City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Book Description

 Publication Date:April 14, 2009| Age Level: 14 and up
 
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Review –

When I read on another blog that this book was being made into a movie to be released next year I had to read it and I loved it.  It’s a young adult, urban fantasy novel set in New York but also has characters know as  Shadowhunters, who are dedicated to ridding the world of demons, a bad guy named Valentine and an impossible unrequited love.  Will make a great movie.

Fifty Shades Darker(Fifty Shades, Book 2) by E.L. James

Book Description

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. 
 
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
 
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 

Review –

I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first, not so much because of the plot(yes, there is one) but by the main characters and their interactions.  There is sex in this book also but it is not as graphic or explicit as the first.  Now on the third. Can’t wait.