By Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010. 479 pgs. Young Adult
Tessa knows nothing of the supernatural world when she departs New York City to meet her brother Nate in London. She quickly learns of it when the Dark Sisters kidnap her as she disembarks in London and the Shadowhunters rescue her. Tessa discovers that she is a supernatural being, one that has power to change into someone else and that this is a rare talent in the supernatural world. Working with the Shadowhunters to discover who kidnapped her and to find her missing brother, Tessa also finds herself drawn to Will, one of the Shadowhunters.
Fans of Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series will enjoy this one as well. New fans don't need to read the first series to read this. Set in a different time and era, this book has some similar elements to Clare’s first series, but is different enough that it doesn’t feel old or rehashed. I look forward to the next book in the series.