mostly ya fiction... mostly...
Very good addicting series. If you get this one, you will want the others. I really enjoyed the heroine and I enjoyed the fact that the romance between Jayce and Clary did not feel so much like a _Twilight_ copy, even though I can trace a few parallels. The tale takes place in NYC, and the author very skillfully weaves the world of faery into the urban scenery. That's one of the things I really love about the story, and it's just so well done here. It's not just a romance; there is wit and sarcastic humor, and some action, and maybe a few SAT word thrown in for good measure.
I live on the Gulf of Mexico and I love to listen and walk the day away along God's beautiful grace.
This book was slow for me to get into, but by the second book I was hooked, its long and drawn out and sometime hard to follow, but I did enjoy it..
Love this story so much!! It's one of the " unpredictable kind".I know you may be thinking that Edward Cullen is one of the sexist thing that ever walked on earth, but wait until you meet Jace Wayland. Unlike Twilight, this story is not all about romance, which was a relief to me. I really like the characters: Clary, Jace, Magnus..........Jace in particular(though not in a romantic kind of way). Anyway, you have to BELIEVE me, it's an awsome story
This book is written by a teen, for a teen, read by a teen, with teen wit. I suppose if you are a teen it would be a good read. I can't wait to read the next book since I already bought it. I wonder how love is portrayed by a teenager! Somehow I got old!
I'm a Photographer and Bible student. I like books that challenge me, keep me on the edge and have deep characters.
Very annoying book for me and my husband (we are in our late 20s), I can handle the teenage conversations and some parts of the book are interesting enough. Our biggest problem was the heroin (Clairy), she is way to dense, always asking dumb questions... we all understand what's going on, except her. The lack of depth of the characters makes it hard to identify with any of them..
The book is decent and it's better than driving in silence. But I would not recommend it to my friends... maybe only to my teenage friends?
I really wanted to like this book, as it was recommended by another author that I enjoy, and I had read a few good reviews. Unfortunately, City of Bones reminds me of a Dan Brown novel--a plot that has some promise, but the actual text badly in need of an editor. The author describes nearly everything in too much detail and with a simile, which gets tiring after a while (especially as many of the similes are rather awkward and overdone), and characterization is not very consistent. Some of the dialog is funny, but a lot of it is expository, which slows book to a crawl. The plot has potential, but feels like a mix of Harry Potter and Star Wars and the "twists" can be spotted from chapters away.
The narrator is excellent at reading snarky teenage banter, but struggles with giving the characters different voices. Fortunately(?) the author is always putting in "...(name) said, as though (simile)...", so it's not hard to keep track of who is speaking.
I wish I liked this book and I will probably listen to something else by the author in hopes that later works improve. If you want something to listen to while driving, this might work because it won't be very distracting, but if you're looking for an enjoyable YA book try the works of Libba Bray, Holly Black, or Sarah Rees Brennan first.
Narrator sounds like a young teenager that hasn't learned the correct pronounciation of contractions. Dopey reading. Not worth the sale price - not worth my time even if it was free.
Would have given it no stars if i could
This book started out interesting, then as it progressed, it seemed like the author said"what cliche have I not used yet" and threw it in. It was predictible, and some of the story contradicted itself. The basis of children of angels is good, but then saying they do not beleive that angels exist. It is classified as a book for teens, and I have listened to other books classifed as for teens that are much better.
Disappointed to find this book, and what I attempted of the second book in the series (in case it was a first book only problem), dragged on without anything of real interest. The "downworlders" of the book are not interesting to hear about. The plot is highly predictable. I listened to the book mostly out of boredom while I decided what to read next. Friends insisted the series was great, so I tried again with book 2 only to give up an hour or so in. Very boring.
When I get around to reading the third book, I might.
Not, a book, but the TV series, "Heroes."
Ari's voice was just perfect for this book, she did all the characters in a different voice, so it was easy to keep up with all the characters.
The end was perfect.