City of Bones is the first book in Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It was also her first published book and the introduction to the shadowhunter world. Clare is now one of the best known YA authors!
Christy and Clare first read this series years ago. We cannot remember the exact year, but it has been a while since we were introduced to this urban fantasy series.
Clary Fray’s life was normal. She lived in Brooklyn with her mom and spent most of time with her best friend Simon Lewis. One night Clary and Simon go to an all ages night at the Pandemonium club. Suddenly, Clary sees three teenagers dressed in black with strange markings all over their bodies. She follows them and sees them try to kill someone. Only, nobody else can see them.
The tall blonde guy, Jace, seemed surprised that Clary could see him and informed her that the guy he’s trying to kill is really a demon.
Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series.
The second book in The Eldest Curses trilogy focuses on Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane. The first book, The Red Scrolls of Magic, took place in between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels when Alec and Magnus went on vacation following the war with Valentine.
The Lost Book of the White is set in 2010, after City of Heavenly Fire. Alec and Magnus are settling into their Brooklyn apartment and getting used to being parents to Max, a Warlock toddler. It’s been awhile since they had seen Shinyun Jung, the dangerous warlock who ruined their European vacation by trying to summon a demon.
We love nothing more than a good YA movie adaptation! Here are some of our dream castings for our fave YA book boyfriends. Casting directors, if you’re out there reading our blog— you know where to find us!
1. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices: Adam Gregory
Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be! Our favorite book series also has our favorite book boyfriend. Adam Gregory has gorgeous dark locks and blue eyes, just like our fave shadow hunter. Add in a British accent and he’s perfect!