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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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….
Review: It’s hard not to fall in love with this book. I found myself caught up in the plot, enjoying the development of the characters, and of course Jace. The background knowledge was something I needed with this book. I have to admit that a lot of things have changed since City of Bones, and the most infuriating thing in this book is who Jace’s parents are!! I realize what a big bombshell this must have been to the readers originally, but with the rest of the story keeping pace, I still get lost in it. I see different peeks of CoFA in this book, which is fantastic.
This one gets a 5 out of 5 because I got caught up, read it fast, and was completely engaged in the plot. I loved it.