Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But whats normal when youre a demonslaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, whos becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isnt ready to let her goespecially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clarys only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly eviland also her father.