So, YA Sisterhood is having a Tournament of Heroines... And the last two are between the wonderfully Tessa Gray from Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series and the equally wonderful Clary Fray from the Mortal Instruments series (also by Cassandra Clare). WHOOT.
Both series are equally amazing; the plots are set in the same butt-kicking Shadowhunting world, except the former is in Victorian era London while the latter in 21st century New York. Each series have extremely drool-worthy guys (as advertised here), and totally awesome girls as the main characters.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length... everyone, that is, but Tessa.
She loves books, she's wicked smart, and she has an awesome morphing ability. Plus, she has two very sexy guys to choose from. What's not to love about Tessa Gray? TEAMTESSA!!
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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....
She's a red-headed troublemaker, artist, and anime enthusiast. She has (*SPOILER*) Shadowhunter blood running through her veins, and a wickedly cool ability (which will not be named here because the spoiler is too large ;D). And she also has two guys to choose from. Who doesn't love Clary Fray? TEAMCLARY!!
Either way, GOGOGO VOTE for your favourite gal, you honestly can't go wrong with either of them because they are both amazing!! TEAMCASSIE ALL THE WAY!!
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