I'm almost finished City of Bones and so far it has been great. I've just been too busy to finish it. I thought I'd have to wait until September for the second book City of Ashes, but I discovered a copy at Bookers in Gadong! Don't you love when that happens? Anyway, I'll donate City of Bones to the SRR as soon as I'm done.
BTW, as happy as I am, I should mention it cost me $1.50 more buying it here than it would have from Amazon (yes, I'm still complaining about the Brunei book markup).
In City of Bones (2007), normal teenager Clary discovered she was a Shadowhunter, long-lost daughter of murdering megalomaniac Valentine - and therefore the sister of her new boyfriend Jace. Now she's caught up in the dangerous politics of the Downworld, where Jace is suspected of treason, non-human kids are being ritually murdered and best friend Simon is transforming into a werewolf. Clary must protect Simon, save Jace from a vindictive Downworlder Inquisitor, prevent Valentine from building an unstoppable demon army and fight her undiminished passion for Jace. The prose is exceedingly purple: Eyes are always paint chips, black pits or jewels in a spider's web; ichor-leaking demons have voices like shattering glass; fairies have hair like autumn leaves or poison green skin. But this action-packed tale uses melodrama and florid descriptions to good effect, crafting emotional tension and heart-wrenching romantic dramas. Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure.