Book Review of City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Bk 1)

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Bk 1)
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I do like the blatant lessons for kids in this book: It's okay to be different. Everyone gets their heat broken. Sometimes parents seem mean but they're just trying to protect you, etc. What I didn't like was how much the story dragged on and the Princess Leia/Luke Skywalker family revelation. Doesn't stack up against the other YA fantasy novels out there so far but I'm in for the second book just in case it gets better.