5 Books to Channel Your Inner Shadowhunter

With the TV version of Cassandra Clare's wildly popular Mortal Instruments series debuting on January 12, why not binge-read other teen novels full of big-city paranormal romances and epic battles between good and evil?

If you enjoy fantasy in a modern setting, try Holly Black's latest, The Darkest Part of the Forest. It features a tourist-trap town full of fairies and a prince asleep in a glass casket.

The Darkest Part of the Forest is available in other formats.

If you heart New York, travel back to 1920's NYC to get creeped out by occult murders and girls with supernatural powers in The Diviners.

The Diviners is available in other formats.

If the Shadowhunters' magical powers strike your fancy, read The Young Elites next. After a medieval plague, a group of teens use their unique abilities to defeat their corrupt government.

The Young Elites is available in other formats.

If portals from cities to mythical worlds peak your interest, pick up Daughter of Smoke & Bone, where an art student in Prague travels to a realm full of demons and angels.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone is available in other formats.

If you loved the romantic tension between Clary and Jace, give The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer a whirl. A girl survives a horrific accident and acquires strange powers, plus a mysterious playboy boyfriend.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is available in other formats.

What's your favorite Mortal Instruments read-alike?

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