When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
This book is soon to be released as a film, which is how it came on my radar. At first I found this book exciting and interesting. The synopsis outlines what could be a great story but in my opinion it is just a good book. The story begins in a club where Clary can see things that her friend cannot. The shadowhunters are a little freaked that she can see them. This then leads to another meeting. After Clary’s mother is kidnapped she needs the help of the shadowhunters to bring her back. Here the story gets interesting more types of characters are introduced and the story of how Clary can see them unfolds. Up until the last few pages this was a great story but the ending was rather disappointing. I would say this was worth the read and the story does improve in the following books.