They are a prequel series to the 1# bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.
In the first book Tessa Grey gets kidnapped by Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Black because she is coming to live with her brother because their parents are dead. She is held captive at the house of Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Black. She is very confused about why she is here and why she has to marry the Magister, a mysterious powerful figure! This is where she gets wrapped up in the world of the Shadowhunters, people who have sworn to protect the earth from demons and other evil mythical creatures.
In the second book Tessa must choose between her two loves , Jem a drug addict or Will a mean loner. The Shadowhunters learn that Wills parents and younger sister have taken up residents at the Magister’s house! They must work together with the Lightwood brothers to keep the Institute and stop the Magister from unleashing his diabolical clockwork creatures, built to the destroy the Shadowhunters and possibly the world!
In the third book Jem is dying and the Shadowhunters must find a way to keep him alive before it’s too late! But like in the first book Tessa has been captured by Mrs. Black! Will must choose, Tessa or Jem?
” Most people are lucky to have even one great love in their life, you have found two”
I loved how it is set in the late 1800’s and is about demons, vampires, werewolves and faeries and other evil mythical beings. I thought that Cassandra Clare really did well of writing just the right amount of violence and making out.
My favorite character is Charlotte Branwell, head of the London institute! I love how she means business and she isn’t the common 1800’s lady!
I thought that Nathaniel Grey’s decisions were not that great and they effected other people! So he’s obviously not very likable!
I loved it! I totally recommend it for kids no younger than 10 and are not afraid of violence and making out.
I am looking forward to reading The Mortal Instruments and seeing the movie! If you are going to read Cassandra’s books than I suggest reading them in chronological order, that means reading The Infernal Devices first.