City of Bones

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare I liked this book a lot more than I expected. I thought Clarey was a decent main character. I didn't much like most of the others. Jace was conceited and obnoxious, and I've watched enough booktube videos to feel uncomfortable as I watched his and Clarey's relationship forming. I liked Simon well enough, but I thought his attempts to make Clarey jealous were very immature. Isabel and Alec were not terribly interesting, and seemed rather unpleasant, though Isabel, at least, had some character growth at the end. Luke seemed like a good character, and I actually rather like him. He has an interesting story and seems to be a good father figure for Clarey.

The world created in this book seems to be well formed, and interesting. The plot was somewhat predictable, (except for her love-interest being Clarey's brother, but because of this series's popularity on booktube I already knew that) but I still enjoyed the book.

I went into this book expecting not to like it much, expecting to only read the first book so that I could say that I had. This book surprised me, and I intend to keep going with the series.