Couldn't quite tell when the story was switching to another character's viewpoint, the narrator didn't change her voice. Other than that, A+
I loved all of the Mortal Instrument books and enjoyed getting into the story a lot. Cassandra Clare managed to create a world which I could well picture in my mind and I couldn't wait to hear how the story continued.
The readings of all books were very well and brought life into them. I had to get used to a new voice in a new book, but they all did a great job!
very predictable and for a bunch of 14-16 year old teens a bit uncomfortable.
I felt like the third book was the best of the first three. it took a while for the main arc of the story to tie the pieces together. nonetheless it was tied together pretty well. obviously we know who the main villain of the next books will be yet I don't mind knowing what the author has in store for our heroes.
I really enjoyed the continuing saga . The book was hard to stop listening to. There is plenty of intriguing moments in the storyline. Cassandra Clare has put together a wonderful fantasy series. This book is great for the YA readers as well as us older ones.
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Read from May 12 to June 22, 2012
Read/Listened for Fun
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: The epilogue and Simon pretty much pulled the book out of the "2" category for me!
What did I Love: I really love the richness of the world that Casandra Clare has created. She know how to bring elements in that makes it seem very familiar and yet it is something utterly unique. Simon was possibly my favorite character in City of Glass. He has come such a long way since book 1 and it is nice that he is embracing his vampire side. I also loved the epilogue. I felt that it pulled together all 3 books in a way that was believable and not over stated.
What I Liked: Jace and Clary really kind of grew on me the 2nd half of City of Glass. I started to really like their spirit and spunk. I felt they both came into their own and really owned who they were. Plus I was glad that the storyline that I could not stand finally got tied up (though it still took to much of the book).
What made me go huh?: I had a few problems with this book but they all seemed to resolve themselves in the 2nd half. I didn't like the bro/sis storyline and it just got creepier as it went on. Also, I have to admit not a fan of the parents (parental figures) letting the kids run all over them. I just don't like that particular story device. However, none of these would bug a huge fan of YA.
Audio Rating: Narrated by Natalie Moore, the audio for the book is pretty well done. The pacing, accents, and pronunciations were delivered with ease. I will be continuing the series in audio. Running time was 15 hours 21 min.
Final Thought: Fans of the series will love this for all the loose ends it ties up.