I was blown away by The Immortal Instruments and I'm blown away by this. A beautiful story with all the things you look for in a story.
Cassandra Clair knows exactly how to explain the surroundings just enough for you to forget you're not there and most of the time both reading and listening to this I feel as if I'm watching a movie or living in the story. These stories are an adventure you don't just hear and read about you get to almost experience them.
I started with the mortal instruments series and even though it can be read in any order, I prefer to read prequels second. The story gets filled in for you after the fact and you have a bunch of lightbulb moments. But so far it has been amazing and I love finding out the pasts of characters that I already feel like I know. Great read.
Yes, was engaging with a great story line.
Church the cat. I wish I would have know to read this series before the Mortal Instruments. Really filled in a lot of details.
She didn't do a horrible job. Yes there were some inconsistencies in pronunciations and accents but she brought life and feeling to the story. I would listen to another narration by her.
I'm actually not a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments. I find them good, but not my favorite. However The Infernal Devices I absolutely love. I fell in love with Tessa, Jem and Will. This book is really good, but it's the next 2 that really make it awesome. And it does tie into TMI in a really cool way.
It was the perfect introduction to an entirely different aspect of the shadow world. Even though it was still a shadow hunter series, new readers would have no problem following along without having read the previous novels.
The dynamics between the characters. Tessa's relationships between each of the shadow hunters is different, and you get a really good feeling of the interpersonal relationships of each set of characters. By the end of the books you feel like every person in the institute is an old friend you grew up with.
The first scene where Tessa meets Jem. It is a scene that becomes the returning point for Tessa's relationship with Jem and Will.
It ws not only one I listened to in one sitting, it is one I return to again and again.
The Infernal Devices series has become a new classic in my sincere opinion. It is one that I consistently suggest to others. I have read all the books 6 times each since I purchased them in September of last year. No matter how many times I read them, it is like the first time. They have even replaced the Harry Potter series as my favorite books of all time. Cassandra Claire has created a world that you will want to return to again and again. Bravo to her for creating such a masterpiece that blends the classics like 'A Tale of Two Cities'(which is Tessa's favorite Novel), and gives you all the action of a Michael Bay film. A good read for male, female, young, old, or any demographic. Bravo to her.