Friday, April 16, 2010

What Would You Recommend? - Cassandra Claire

This is a question I get asked all the time working in the bookstore: "What would you recommend for somebody who loved "_________"? (fill in the blank)" Usually I can come up with something, but that something can be a bit of a wild guess if it's not a book or genre I normally read. This is where you helpful people come in. If you have a suggestion, I'd love to hear it.

This week I've decided to dip into the list of books I want to read at some unspecified point in the future. Cassandra Claire's series The Mortal Instruments has been very popular in the bookstore, starting with the first book, City of Bones. I've heard so many people raving about the series that I do intend to read at least the first book sometime in the near future. In the mean time though, I still have to find books to recommend to people who've read this series.

I know the Mortal Instruments series is definitely teen geared urban fantasy, but I honestly don't know too much more than that. What else should I recommend to go with it? P.C. Cast's books? The Hunger Games? What would you recommend?


Marg said...

First of all you really should read the Clare books - they are very good! As to what to recommend, The Hunger Games is excellent too, although very different to the Mortal Instruments. The House of Night books would be good for a younger reader. Another option might be the Vampire Diaries by L J Smith. Perhaps suggest Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series for more mature readers.

Unknown said...

I would have last year, except the first book had already been reviewed on Royal Reviews. I'm planning to get to it this year though.

Thanks for the suggestions Marg.

fantasylover12001 said...

The ones you've thought of are good suggestions. I'd also reccomend Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (for older teens though) and The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.

Unknown said...

I've seen the Marr books, but hadn't thought about them. What is it that makes them more suited for older teens?

The Armstrong books, those are Awakening, Summoning etc, right? How are they in comparison with her Otherworld series?


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