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Reading the Shadowhunter Chronicles

Finally Reading the Shadowhunter Chronicles – Always Late to the Party

Hello booklover friends. Have you ever had the realization, all of a sudden, that you’ve wasted ten years of your life because you’ve missed out on something that you SHOULD HAVE done earlier? This is the beginning of my love story, this is how I’m finally reading the Shadowhunter Chronicles.

The other day I was sitting on the couch with a book on my lap when I realized that there was quite an interesting movie on the TV. As the story developed and I got more and more interested in it, I also realized that somehow I knew it already, it was weirdly familiar, I had heard about it already.

That’s because I was watching the Shadowhunters : City of Bones movie.

Now, I have to make a confession: I’ve never read the books. Please don’t hate me. It’s not that I didn’t like them, but I think I was just a bit too old when they came out and when the hype got started.

I’ve always been a true fangirl during my teen and my young adult ages, I’ve read things like TwilightThe Hunger GamesThe Vampire Diaries, but somehow I missed out on the Shadowhunter Chronicles. Don’t ask me how it happened, it just happened. And now it’s one of the biggest regrets I have.

Watching the movie made me realize how much time of my life I wasted reading books that weren’t part of that fandom. I truly, deeply, and sincerely regret all those years I spent not being part of it.

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This is because I brutally realized that I really liked the story, the characters, the love triangles, and I think I could’ve had so much more love in my life if only I had read it earlier. I could have been part of it earlier! And all of this happened while watching a movie. Imagine what could happen if I read the books.

I’m being hit by such a massive attack of postdated FOMO right now that I’m not too sure I will entirely recover from it.

The good thing is that there is always a solution to a reading problem.

And the solution is: to read.

I have decided that I’m going to make up for all the years I’ve spent in a limbo where The Shadowhunter Chronicles didn’t exist, I will make it part of my life and I will love it with all my heart. Even if I’m not 20 anymore, even if I’m pretending to be an adult, I don’t care.

you’re never too old or too young to be in love with something that you know it’s right for you.

But I have a new dilemma: what is the right reading order? I was thinking to read them in publication order, starting with The Mortal Instruments series, but if you have another suggestion, please let me know.

I wish you the happiest end of summer. I know it’s going to be fantastic autumn for me because I’ve already got so many great books to read.

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