In the beginning of the book Clary's mother goes missing and she finds out she is a shadowhunter. Throughout the book she falls for Jace, who is also a shadowhunter and becomes friend with his siblings, Isabelle and Alec. This book also takes place in a world where vampires, werewolves, faeries, demons, warlocks and shadowhunters live secretly among humans.
I loved the setting of the book. I think it was perfect because New York is the one place where anything can happen and theres so many people, it's the perfect place where a secret world would live. I love the characters, too. I love how they all have different personalities and how they all have the same purpose, which is to kill demons.
I liked it because it was a perfect balance of everything. It was funny, intense, sad, mysterious, with a side of realistic problems that any teen can relate to.