I have finished the second book in the series and I will hopefully work on the third tonight/tomorrow. Cassandra Clare is an imaginative and graphic writer and I am finding her books very hard to put down.
The first book had mainly Clary's POV, the daughter of a Shadowhunter, but this book has several different points of views of shadow hunters, a werewolf and a vampire. She also introduces stunning and not so attractive faeries in this book.
You learn in City of Bones (The first in the series) that Clary's mother kept her in the dark of the Shadowhunter’s world. After her mother is taken by the father she thought was dead, her mom is now in a coma. She now is experiencing a dark world she never knew existed and a father, Valentine, who is the villain, while discovering herself in an wild ride.