I’m reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, and loving it. Though it’s similar in some ways to the Twilight series, I’m finding it much more creative and enjoyable than Stephenie Meyer’s juggernaut. The main character, Clary, has considerably more depth and intelligence than Bella, and the concept of the Shadowhunters seems more fully developed than some key aspects of Meyer’s work.
Not that I should be falling into the trap of comparing this book to the Twilight series, but it is hard to read one without thinking of the other. Perhaps I should just say that City of Bones is an engrossing , enjoyable, undemanding read, and a nice contrast to my other book-in-progress, Demian by Hermann Hesse. Always good to temper an overly intelligent book with one that’s fun and action packed. I recommend Clare’s book, and am looking forward to reading the others in the series (now that Lisa has reassured me that we’re not dealing with another Flowers in the Attic series…).