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. . . .
Everyone loves this book. Everyone. So, I went into it with fairly high expectations. I expected it to be at least 4 stars. But I was not expecting what it was. I was literally sucked in within the first 2 chapters. I tore through this book. And then I finished it and I just sat there for like 15 minutes thinking "Holy crap, what did I just read?!" I rated it 5 stars on goodreads but really, it deserves an infinite amount of them. This was just...wow.