Clary has just seen a gorgeous guy committing a murder when she finds out her mom has been abducted. After discovering she's a shadow hunter, she decides to embrace her destiny and find her mother. And the whole clique follows: her best friend Simon, cynical but handsome Jace, and both his friends Alex and Isabelle.
This book is absolutely excellent, well-written and catching from the first line. I strongly recommend it - 8/10.