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New Covers for ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Are Unveiled

 The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are getting a makeover.

Beginning September 1, both series are being repackaged with all-new covers. Back in February, we got a first look at the new design for City of Bones.

New CoB cover

Now, ABC Family’s Shadowhunters social media accounts are unveiling the remaining five covers: City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire.

This post will be updated as each cover is revealed.



repackaged CoG


repackaged CoFA




What do you think of the new covers? Stay tuned because the new Infernal Devices will be unveiled tomorrow!

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63 Comments on New Covers for ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Are Unveiled

  1. Reblogged this on The Perks of Being a Book Girl and commented:

  2. It looks great! Clary looks awesome and I love that it has the fearless rune on it!!! But just wondering the thing in her hand is that supposed to be a stele or..?? it looks kinda weird to me lol but idk other than that I love it! :))

  3. Jasmine DuBois // May 12, 2015 at 1:37 PM // Reply

    Wow. Kudos to whoever designed these.

  4. They look good but I like the originals better. I feel more awe with the orginals.

  5. I like the original covers better. They’re more attractive

  6. teamedwardjace // May 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM // Reply

    Cool. !

  7. Daylighter // May 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM // Reply

    Love these, my only problem I have is the writing down the side ‘A Shadowhunter Novel’ I don’t think it was necessary there are beautiful otherwise. Am I the only one that can’t see the City of Heavenly Fire cover though?

    • I agree 100%. The writing on the side doesn’t really seem necessary.

    • Jasmine DuBois // May 12, 2015 at 6:18 PM // Reply

      Yeah I don’t think the writing on the side is necessary.

    • You have to understand if someone was new to the series and didn’t really look into it, they might not even realize this is part of a larger series. This just shows that these books, TID, TDA, TLH, and TWP are connected! Maybe its not totally necessary but I get why they did it and I personally don’t think it takes away from the beauty of these covers! :))

  8. I like these, but I liked the original covers better. Two questions, though:
    1. Where can I find the CoHF new cover?
    2. Does this mean that the upcoming series (TDA, TLH, etc.) will match these covers or the previous ones? Because it will be a bummer if I have to buy 6 TMI books, 3 TID books, and 1 BC book just for them to match the rest.

    • Ikr thats just what i was thinking! And the whole tmi series cost me about 120 dollars!

    • Cath Winchester // May 13, 2015 at 3:18 AM // Reply

      Cassie said that the TDA and TLH covers will be neither like these, not like the originals. They’ll be a mix of both so you won’t have to buy 10 more books to match the rest.

      • Wait. So the upcoming series won’t match either?! And also, are these the cover changes for paperback, hardcover, or both?

    • You won’t have to buy a new BC! That and TFTSA are going to stay the same and i think kind of match, they are not necessarily meant to look the same as the other books! So The Bane Chronicles will stay the way it is! Also, Cassie said that the covers of future series will be a mix of the old and new style so if you didnt want to buy these new covers, they would still look alright together with the new books 🙂

  9. I love them, the only thing is that I already own all the books and now I want these too ☺

  10. Beautiful covers! Though I hope TDA covers match the old ones 🙂

  11. It looks like the writing on the side is part of an inside cover. Do these books have 2 covers? The one we can see and one that you open up to? That is what it looks like to me.

  12. Jasmine DuBois // May 12, 2015 at 6:16 PM // Reply

    I love COHF’s cover. Sebastian! ❤

  13. OMG THESE LOOK AMAZING. I want these so bad, but that means replacing my copies of COHF and Clockwork Prince (the only books I have in the all of the Shadowhunters books). I have one question though: What do all the runes say? I know the first one is the Shadowhunter rune, and someone has said the second is the Fearless rune, but I have no clue what the rest say.

    • CoB-Angelic Power Rune
      CoA-Fearless Rune
      *for the rest I’m going with the most important rune within that book
      CoG-Binding Rune
      CoFA- Mark of Cain
      CoLS- I honestly have no idea. (the only rune I specificly remember is the soundless rune when Clary was being sneaky in the Morganstern Family Traveling House) It’s pretty though 🙂
      CoHF-the rune Clary draws on Jace to transfer the fire into her sword(this one I’m positive on)

      • Crystal // May 13, 2015 at 10:47 AM //

        I think you’re right about all of them!! CoLS is the Courage rune! I remembered seeing it in the Codex and I just looked it up and that’s what it is! The Codex specifically called it “Courage in Combat” which would make sense since the Dark War battle thing, which is i think the biggest single battle in the whole series, happens in that book!

      • CoG is actually a twisted around knowledge rune, but for the rest they’re right (according to google images). CoFA might not be the Mark of Cain, but I can’t find anything that it looks like. It does look familiar though.

      • CoG is the agony rune, CoFA is the vision rune, and CoHF is the destined rune.

  14. herondale // May 12, 2015 at 8:46 PM // Reply

    I hate that big, yellow font, but otherwise I LOVE the covers!! The pictures, backgrounds and runes are great!!!

