A.K.A.: Nephilim, biblical part-angel, part-human beings
AS SEEN IN: The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments (the first book of which, City of Bones, arrived in 2007), The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, The Shadowhunters Codex
BY: Cassandra Clare
MOVIE STATUS: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in theaters Aug. 23, 2013. Starring Lily Collins and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
SUPERNATURAL SPECIFICATIONS: Protagonist Clary—a normal teen girl—discovers she can see the Shadowhunters, beings who hunt demons, though no one else in her world of humans (a.k.a. “mundanes”) is able to perceive their presence. Her ability, the Sight, brings her in contact with the inhabitants of the City of Bones.