Can I read the infernal devices first?
Similarly, what order should I read Cassandra Clare's books?
The first way to read the Cassandra Clare books in order is by publication date
- City of Bones.
- City of Ashes.
- City of Glass.
- Clockwork Angel.
- City of Fallen Angels.
- Clockwork Prince.
- City of Lost Souls.
- Clockwork Princess.
Considering this, is the infernal devices worth reading?
Infernal Devices is a prequel to City of Bones so you may want to read that series first. If you enjoy YA Fantasy then it's worth checking out. I found that the writing was more mature then the Mortal instruments and the story more involving. I also liked that it more steampunk-y horror then urban fantasy.
The Infernal Devices are a trilogy of prequels to the Mortal Instruments books, set almost 130 years ago. They deal with the adventures of a Downworlder girl named Tessa in a Victorian London where the Accords have only just been finalized and tensions between Shadowhunters and Downworlders are running high.