This book was so intriguing from the get go. I couldn't put it down! Listened to all 4 books of the series in a week- I couldn't stop listening!
So, what do you get when you take a 16 year old New York girl and her family and friends, and throw her into a supernatural world full of action and adventure?? You get this wonderful series, unlike anything I've read, but similar enough that I feel right at home with it's crazy elements. Narrator on the first one is too young (they call this YA, but I don't think so), the second book is better, but this one is hands down the BEST. Hated to finish it-- in three days!! If you like supernatural and romance stuff without crappy over used sex scenes, then you will love this series.
All I can say is this series is perfect. Better than any fantasy/sci-fi (yes, including Twilight) and I CANNOT WAIT for the film and the next book. A must read!!!
The story was set for a teen/ young reader's audience but any age can enjoy the plot twists and descriptive nature of this books. Some twists were more obvious than others while some connections seemed a little muddy (Simon's character seems to be all over the place). Clare has rhythmic tone to her writing which Moore matches with her reading. However there were moments that Moore did not fully catch the spirit of a character, which I especially felt with Jayce and Simon. Moments that should of been funny came off as contrived or uncomfortable. Overall it was good listen and I couldn't wait to know what happened next.
Great story and very enjoyable narrator. She's great at creating different voices for each character and bringing the story to life. I recommend this story to anyone twelve and up looking for a fun teen action/love story/fantasy.
Natalie Moore was a great narrator, I loved her tone and reading style. Definitely my favorite book in series thus far.