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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

jjjjo:) ,

Love these books!!!

I have reread this series many times. Definitely recommend reading all. Their love story(clace) is so unique. Well written characters and amazing plot. Really makes you want to live in this fantasy world lol. You’ll love it!

Miss Autumn Rain ,

More than just a love story & vampires

Very creative and well written. I hadn’t heard of Cassandra Clare and this was the first book of hers I read. (My apologies if this is her first book I know there are many more after this that are great as well!) After reading this I am definitely a fan!! Her characters are creative and so many more going beyond slightly redundant werewolves and vampires. Easy to read hard to put down! Great start to a entire series of great books! Definitely recommend!

magnus4life ,

Just do it

Once you are done reading this one read the next one. Even if you don’t want to finish the series do it. You won’t regret it. It starts looking up. You may not want to but just do it. Trust me when I say it will all be ok. Hopefully you know what I’m talking about.

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