I tried reading City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1). I didn't get past the first few pages because it was about demons and demon hunters (called shadow hunters) and right away it was just the same old story and it bored me. But it was a best seller and they made it into a movie so I got it from the library, figuring I was still curious about the story even if I couldn't stand reading it. Let's see how many tropes I can remember. Chosen one, the protagonist finds out as a teen she has special powers. Human male companion (best friend) loves her but she doesn't love him. The new love interest, a shadow hunter, which we later find out she is also, turns out to be her brother. The new love interest not yet known to be a brother has two close friends (a brother and sister). The brother is hostile. She confronts him and says she knows he's jealous because he's in love with the new love interest not yet known to be her brother. I kid you not, the brother has a sword fight with the father who is evil. The swords glow bright blue with each clang. There are vampires, aligned with the evil demons. A pack of werewolves show up to fight the vampires, the werewolves are aligned with the angels. The mother who left the evil father is hinted to be angelic. There's a chalice that the girl has a suppressed memory of that she finds, everyone is after the chalice. When she uncovers the chalice her father tries to force her to drink his blood out of it because it will make her more powerful (and of course, also evil). There are assorted demons and witches. And in the last scene the brother tells her "all the stories are true". Apparently you can steal from every Star Wars/Harry Potter/Twilight story out there and people will still buy the book.