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message 1: by Audrey (new)

Audrey See Could someone explain to me what's the difference between city of bones and clockwork? Is it related to each other or a complete different story in the same world?

♫✯Em loves Hollenstein✯♫❤the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation❤ | 43 comments Clockwork (infernal devices) is a prequel series.
I mean, I can't stand Cassandras writing, but I think this is right

message 3: by MadameZelda (new)

MadameZelda I did not know that. It would make sense to read the Clockwork series first.

message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
I think you should read them as they were released because there are spoilers in some of the books that ruin the other series if you just read them as seperate series. I think it was City of Heavenly Fire that spoils Clockwork Princess or something, I can't really be sure.

But ya the Clockwork Angel trilogy is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments. It's set in a different country, way back in the past with most of the characters being different :).

message 5: by Audrey (new)

Audrey See Oh okay so I'll read clockwork angel first?

message 6: by ☆Joycedale☆, Angel With A Shotgun (last edited Aug 19, 2015 12:53PM) (new)

☆Joycedale☆ | 1543 comments Mod
I've read The Infernal Devices. and am currently reading the last book in The Mortal Instruments. I think you should read TMI first. It gives hints to TID throughout the series. I haven't finished it yet though so there might be spoilers like Sarah said, I just don't know yet.

message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
This is what Cassandra Clare wrote about the order in which to read the books:

I suggest that you read them in a slightly strange order. That means:

The Mortal Instruments, Part One:

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

The Infernal Devices

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Princess

The Mortal Instruments, Part 2

City of Fallen Angels

City of Lost Souls

City of Heavenly Fire


The Bane Chronicles

Shadowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight


If you, understandably, don't want to break up your reading that way, I suggest this:

The Mortal Instruments

The Infernal Devices

The Bane Chronicles

Shadowhunter Academy

Lady Midnight

And so on.

message 8: by ☆Joycedale☆, Angel With A Shotgun (new)

☆Joycedale☆ | 1543 comments Mod
I've never even heard of Lady Midnight. I'm so behind with these books lol

message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
It's coming out next year :) I thibk it's a series set in the time between TID or TMI or else it's the one that happens after TMI, there's 3 more Shadowhunter series coming out :)

message 10: by ☆Joycedale☆, Angel With A Shotgun (new)

☆Joycedale☆ | 1543 comments Mod
I looked it up, it's 5 yrs after TMI

message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 3050 comments Mod
That's the one :)

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