Author : Cassandra Clare
Rating : 4 Stars
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.
Source : Goodreads
"Warning : This book can take you to another portal, with every pages that you turn can make you feel utterly challenged of all the adventures and at the same time be giddy."
It was wonderful reading this book, and I'm cognizant that the word "wonderful" will not suffice my feelings when I finished this book but its one of the emotions that I felt. Cassandra Clare just made another world for Nephilims and other creatures, like Downworlders, Night and Moon Children.
As I imagined Idris, I ought to feel that some part of me wanted to be a Nephilim and be present on that place. A lively and peaceful place for the Nephilims can make me feel envious from that. The Mortal Cup that Angel Raziel possessed can create a Shadowhunter at an instant. Woah, isnt that idea will make you feel utterly excited or what?!?! (Let me take the Mortal Cup)
It will introduce your mundane mind to a very exceptional world full of runes and Marks, and a different world to enter.
Clary Fray as one of the protagonists is so fierceful. As she came to realize that beyond what she sees from the world is real, it takes all the courage to stand from it. Well at the same time she have this innocence about the world of Shadowhunters which makes her a curious lady indeed.
Jace Wayland, he's a witty, obnoxious, brave, and adventurous guy that'll make you feel oh-so-complete. I keep on liking (loving) him thoroughly. His bravery and innocence about his own family is definitely enticing.
Alec and Isabelle Lightwood seems to have an opposite traits as i see it. One that is silent and passionate, another is stubborn. But their devotion, glory and respect to their family is what they keep them intact.
Its really like a heart warming welcome hug from Cassandra Clare when i finished this book, i totally fell in love with The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. It'll keep you indulging for the sequel and to beg for more about Shadowhunters. If you wanted to read a hard-core out of this world book, you better grab the hell out of this one. I look forward on reading the Mortal Instruments and the twist and action of this.