Are you a big fan of Clary Fray or the Pretty Little Liars? Are you all caught up on their latest adventures in City of Lost Souls and Stunning? (If not, click on the links and place a hold! We’ll wait right here while you do.) Nobody likes to play the waiting game for the next book in their favorite series, but never fear! We’ve got your back here at the Palatine Public Library and we’ve prepared a couple of lists of books and series that have a lot in common with Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series and Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars to tide you over.
If you’re looking for new reads similar to the action-packed tales of the Shadowhunters, check out our list of The Mortal Instruments Read-Alikes here. Many of these books, like Once Dead, Twice Shy and Sisters Red, feature butt-kicking heroines doing their best to navigate worlds filled with both humans and potentially dangerous supernatural creatures. Some books, like Kill Me Softly and Embrace, balance their fantasy elements with dark romance. There are plenty of picks for every taste and many of them are series, sure to keep your To-Be-Read pile growing and growing!
Always dramatic and full of suspense, the Pretty Little Liars series will keep you guessing and turning the pages. If only author Sara Shepard could write as fast as we read! Definitely check out the TV show (airing on ABC Family) if you haven’t seen it already, and give the books here on the Pretty Little Liars Read-Alike list a try if you’re looking for even more delicious popular girl drama and fun. Titles like Liar and Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters are full of secrets and mysteries while The Luxe and L.A. Candy series are more focused on being young, fabulous, and of course, back-stabbing!