Clary Fray is seeing thing: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York - and the dangers of forbidden love.
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publishing Company: Walker Books Ltd.
Publication Date: 27th March 2007
Main Genre: Fantasy
Recommended Age: 13+
Want a book that's full of action, fantasy and thrilling adventures? Then this is the book for you! You won't be able to tear your eyes away. The first chapter instantly drew me in, no scratch that, the first page! So it's safe to say, boy this book is good!
Clary Fray has a geeky friend and an overprotective mum - sound normal? But after an evening in a night club attracts a trio of demon hunters and a mysterious demon, she suddenly finds herself whisked up into a dangerous world which throws her whole life upside down. Vampires, werewolves and warlocks aren't the only things that have been hidden from Clary, everywhere she goes secrets aren't far behind, and mysterious shadowhunter, Jace is just another piece to her puzzle.
All my reviews are probably sounding like the same, but really, this plot line is awesome too! It's not the usual vampires and werewolves, this book contains a lot of supernatural beings which makes for an epic read. Plus, the writing style is amazing!
Clary is a great main character, she's courageous and I love the fact that she doesn't let anybody push her around - or do anythings she's told! Another character I liked was Isabelle. She was fiery and, of course, helped fight off the demons. But overall, my favourite character was probably Jace. When he acted cocky to annoy Clary, I couldn't help but find it comical. I really enjoyed all of the characters, well developed and relatable - well as relatable as you can get to a shadowhunter anyway...
I give this book a 5/5 (wow, that's all I seem to be giving, these days) because, let's face it, this book sounds amazing and is amazing. I'm definetly going to take out the second installment City of Ashes next time I'm in the library. If you've not read this book, you are seriously missing out!
PS: I also posted this morning with ten of my most anticipated 2012 books, see below :)