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5 book series fans of ‘The Mortal Instruments’ by Cassandra Clare will love!

For fans of the massively popular book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, it can sometimes be hard to navigate the crowded book waters to quench your need to fill the void the Shadohunters left behind. Cassandra Clare, being the wonder woman that she is, already has three more book series from the Shadowhunter Chronicles in the works with The Dark Artifices debuting Spring 2015. But until then, readers who love adventure, fantasy, romance, and an addicting story will love these five book series below.

#1 The Whispers of The Fallen series by J.D. Netto

whispers With mythology derived from The Book of Enoch, and an exciting adventurous tale paralleling The Lord of The Rings, fans of ALL AGES will find this book series enthralling and engaging. It follows a male protagonist, Isaac, who goes on a dangerous journey to protect Lucifer’s diary from Lucifer himself, with others joining his cause. It’s a story of redemption and sacrifice in a world where Nephilin, Fallen Stars (Fallen Angels), dragons, and creatures known as Shadows (very much like zombies) fill this fantastical world.

I personally love this story for it’s writing style and how different it is from my regular reads, but still having qualities I enjoy. Lots of action, an intricate world, and likable characters. J.D.Netto has one more highly anticipated book in this series to come. Will you be joining the world of Elysium soon?



#2 Penryn and the End of Days Series by Susan Ee (Angelfall)

ANGELFALL-book-cover-art Not having read this series yet (the books are sitting on my shelves waiting to be picked up), I’m going off the stellar reviews of my close friends on BookTube. It’s a dark post-apocalyptic tale with evil angels, murder, snark, and passion. Angels and comedy, what more do readers of The Mortal Instruments want? The first book in the series isn’t even 300 pages, and yet there’s enough action and plot to leave people obsessed.

I’m so pumped to get into this series, and I think our readers will love these books.

SYNOPSIS: It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.



#3 The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Obsidian)

lux The Lux series has grown much in popularity over the last year with cover changes and the last book debuting this month, people are finally finding out about this romantic alien tale. Set in the modern world, the Lux series is a fun and sarcastic read with plenty of steamy romances, and devilishly handsome alien men for drooling purposes. It’s not just all fluff and games though, run-ins with the evil alien Arum, mysteries to solve, and the U.S. government experimenting on the Lux aliens. This series has just the right amount of action, and one of the most relatable female protagonist, Katy Shwartz, who is a book vlogger and blogger (she’s basically me but with a hot alien boyfriend).

The first book, Obisidian, in the five book series is all about Katy adjusting to her new town in West Virginia where she thought nothing interesting was ever going to to happen, until she set eyes on her arrogant neighbor, Daemon. From then on she is thrown into life threatening situations while still trying to maintain her normalality. I’m warning you to block out a good chunk of your time before you start this series, because it will suck you in!



#4 Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand

horridge-unearthly A book series that I have been wanting to read for quite some time, and I hope by this recommendation some of you will before me. This trilogy has many similarities to the Shadowhunter world, first that our female protagonist is part angel. Unlike the paranormal romance books following Twilight’s success, Unearthly has been one of the few to stand out for it’s enticing storyline. Many haven’t heard of the serie, which was published in 2011, so don’t miss out on the passionate romance and thrilling tale now!

SYNOPSIS: When Clara Gardner learns she’s part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn’t know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make–between the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. . . . When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?



#5 Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

outlander Whoa, what the heck is this book doing here? For our younger readers you probably wouldn’t appreciate this book until about the age of seventeen, but for those mature readers who love the historical fiction aspect of The Infernal Devices, then this book series is what you’ve been waiting for. Romance, mystery, fantasy, history… it’s all here wrapped up in an eight book saga. The Starz adapted television show just premiered, reigning in new audiences, just like me, who are swept up in Clare Randall’s exciting journey as she falls through time back to 18th century Scotland.

The ultimate book boyfriend lives within the pages of Outlander. Don’t miss out on men in kilts and the ultimate adventure readers have been enjoying for over 20 years. Read it and thank me later!



Will you be picking up any of these books soon?

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  • WarlockBane

    I will most certainly add #1 , #2 , and #4 to my list :D
    Also! For those reading this comment another really good book series that I’d highly recommend is the Hush,Hush Saga :) <3

  • Brittany Ferrell

    I’ve read the Unearthly series, the Lux series, and am reading the Outlander series, now! All are great. :) And I’ve read the Mortal Instruments books, as well, with the exception of the most recent. I’d definitely have to fit a reread in there before i get to that, lol. This is a great list, thanks for sharing. I’ve added the rest to my TBR list!

  • Sophia

    I’ve just started the Lux series like last week now I’m on book three. I’m loving this series, its just a lot of fun. angelfall love love this book and world after( second book). This series’s? Are great I really loved reading them.

  • jesse

    Is it weird that I have read all of these books? Nah, I don’t think so either. with the exception of Outlander, which I will certainly be adding to my TBR list, I quite enjoyed all these books, especially Angelfall and the lux series.

  • Shazza

    I loved Angellfall but was very disappointed with the second book in the series.

  • hannah roberti

    I always recommend Unearthly to people, I feel like it’s not as popular as it should be. I’d say it has a much lighter tone than TMI but it’s still very good. One of the best written love triangles I’ve read and a great main character.

  • Elizabeth Loch

    I will definitely be reading Outlander. I’ve heard many great things about it and finally have time to delve into it. Hopefully, it won’t take over my life like TMI did.

  • Yu Fan x

    have read angelfall, unearthly and the lux series. and i thorougly enjoyed, literally those series are my favorites.

  • http://princesskyu.tumblr.com/ ♫ Hime ♫

    i really enjoyed Lux series. the story had so much twist in it! right now i’m reading the last book from Unearthly trilogy. I recommend it too! Is Angelfall ending this year? i wish to read this after finishing Bloodlines and Unearthly series but the wait is gonna painful >.<

  • http://princesskyu.tumblr.com/ ♫ Hime ♫

    why were you disappointed?

  • http://princesskyu.tumblr.com/ ♫ Hime ♫

    i agree! reading the last book at the moment :D
    what are you reading right now?

  • hannah roberti

    Right now I’m re-reading Paper Towns by John Green to refresh my memory for the movie coming out this summer. After that I’ll probably read The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead.