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Publisher Description

Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Young Adult
April 14
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

carolinaleal ,

Almost perfect

I actually liked this book and felt the writing was great. The characters were very likable and I became very invested in the story very quickly. The action scenes were great and the interaction between the characters were wonderful.
My only frustration was the ending of the romance between the characters. It actually freaked me out and I was not sure I wanted to continue reading the series, but I cheated and looked at the end of the latest book and found the story resolved well so I feel better. All in all....great book!

ShashoOo ,


No amount of words or adjectives are enough to describe the sheer beauty and amazing talent that this book contains.
While I was reading this book, I was just riveted by it, everything about it fascinate me, from the cover, to the characters, to the incredible writing. This book may look boring to some, but it is anything but! I still dream about Jace today! I can't say anything to but YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK or you haven't fully lived yet :D

Natasha Levy ,

<3 LOVE <3

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! I enjoyed reading this book. I couldn't put the book down; I didn't even eat. Lol. I wish I didn't read the book so many times 9xs; that way I get the same enjoyment as the first time... Oh well, still a great book. It lead me to read other fantasy books.

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