Hollywood Crush Readers’ Favorite 2012 YA Novel Is…

Shadowhunters not only look better in black—they look better atop the leaderboard too. After a week of feverish ballot-casting in Hollywood Crush’s Favorite YA Novel of 2012 poll, Cassandra Clare’s urban fantasy “City of Lost Souls” has slayed its way to the No. 1 spot!

The novel, the fifth in the author’s “Mortal Instruments” series, handily bested second-place finisher “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green and third-place finisher “The Golden Lily” by Richelle Mead.

See the full results!

“I’m so happy that so many have embraced the story of Jace and Clary and their friends,” Cassie told Hollywood Crush of the honor. “This fifth book was a pleasure to write but also sad because I knew it meant the end of the ’Mortal Instruments’ was drawing closer. It will be bittersweet to say goodbye to the characters next year!”

But as one chapter of “The Mortal Instruments” saga closes, another begins. The big-screen adaptation of series starter “City of Bones,” starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan, will hit theaters August 23, 2013.

Long story short: Shadowhunters are here to stay!