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Readalikes for Fans of City of Bones

    Illuminate

    Illuminate - Aimee Agresti

    A brainy, shy high school outcast interning at a Chicago hotel discovers that the hotel staff has an evil agenda planned for her classmates on prom night.
    Every Other Day

    Every Other Day - Jennifer Barnes

    Every other day, sixteen-year-old high school student Kali transforms into an invincible demon hunter, but when she sees that a popular fellow-student is marked for death in the next twenty-four hours, unfortunately it is the wrong day for Kali.
    Tithe

    Tithe - Holly Black

    After returning home from a tour with her mother's rock band, sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
    The Demon’s Lexicon

    The Demon’s Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan

    Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.
    Croak

    Croak - Gina Damico

    A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.
    Personal Demons

    Personal Demons - Lisa Desrochers

    Told in their separate voices, demon Luc Cain and high school senior Frannie Cavanaugh, a Catholic girl with a hidden wicked streak, form a surprising connection when he comes to tempt her to sin before the celestials arrive to claim her for their side.
    Hex Hall

    Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins

    When Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, she is exiled to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
    The Iron Witch

    The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney

    Donna Underwood is considered a freak, cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her alchemist parents, but when vicious wood elves abduct her best friend Navin, Donna must betray all her parents fought for and join the battle between the humans and the fey.
    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Lish McBride

    Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.
    Angelfire

    Angelfire - Courtney Moulton

    A seventeen-year-old girl discovers she has the reincarnated soul of an ancient warrior destined to battle the reapers--monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell.
    Firespell

    Firespell - Chloe Neill

    Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. When one day Lily finds her roommate running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens that protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...
    The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

    The Demon Trapper’s Daughter - Jana Oliver

    In 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, after a demon threatens seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne's life and murders her father, a legendary demon trapper to whom she was apprenticed, her father's partner, Beck, steps in to care for her, knowing she hates him.
    Misfit

    Misfit - Jon Skovron

    Seattle sixteen-year-old Jael must negotiate normal life in Catholic school while learning to control the abilities she inherited from her mother, a demon, and protect those she loves from Belial, the Duke of Hell.
    Tantalize

    Tantalize - Cynthia Smith

    When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

    Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
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