My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was my first time reading the first book of the Mortal Instruments, and I enjoyed it, bu it also fustrated me-mostly because of the Jace/Valentine ‘Jace, I am your father’ crap, when they didn’t get the Mortal Cup at the end-the hell, man, the hell. But honestly I enjoyed the book a lot.
So what’s this book about?
Fifteen year old Clary Fray and her best friend Simon Lewis is waiting to get inside the all ages club Pandemonium, where Clary sees a group of weird people dressed in all black go upstairs and actually sees them kills the ‘boy’ or demon-and thus is how Clary’s life changed when she found out the group is called the Shadowhunters, a group of Nephilim warriors who protects the humans-“mundanes”-from the Downworlders.
When a ex-shadowhunter, Valentine Morgenstern, fakes his own death and is looking for the Mortal Cup, Clary helps Jace, Alec, and Isabelle to find it, only to find out Jace and Clary are related (in comes in the Darth Vader: ‘I am your father’) and then Jace and Valentine fight for a bit, then Valentine left through a mirror into Idris, and it got shattered.
I also reunited with Magnus Bane (I was honestly happy to see him) and I giggled when Simon turned into a rat.
All and all, it was an okay book to me, just those parts about the ‘I’m your father’ and not getting the cup just irritated me.