  15. herondale // May 12, 2015 at 8:47 PM // Reply

    I have a question: Are these in hardcover or paperback?
    I would be grateful for an answer!

  16. herondale // May 12, 2015 at 8:50 PM // Reply

    On t he COHF cover is that sebastian or jace? I know that is actually Jace because of the fire andwings and all, but the straight, whitish hair and skinny build reminds me slightly of Sebastian. I love the covers either way!

  17. Reblogged this on indigoblue69 and commented:
    Beautiful new covers!!

  18. Shadows3490 // May 12, 2015 at 11:43 PM // Reply

    Wow they look beautiful! So are these the US covers? Because I have seen different covers that I think we’re the British but I’m unsure XD xxx

  19. These are absolutely incredible!! Wow!! They’re just so so stunningly beautiful and the full characters so truly depicted with the design of gear and runes and all. I love them so much I want posters of them on my wall!!

  20. Has Cassie given a comment to each one like confirming who it is and the rune and such…? Let’s piece it together….
    CoB: Jace, Angelic Rune
    COA: Clary, Fearless Rune
    CoG: Simon, (should kind of be the Mark of Cain because it’s Simon and City of Glass but I don’t think it is)
    CoFA: Isabelle, (that mystery one from the movie….. what was the real meaning of it?)
    CoLS: Alec, Courage in Combat
    CoHF: Sebastian, ?

  21. Simon looks like an evil child hehe. Nice hair! I first thought it was Seb for sure because of all that.

  22. tmimagnusjace // May 13, 2015 at 3:00 AM // Reply

    Oh wow i think these new people on the covers are even more fitting!

  23. Can anybody identify all the runes? From what I’ve gathered it’s:
    CoB: Angelic rune
    CoA: Fearless rune
    CoG: Agony rune
    CoFA: ?
    CoLS: Courage in combat rune
    CoHF: Destined rune

    • Wait! That’s the rune from the movie! Apparently it’s called “vision rune” but
      1. Why would they use a movie rune for a book cover?
      2. What does it have to do with CoFA?

  24. I don’t really like the covers. I like the old ones better because it fits the main people and the setting. For example City of Lost Souls, It’s got to be Alec on the front since Sebastian doesn’t use a bow and arrow. He uses one of the Morgenstern swords. And it’s mainly circled around Clary, Jace, Sebastian, Isabelle, and Jocelyn. Aren’t covers suppose to represent a main person, place, or item on the cover? I know it’s a 3rd person series, but in the City of Lost Souls it doesn’t really circle around Alec.

  25. emilytheinvincible // May 13, 2015 at 9:37 PM // Reply

    Oh my god, I love them *starry eyes*

  26. I love them so so much! I already own the series, but these almost make me want to go and buy the books again. The drawings of the characters are just gorgeous! And I love how each character gets a cover- in the original ones it was weird because some had two people, some had one, Clary was on three covers and Isabelle wasn’t on any. But I love the way each character is highlighted with these!

  27. Tița Ana-Maria // May 14, 2015 at 3:16 AM // Reply

    I don’t like the new covers… 😦

  28. Hazel Herondale // May 14, 2015 at 4:58 AM // Reply

    CoHF looks hot!

  29. Lorena Moronte // September 1, 2015 at 7:11 PM // Reply

    I really like these new covers! I love the way the characters seem to be captured in action. But, however, there was something about the font-I think its the color and size-that didn’t seem as appealing to me like the original covers did. Also, the writing down the side(“A Shadowhunter Novel”)kind of bothered me a little bit. As much as I liked the original covers, overall,I think I they did a pretty amazing job. By the way, I’m really glad they kept kind of the same layout to all of the volumes.

  30. I love these new covers they’re gorgeous. But I am really confused because I know the CoHF has Sebastian on the front but the spines of the covers all have a character on them too. So if it is Sebastian then the spine has Sebastian on too but it’s confusing because they’re all standing together and as far as I’m concerned Sebastian wasn’t part of the ‘main group’ ( Clary, Jace, Izzy, Alex and Simon.) So I think that would really bug me about having these covers on my shelves!!

    • Xena Smith // August 2, 2016 at 3:05 PM // Reply

      OMG SAME!!! I actually really need someone to answer that for me because according to my knowledge, the spines have everyone against the evil but if Jonathan ( Sebastian) is ont he front cover, theoretically, it is him on the spine. But even then, it wouldn’t work because he is not fundamentally good and therefore doesn’t deserve to be on the spine! Please can someone explain…

  31. Vitória Araújo // January 1, 2016 at 10:45 AM // Reply

    I’m a big fan of the Mortal Instruments, admire your work, your beautiful words in the book inspired me a lot, I hope to one day have the honor of meeting you, and hope to be a good hunter of shadows ..

  32. Who is who on the side of the books, I can’t figure out who is on the side of the CoHF book.

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