Clary can’t go back. She is part of this world now but it has changed everything. Valentine is becoming more and more dangerous, but so is the Clave. Valentine has one of the mortal instruments but there are three. She needs to help her mother but she is trapped between the two worlds, neither truly Shadowhunter nor mundane. She struggles to find her place in this fight. Romance also seems to never go in Clary’s favor.
Soooo many possible spoilers. It is so hard to not give anything away. Relationships keep becoming more tangled. Clary is learning but she still doesn’t fit like the others who were born into it. Sibling love is not easy, especially when you just found out that you are related. The Lightwoods, Luke, everyone connected to Clary and Jace are under suspicion of helping Valentine. The inquisitor is both terrifying and fascinating. There is a constant struggle of who to trust, who to believe in. Clary is beginning to come into her own.