Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Book #: 1
Publisher: Walker Books
This book was quite enjoyable! I was deadly afraid of not enjoying it because of the hype around it, but I must confess I am pleasantly surprised!
The plot was really good, everybody knows I have a soft spot for angels and demons, and the characters were relatable and interesting, for the most part.
I didn't particularly like Clary, she seemed annoying and she coped with everything a little too easily, in my eyes. Jace was the epitomy was sarcasm and therefore is my spirit animal. Isabelle I didn't really cared for, Alec was sweet. Bane I didn't get enough from, Valentine was perfect (in my head he was the guy who played Lucifer on Supernatural) and Simon was just plain silly... In a good way.
City of Bones was very easy to read, didn't have any difficult language - has a person whose second language is English this is very important to me - and it flowed right.
Now... That plot twist though!!! I honestly didn't see it coming for most of the book, and when I thought I knew what it was, I didn't want to believe it until I finally read it. I just kept thinking "oh hell not!" and "oh no she didn't!", but she did and thank God for that because it will make the rest of the books and the feels, more real for me.
I will continue with this series this year, I don't think that I will be watching the TV show, mostly because I don't really like the actors and I will take breaks in between the books because I'm afraid of getting a book slump over them.
Worth the read and the 4 stars. Recommend.