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Wendybird
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I really should stay off these threads because my to be read list grows at an exponential rate already!

There is a new trilogy out - books 1 and 2 are published - by a new writer named Page Morgan. The first book is The Beautiful and the Cursed and the second is The Lovely and the Lost. I think the 3rd is due out next year sometime. They are YA fantasy and highly enjoyable. Set in Paris in the early 1900s you enter a world of gargoyles come to life, fallen Angels, humans and a whole cast of other-worlders. I devoured them when I finally got my hands on them!

I also enjoyed the YA series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. There are quite a few of them so if she likes the first one, City of Bones (please don’t judge them based on the movie - which should go without saying here....) the series should keep her busy for a little while.

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*resists urge to go on a Cassandra Clare rant*

Though if you like Clare, her friend Sarah Rees Brennan has an excellent series called "The Demon's Lexicon." Fair warning, the third book was terrible and even thought its been a few years, I'm still angry about it. Sadly, her other books have been disappointing as well. Though, the "Lynburn Legacy" would do well with anyone who likes a Nancy Drew style gothic supernatural.

Right now I'm working on Marissa Meyer's "Lunar Chronicles" which is a futuristic take on fairytales. I really adored the first book "Cinder" about a cyborg mechanic. However, I loathed the second book "Scarlet" and haven't been able to make up my mind about the third book "Cress" (Rapunzel) though its likely that all of my negative feelings revolve around the continued involvement of the character Scarlet. Still, its proving an easy recommendation to my "hunger Games" and "Divergent" readers who have already gone through "The Maze Runner" trilogy and as eager for the new movie as me.

Next will probably be the "Shadow and Bone" series. Ugh...those $2.99 teen nookbooks just keep somehow finding a way onto my ereader. *shrug* Also, I still need to knockout Marie Lu's "Legend" series.

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