigation. She is sent to Haxahaven Sanitarium, a school for witches, where she finally meets others like her.

The story is filled with magic, murder, and mystery that will keep readers hooked until the end.

3. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn - After witnessing a demon attack, sixteen-year-old Bree infiltrates a secret society of Legendborn students-turned-demon-hunters to uncover the truth behind her mother's death. Along with Nick, an ex-Legendborn, Bree encounters Selwyn, who calls himself the 'Merlin' of the society. This contemporary fantasy is the perfect blend of magic, demon-hunting, and romance.

4. Tithe by Holly Black - Kaye's life takes a turn when she saves an injured faerie knight and discovers a power struggle in the faerie world. Kaye must navigate the sinister magic of the fey courts and protect herself in the process. Tithe is the first book in the Modern Faerie Tales series and is a thrilling and dark urban fantasy that will keep you on edge.

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5. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson - Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister. However, she is forced to awaken an ancient malevolent spirit when her convent is attacked. Yet she'll still need its help to stop the darkness once and for all. This new fantasy novel is filled with sinister evils and betrayal that will keep you captivated until the end.

6. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury - Voya, a teen witch, is tasked with sacrificing her first love to save her family's magic. But first, she has to fall in love. Unfortunately, he wants nothing to do with her. The book is a rich and dark urban fantasy that will have you rooting for the characters just like you did for Clary and Jace.

7. She Who Rides the Storm by Caitlin Sangster - Four teens embark on a high-stakes heist in the perilous tomb of an ancient shapeshifter king. Each must race to steal the cursed sword first. But some treasures are best left buried. Like the Mortal Instruments series, the books see the characters face off against old magic.

8. Wings of Ebony by J. Elle - Rue, a Black teen from Houston, discovers her godly ancestry in a magical hidden world after her mother is killed on her doorstep. She is taken away by her father to a secret island of magic wielders, where evil is sinking its claws into both worlds.

Like Clary in The Mortal Instruments, Rue must embrace her newfound magical identity to save the people she loves.

9. Slayer by Kiersten White - Slayer is set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and follows the story of Nina, the last Slayer ever. Nina grapples with managing her incredible powers as she deals with a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, and a shadowy figure appearing in her dreams. These books are perfect for any fans of the original TV series.

10. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong - An imaginative retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov are heirs of rival gangs who must work together to stop monsters and murders threatening both their families. The novel features a strong female lead, forbidden love, and all the drama of a classic Shakespearean tragedy.

11. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - Esta is a talented thief who steals magical artifacts. Now all her training has been for one last job. She must travel back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the Order's secrets before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

12. The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu - The second book in the Eldest Curses series, following High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood on a death-defying mission into the heart of evil. The novel brings back beloved characters from The Mortal Instruments series for another thrilling adventure. This time, fighting demons in Shanghai.