Clary Fray is just an ordinary girl with a mundane life, that is, until she meets Jace, Isabelle and Alec. Shadowhunters. Her life is turned upside down when she discovers a whole new world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders (Vampires, Werewolves etc) and now she has to help them because a psychotic Shadowhunter, Valentine Morgenstern, kidnapped her mother. Everything of this world is new to her, imagine her surprise when she belongs right in the centre of it.
I love this book and the series is slowly becoming one of my new favourite fantasy series. The Shadowhunter world is one filled with so many emotions and it’s at a great pace that I find myself totally engrossed in the plot. Clary is a good protagonist, she has an air of naivety which is soon overcome when she really steps up. She is an eager person but not unaware of the danger she faces. In contrast, Jace and the Lightwood Family are strong characters for her to contend with, their air of mystery at first gives them a unique aura from the start. The plot of this book is simply brilliant it keeps you wondering what will happen next and the chemistry between Clary and Jace is enough to have you sitting on the edge of your seat for the whole duration. I demand that you read this book! Especially if you’ve avoided it because of the hype, because that’s what I did and I definitely regret it!