I have this book, I got it for my birthday, and I LOVE it. I must be re-reading it for the third time now. It is a beautiful and enchanting tale of magic and a little romance. There’s even a movie!

Clarissa Fray (Clary) has grown up not knowing her dead father, Jonathan, living with her mother, Jocelyn, and her mother’s friend, Luke Garroway. Clary is a teenager, around 16, living in everyday NYC. When she goes to a night club, she hardly expects anything worse than getting kicked out for something. She hardly expects to see a murder, especially one committed by three teenagers covered in odd markings.

This is her first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons–and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace.

Within 24 hours, Clary is pulled into Jace’s world, after her mother goes missing and she herself has been attacked by a demon. Yet there are a few questions circling around her: how can she, as a mundane, see the Shadowhunters? Why would demons be interested in someone as ordinary as her? What happened to her mother? How does Clary have anything to do with the Shadowhunters in the first place?

The Shadowhunters would like to know….


A real page-turner. I almost couldn’t put it down–and almost ignored the teacher while reading it in school! If you’re a fan of romance and fantasy, this is the right book for you. 😀