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…
I admit that I watched the TV series before reading the book. I’m glad that I pick this book up cos the TV series doesn’t do any justice to the book. I’m not a fan of that TV series.
This book has magic, friendship, paranormals, love, betrayals, and death. It does keep me hooked from the start till the end yet I’m kind of annoyed with the characters. I’m not impressed with any of them. I don’t particularly like the book or dislike the book. I’m in a neutral stage about this. But, I will continue the series cos I want to know the ending.