Our plus one title is (drum roll please!) the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Okay, it's the first TWO books in a series, but these are awesome books. They have adventure, romance, vampires, werewolves and magic, and are quite possibly the best urban fantasy we've read this year! Oh, and did we mention that Holly Black loves these books?!
The first book, City of Bones, is where we meet Clary, a normal 15-year-old girl who's living with her mom in New York city and hanging out with her best friend Simon. Before she knows it, her mother is taken away by an otherworldly being, those tattooed kids she saw at the club last night are Shadowhunters (who totally took down a freaky demon), and by the way, she just might be one- an otherworldly Shadowhunter, not a demon. Suddenly immersed in a fabulous, uber-secret underground world where everything she ever thought was fantasy is real (hello, vampires, warlocks and werewolves), Clary and her new tattooed friends, Jace (who might be more than just a friend), Alec and Isabelle set out to find her mother and maybe save the world.
We loved this book so much that we could not wait for book two, City of Ashes, and even now are waiting impatiently for book three, City of Glass, which comes out this March. This story is off to a great start, and we can't wait to see how Clary and her friends will end up!
Stay tuned to the blog for tomorrow's #10 pick, which we promise is just 1 book!
Katie and Megan
P.S. Game Day Thursday @ 7 PM in the Constitution Room- wii can't wait!