4. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," by Cassandra Clare
Plot summary: Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray becomes the witness to a shocking crime: three teenagers, sporting strange tattoos and odd-looking weapons, committing murder. But when she calls the police the body vanishes, and she isn't sure whether she can trust what she saw. But then Clary's mother suddenly disappears, and she needs answers, now.
Release date: August 23, 2013.