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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1)

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare Dark, funny and does not skirt around issues that YAs deal with. That's the type of YA I like.

The paranormal world is big and the kids deal with real race, sexuality and diversity issues. It's not too teen-angsty (although there is a heathy dose of that too).

I didn't want to like this series because it just felt like another one made into a movie and now they're splitting the second book into two movies, which is just ridiculous. BUT the books are great!

My main problem is that I already know that I will fnish the first 5 books very soon and will then be waiting around for the next one. I would highly recommend the series.