This is the second book in the “Mortal Instruments” series that begins with “The City of Bones.” That first book was made into a movie that I didn’t think was too bad (for what it was), so I decided to give the series a try. It just wasn’t for me. I occasionally read “teen” fiction, and I find some enjoyable. This book seemed like derivative fan fiction to me; and because the characters behave like teenagers (which would be interesting if you were a teenager), for an adult it all seemed quite trite and trivial. Teenagers with crushes, identity crises, and authority issues can be trying enough – but when many of them have supernatural powers or are involved in supernatural events, it gets a bit much. Reserve it!