Clary believes that she is a normal girl with a normal artistic mom. When she goes to the club and sees a gang of kids torturing someone in the closet she wants to call the police. But how can you call the police if your the only one who can see whats going on? Her mom calls her warning her not to come home, when Clary rushes home she is almost killed by a demon. After Jace, one of the kids from the closet, rescues her, her life will never be the same again. She now is involved in a secret world with vampires, werewolves, and demons. She is part of the elite shadowhunters, the police of this secret world. When she finds out that the infamous Valentine is the one who kidnapped her mother, she will not stop until she finds him, and the ugly truth he unveils.
This book had so many twists and turns, that it kept me on my toes. I did not expect the ending to this book, nor the views on vampires and werewolves. I enjoyed reading this book and immediatly started on the second one. I cant wait to finish it and start reading the third one.