I think this series is going to be on my favorites list. Cassandra Clare merges so many of my favorite themes that I have a crazy book high after reading. It's like food for day dreams and I want more. I don't know how much these books would appeal to a guy; because these books cater to female fantasy romance. I don't find them very realistic but it's just so much FUN; and that's what I love about this book. Oh, and it's steampunk!