Everything in Clary’s world is fairly normal. Her father passed away when she was a baby. Her mother has raised her with the help of a friend Luke. Clary’s world takes a dark turn when she see’s something she shouldn’t have. Before she is able to get answers from her mother, Jocelyn goes missing and her apartment has been ransacked. Things get even more weird when the boy that keeps appearing and disappearing shows up just in time to save her life. With the arrival of Jace comes the arrival of more questions. What is a Shadowhunter and what does that have to do with her? The answers all start with her father. Things go from bad to worse when her best friend runs a fowl against some vampires and they have to go find him. Family secrets continue to unravel Clary’s world. Was Clary’s life ever normal or was it all just magic?