- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
- Pub. Date: February 2008
- ISBN-13: 9781416955078
- Sales Rank: 1,359
- Age Range: Young Adult
- Series: Mortal Instruments Series, #1
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.
It is rare for me to find a young adult book that I do not want to put down. This book is one of those books! I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series. The characters are ones I actually care about and want to know what happens to them. At first, I saw how big this book was and thought it was going to take me forever to read, but I found myself so into this book that before I knew it I was done! There is not much I can say without giving away the story of this book. Everything that comes to mind is something that would spoil the plot for readers who have not read it yet. So, all I can say is go out and read the book and yes, you will see what all the hype of this series is about. Cassandra Clare has brought to life a great new world for us to enjoy!
My Rating for this book:
Outstanding Book! A definite favorite!