|The book cover. Source: google|
"When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated of ridding the world of demons. Drawn even deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by - and torn between- two best friends and quickly realizes that love may be the most dangerous magic of them all."
Summary on the back of the book.
The plot could use a bit more polishing and character development as well. I really enjoyed this book and was quite annoyed when the epilogue ended with a cliffhanger since I shouldn't be spending money on books right now though I'm dying to know what would happen next. Due to the Clare's writing style and the constant wonder of were the story would be going, I finished this book rather fast even though I did not have a lot of time to read it. I will recommend this book to people who like the supernatural, aren't annoyed that most of the characters are young (under 25, though they all are rather mature) and don't get upset by the lack of character development. While the back of the book seems to emphasis love it is, at least in the first part of the series, a minor part of the plot.
If I had the rate this book, I'll give it a 3/5.