Category Archives: Commercial Fiction

Horatio Wilkes Mystery Series

Author: Alan Gratz
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teen
Genre: Commercial Fiction

Books:

  1. Something Rotten (Original Release Date – October 2007; Read – June 2009; Rated A+)
  2. Something Wicked (Original Release Date – October 2008; Read – June 2009; Rated A-)

Note: Alan Gratz’s website states in the FAQ, “I’m in talks with my publisher to do a third Horatio Wilkes mystery, but I don’t know when or if it will come out. If it happens, it will be called Something Foolish, and loosely follow the plot of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ I have ideas for lots more–including a ‘Julius Caesar’ take-off that has Horatio solving a murder at a fraternity toga party during a college visit, and a version of ‘The Tempest’ in which Horatio spends a summer as an intern at a Disney World-like amusement park.”

The Gallagher Girls Series

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Author: Ally Carter
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teen
Genre: Commercial Fiction

Books:

  1. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Original Release Date – May 2006; Read – March 2009; Rated B-)
  2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Original Release Date – October 2007; Read – May 2009; Rated B+)
  3. Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover (Original Release Date – June 2009; To Be Read)

The Blue Bloods Series

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Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teen
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Books:

  1. Blue Bloods (Original Release Date – May 2006; Read – October 2008; Rated C)
  2. Masquerade (Original Release Date – May 2007; Not Read)
  3. Revelations (Original Release Date – October 2008; Not Read)
  4. The Van Alen Legacy (Original Release Date – October 2009)

The Mortal Instruments Series

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Author: Cassandra Clare
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teen
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Books:

  1. City of Bones (Original Release Date – April 2007; Read – September 2008; Not Reviewed)
  2. City of Ashes (Original Release Date – March 2008; Read – September 2008; Rated A-)
  3. City of Glass (Original Release Date  – March 2009; Read – May 2009; Rated B-)

Update: August 23, 2009, The Reader’s Quill reports three juicy bits of information: 1) There will be a fourth book in this series, City of Fallen Angels, to be told from Simon’s POV, set to be released in March 2011; 2) The Mortal Instuments series has been optioned for film; and 3) The Mortal Instruments Series will be coming out in graphic novel form.