At the moment, I am reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
I know I am a bit late reading this series but I have just never found the urge for a good urban fantasy novel. I also hated the old covers and in my opinion, they were extremely ugly. For my birthday, my grandparents bought me the whole re-vamped series; new covers and all. The covers show off a lot of personality towards the series and the spines are incredulously phenomenal. When all of the spines are put together, they make up a beautiful illustration of the New York skyline. The Mortal Instruments series is a must read series for ages 14+.
When Clary Fray heads for a night at Pandemonium, she doesn’t expect to come face to face with a Shadowhunter. More like three. Covered in what look like tattoos and weapons, they murdered what looked like an innocent teenage boy. What was supposed to be a boy was actually a demon. Jace, Alec and Izzy were doing their job as Shadowhunters to free the world of demons. Soon after witnessing the murder, a demon itself came for Clary. Within twenty-four hours, Clary has been pulled into the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders and is taught to fight for her life at all costs. At first, Jace was a jerk towards Clary but once they got to know each other, they fell for each other. This book follows Clary Fray and her friends as they attempt to save the world.
For those that have never heard of The Mortal Instruments series, it is an urban fantasy series of books by the queen of fantasy herself, Cassandra Clare. This series follows characters Clary, Jace, Simon, Izzy and Alec as they set forth and defeat the world from demons. The series starts out with City of Bones, then moves along to City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. There is a side series following the lives of Tessa, Will and Jem, who are Shadowhunters that lived during the reign of Queen Victoria. Two more Shadowhunter series wil be released starting next year. More Shadowhunter books include The Bane Chronicles, The Shadowhunter’s Codex and The Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy novella novels. There is also a movie based on City of Bones that stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower and a TV show being released in January 2016 starring Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood