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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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 had heard mixed things about this book. When I first started reading it I was unimpressed because the seeing mythical creature thing is not very original. But as I started read further into the book I was pleasantly surprised!
The plot after you got past the first part was wonderful and kept me captivated. The characters were beautifully crafted and really seemed real. Even though this is a trilogy I was sure I knew how the book would end even if I was unsure how I would get there. I was so surprised when the end came! The book was full of sarcastic humor and funny dialog mixed in with the serious plot. Good book after the beginning!