When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder commited by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary's 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 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 an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.
One night Clary goes out with her friend Simon, and there she knows she sees a murder. But the problem is no one else can see it happening just her. After that one night her life seems to be forever changed.
Now her mother is missing, and the only father figure she had has turned his back on her. Clary has no other family and no one else to go to for help. But Jace helps her and takes her to his home where there are others like him. There they have to figure out all of the secrets Clary didn't even know she had hidden in side her.
This book is a very unique story line. I haven't read anything like this before. I felt all of the characters were awesome. There was action, tons of suspense even. And romance. However, there is one thing that might actually make me dislike the book some and that it what happens between Clary and Jace, what we find out about them. I'm hoping it is just a horrible misunderstanding. And if not, I'm not sure how I can keep reading with my dreams shattered! But until then I can not wait to read the next one to find out if I'm right or not!