City of Bones is book one in the Mortal Instruments series. As usual, I’m a little behind on trends, as this has already been made into a movie, which I have yet to see.
The book is centered around Clary, a 15 year old living in New York with her mother. Clary ends up meeting a few demon hunters called Shadowhunters, and gets pulled into their world when her mother disappears.
So, this book is definitely a fantasy book, which is my favorite genre. It’s also a teen series, which I’ve been reading a lot of lately. But what I really liked about this book wasn’t just her style of writing, which is good, but the relationships between all of the characters. All of the relationships felt genuine, as opposed to exaggerated. And I liked that Clary was a typical teenage girl in that she was confused and a little oblivious but also really brave and loyal.
The pace of the book wasn’t super fast, but I really enjoyed the story and will definitely finish the series.