I loved the Mortal Instrument series (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass) by Cassandra Clare. The books are hip, funny, romantic and fast-paced. I fell in love with the characters.
Premise of the story…when Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons…they also happen to be sexy and intriguing), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Clary along with her adorably nerdy best friend simon, goes through an action packed ride filled with romantic tension between Shadowhunters, vampires, fairies, werewolves, warlocks and humans.
The mortal Instruments series is a must-read for anybody who loves action, adventure, sarcastic humor and romance all rolled into one.
I am looking forward to the release of the Prequel Series (The Infernal Devices). And hopefully the author will release a book based on the character Simon.