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.
This book was released in my country in October, but just in January, I brought the book. And believe me, I don't regret it.
The book start with Clary, a normal teenage and her friend, Simon, in the entrance of a know nightclub in their city, named Pandemonium. Everything is fine, until Clary saw a guy entering the club's depository with a girl dressed in a white dress. Nothing abnormal, but moments later, she saw two guys entering the same deposit, and one of them has a knife in his hand! So, that was when she decided to follower them. And this is how she met Jace, Isabelle and Alec. And how her life started to change.
When i read the synopsis, i thought the books a little different than it really is, but i enjoyed it anyway. Cassandra's writing style makes the characters really real and very distinct from each other. Everyone has specific problem, whether is with the family, friends or even sexuality, and it makes the book even more fun, because you can identify with a specific character, what makes more easy to connect with the history.
And the cover... The cover is so pretty! Even if the history wasn't that good, I would be happy, because I loved the cover! hahaha!
The release of number two in the Mortal Instruments Series, is scheduled for May 2011, here in Brazil. I don't even need to say that I'll buy it, because I'm anxious to know what will happens next in this fantastic serie! So my final evaluation is:
I really enjoyed this book!