City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, is a novel targeted towards a young-adult audience. The story is based around main character, Clary Fray and her family secrets. At the beginning of the book, Clary is doodling a strange symbol everywhere, that only her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend seem to recognize. When Clary and her friend Simon decide to sneak into a strange bar, Clary watches somebody being killed. When Clary reacts to this, nobody else but the people involved with the killing know what is going on. This leads into Clary going on many adventures to discover what her mother has been hiding from her.
This book was also made into a movie, which turned out pretty good. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a easy read filled with vampires, werewolves, and other fantasy creatures!
Clare, Cassandra, and Mike Rosamilia. City of Bones. New York: M.K. McElderry, 2007. Print.