I liked the second installment in The Mortal Instruments trilogy I think better then the first. Lots of action, twists and turns as Jace and Clarey try to stop Valentine. Can't wait to listen to the third.
Absolutely. This is a great story, full of great characters. Natalie Moore brings everyone of them to life with her narration. I was completely drawn in to this one just like the first book.
Wow that is a hard one. There are things I love about each one. That is one of the great things about the book. Having said that I think I would have to go with Jace followed very closely by Magnus. Jace just has the best comments and one liners ever.
Yes and I almost did.
I listened to the first book in the series a while back and was had no plans to finish the series, even though I LOVED Clare's Clockwork series. But, I recently watched the City of Bones movie and decided to give the series another try. I'm glad I did - the second book was much better. The story line was much more engaging/exciting and the narrator much better as well. Looking forward to book 3.
The first book in the Mortal Instruments, City of Bones, I read because I heard a movie is being made about the books. I rarely read young adult books and this just reminded me why...whiny characters, poor choices, and more whining. The book does pick up about half way threw it and ended with me wanting to know what happens next. I decided to try a audible book and I am really glad I did. I enjoyed the second book. The characters grew and i developed a hope that they would make it out of adventures together.
I compare it to Twilight for several reasons. One there is a love triangle. Even if it involves a 16 yr old girl who stays confused. Sound familiar? This book has angels, demons, vampires, werewolves, and a Sorcerer. The characters have lots of angst over their relationships.
My favorite character by far is Jace. I love his witty remarks. I love his loyalty even when others doubt him. He is the main reason I continued to read the next book.
There is a war in the heavens......will Love conquer all and defeat evil?
I think this book is fine for teenagers to read and will probably be a blockbuster when it comes out at the movies. Adult conversation is rare and at times It was hard for me not to forget that teens live for drama and if not their drama a friends drama.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
If you enjoyed the first book then you will keep on enjoying. Great for young adults and adults. The book is clean and well written. The story line captivates you and doesn't let you go.
While I was able to get through the first book in this series, the second failed to keep my interest. I am an avid YA fan even though I'm an adult and some are better (Hunger Games, Delirium trilogy) than others. The constant life threatening situations the characters had to face got old after awhile and the lack of character development was disappointing. For teenagers, I think this series would be perfect - plenty of action. For adults, I think you'll be wanting more.
Loved the first and second book...can't wait to hear the 3rd...even liked this better than Twilight series believe it or not :)
I'm a single Mom who LOVES to read and write novels
Well, Cassandra Clare is on a roll with this series. She now has me on pins and needles waiting for the final installment. There are MANY more shockers in this book and lots of action. There are moments that make you laugh out loud and then gasp in suspense. It is a really fun book and I can't wait until March 2009 for the final book in this trilogy.
This was the first audiobook I ever listened to. I wasn't sure if it was for me but the book as well as the reader was great.
Proud book worm!
It seems that this series just gets better with each book. Now Clarey has a problem. She's in love with Jac....who is her brother. So she is dating Simon...which is on rocky roads now because he is turned to a vampire fully. ZOINKS! Valentine Jac and Clarey's father is sturring up more troubles with murdering the silent brothers and other downworlders casting Jac and Clarey into bad light with the counsel. I'm loving this book!! I love the twist and turns the author is taking it and Natalie Moore is excellent in the Narration!