When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
My Opinion : It's been about a month since I've read this book, but it's been calling to me; Review me... please... review me... So you understand why I had to. Some people say this book was slow. But it wasn't. It just had many details in every scene, making it easier for the reader to understand the book.
So as I mentioned earlier in my review, it's been a month since I've read it, and the details are a little blurry. But I still remember enough to make a decent review.
Tessa Gray was actually a bit whiny at first, and so I began to dislike her. But then she stopped whining, and I actually began
liking loving the book. And she met Will Herondale, mysterious Will. *sigh* I can't believe the author didn't let them get together!!! I want more of them!
Then there's safe Jem. actually thought Jem was weird. Don't ask me why, I just think so.
The second book is due to publish on December 6th in 2011! I can't wait!!!!!!!!! Since I enjoed this book, another series from Cassandra Clare is in my to-read list.