5 Books I Like That You May Like Too

The first installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

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The first installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

Colleen Rock, Staff Writer

Since last week was literacy week, I bring to you different books I liked that are mostly fantasy, adventure, and horror.  You have probably seen them, but never read. In no particular order here are five books I enjoyed.

5. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

It’s about a teenage girl, named Clary, who discovers a new world with supernatural beings and meets people called Shadowhunters, who rid the world of demons. She goes head first into the world when her mom vanishes and a villain named Valentine rises up again. I read the series in only two months, after growing attached to the characters easily.

4. The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Prequel to The Mortal Instruments, it follows a young Tessa Gray, a girl from America who moves to Victorian England at the wish of her brother, who is missing when she arrives. She is taken by two sisters that forcibly help her discover that she has a special gift, along with treating her cruelly. When all hope is lost that she will ever escape them, a Shadowhunter comes and rescues her. Long after that, she becomes part of the world and discovers who and what she is while fighting mechanical devices along with the Shadowhunters. In the book, you learn about the ancestors of beloved characters from The Mortal Instruments as well.

3. The Ghost Of Graylock by Dan Poblocki

If you like ghost stories, you’ll probably like this book. It’s about a brother and sister who are staying with their aunts over the summer in a new town filled with many secrets about an abandoned asylum, which is rumored to be haunted. Neil decides he wants to visit the old building, along with his sister and new friend Wesley and his older brother Eric. When going home after some strange happenings from inside the building, they are followed by a lonely ghost. After being terrorized by the ghost, they decide to go back, and uncover the secrets about the town and the asylum, that shocked me to no end.

2. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

I’m pretty sure everyone has heard or read this book. It focuses on a group of greasers who love to fight and bother rich people, who they call Socs. One night when Ponyboy, the protagonist, runs away from his older brother Darry, his friend Johnny accidentally kills a Soc. They both run away from their town, hiding in an old church in a town far from theirs. Series of events help Ponyboy realize that there is not much different from the Greasers and Socs. I can’t count how many times I’ve read the book and watched the movie.

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This is a book that made me feel incredibly sad. It is about a girl, named Hannah, who committed suicide because of thirteen reasonsShe records these reasons on cassette tapes, and has them passed around to the people who gave her the reasons. Clay Jensen eventually gets the tapes and goes around the town, following a map Hannah made before of the places where the reasons happened. It’s a heartbreaking story that makes you hate the ones who have done wrong to her. It’s a good book if you can get through it.