I wasn't super impressed with City of Bones but it is a page turner. However, I had some major reservations about this book. Firstly, Clare stole from just about EVERY major fandom. Did anyone else feel that this was Harry Potter and Star Wars combined? Jace has Draco written all over him down to the blonde hair and snarky attitude and the whole "I am your father" plot was predictable and a bit of a cop-out. Secondly, the story felt disjointed and never really flowed. I never felt confused just curious as to why Clare wrote it this way. Overall, I was not impressed with City of Bones and will not continue reading the series. It was sort of fun to read but there are things I can't ignore that would drive me crazy if I tried to continue reading this series.