This book is soon to be released as a film, which is how it came on my radar. At first I found this book exciting and interesting. The synopsis outlines what could be a great story but in my opinion it is just a good book. The story begins in a club where Clary can see things that her friend cannot. The shadowhunters are a little freaked that she can see them. This then leads to another meeting. After Clary's mother is kidnapped she needs the help of the shadowhunters to bring her back. Here the story gets interesting more types of characters are introduced and the story of how Clary can see them unfolds. Up until the last few pages this was a great story but the ending was rather disappointing. I would say this was worth the read and the story does improve in the following books.