Hey! I have a question for y'all book readers! I started watching because of Harry and havent read the books yet. Show!Malec became my ultimate OTP with Magnus being my fav character by far. Would you still recommend reading the books? Cause I heard their dynamic is different in the books compared to the show. And would I spoil myself if I would binge through them during the summer break? And if yes where to start, cause the shadowhunterverse seems quite vast! Thanks :3
I loved the books. They’ve improved on the characters in the show, for sure, but that being said, I would still recommend reading them if only just for the back-story on the characters.
They are looking to the books in creating the show, of course, but they are also going there own way with some storylines, to make it interesting for the book readers (as happens with a lot of shows) so I dunno’ that I would call it “spoiling” because we don’t know what from the books is actually going into the show.
If you do read them, I would start with The Mortal Instruments (there are 6, if memory serves me), then The Infernal Devices, the side-stories (The Bane Chronicles (of course there are some lovely Malec moments in this book of stories about Magnus Bane) and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and then finally, The Dark Artifices (which there is only one book released from so far.) :)