I randomly pulled one of these books from one of  the shelves tucked away in PowerBooks two weeks ago. The Mortal Instruments Trilogy books weren’t displayed prominently at the store entrance, nor did I have any idea about the story. They were just there in the shelves, with the titles Inkheart, Artemis Fowl, et al for companions. Intrigued, I browsed through the pages, and saw on the covers that even Twilight author Stephenie Meyer gushed about the books. (Okay, Ms. Meyer may not be the best writer around, but I enjoyed the Twilight series for what it was—fun and fantasy and the truckload of cheesiness.)

Dear Edward and Jacob: I adore you both, but I’m spending the weekend with Jace. Sorry!

—Stephenie Meyer

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Got all three books in one go. Gah.  No sense in buying just one, because I know I’ll just regret not getting them all.

I’m only on Chapter 8 of City of Bones, but it looks good. If you like supernatural stuff like vampires, shadowhunters, werewolves, angels, faeries, etc, etc, etc, you might like these. No wonder Stephenie Meyer can turn traitor to Edward and Jacob.

Again, I’m no book critic, just a book lover. And I am now indulging in my love for reading after what seems like a long time. Bliss!