Pub. Date: February 2008
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Paperback , 512pp
Sales Rank: 11,800
Age Range: Young Adult
Series: Mortal Instruments Series #1
Synopsis: 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. . . .
My Thoughts: If your trying to decide to read this series or not...don't wait! Trust me! The first 17 chapters, I cant lie, I was feeling like I was walking through sludge. It starts off in the middle of a night out on the town without really explaining much.WARNING!!!... After you understand what's going on, you won't be able to stop. All types of events start to happen in Clary's life which will have no choice but to lure you in with her! its not crazy-busy but also leaves no room for you to get bored...the perfect mix. Every-time there wasn't action or almost unbearable suspense, I was soaked up in the lust and romance of Jace and Clary. although it is written in 3rd person, it's so easy to become the characters and be overwhelmed with their intense emotion. It's sad for me to admit, and I probably would have beat myself up for even thinking this before i read this series, but the Mortal Instruments Series goes hand in hand with the Twilight Saga...or probably even better. this is definitely for people who fell in love with Twilight and just can't seem to find a good enough book to fill its spot.
I plan on reading the rest of the series, I hope that the rest of the books in the series aren't so freaking slow. Over all I give this book a 3 of 5 stars.