Monday, May 2, 2011
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderrry
Publication: March 27, 2007
Summary: 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.
Review: WHY IN THE WORLD DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK!!!???
I think I had some brain weirdness going on that didn't want me to ever read this book. I thought it would be too good to be true. Everyone loves it and la de da! And then I get the comments like "Why haven't you read this yet, that's stupid!" Maybe not that way, but that's what they were saying. Well comments like that finally gave me the kick in the behind that made me start this series.
I think I feel in love. I loved the world Clare created, it was so amazing just to sit down and be absorbed in it. I just wanted to travel back there again and again and again! It was that good.
Clary was a great protagonist, I couldn't always relate to her but I still really liked her. It was fun following her adventures, and seeing her dilemmas.
And Jace, the awesomeness of that dude. Sure, I think he needs to get over himself a little but he was still really funny. I don't believe that stuff about him and Clary for a minute. Plus I know it isn't true.
Overall a great read, I can't wait to start the next one!
If you haven't read this series yet, this is a gentle reminder that maybe you should. You'll enjoy it.