I loved all of Cassandra Clare's "Immortal Instruments" books; however I would not try another in the "Clockwork" series if you paid me.
It was such a disappointment; where to begin? Possibly because I loved "The Immortal Instruments" so much, I had a high standard set in my mind. In a quick summation, as I know many love this trilogy; I didn't feel connected to the characters (nor care what happened to them at all) and felt little suspense and that the story dragged on and on in the beginning. I know it's set in a different location and time period, but it just was totally boring. If I don't feel for the characters, why do I want to turn the page or in my case continue to hit the play button on my audible account/device?
Too stuffy sounding and mature maybe; couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I'm aware again of the location, setting and time period, but it just didn't do it for me.
Yes, looking forward to Cassandra Clare's next works and the movie for "The Immortal Instruments".
This urban fantasy to centered around The Nephilim, a race descended from angles, who's mission in life is to protect the Mundane people of the world from a fascinating array of Downworlders.
My one beef with Clare is that her heroins, although strong, smart and powerful, always fall for the very meanest boy they can find. It's not as if said heroin doesn't have a choice. Because of Clare's pathological over used of love triangles, there is always a sweet, kind boy hanging around, just waiting to be noticed. Don't even get me started on the seriously messed up situation in The Mortal Instruments series.
It would help if the main character realized it was weird to be completely mentally derailed by someone's good looks while in the middle of a life or death race for survival, or better yet just didn't get derailed in that fashion.
The premise was interesting and the beginning was promising.
I was not able to finish it.
I love reading a book and listening to a book.
I would recommend this to a friend for a fun read.
It was strong and I was compelled to continue the series.
I have to say out of most of the books on here I loved this set the most! it really hooked me in I'm so glad I read them.
I enjoyed the fantasy of it all, The characters were really good too you really get inside their heads
not really I was super anxious to read book 2 and 3 though
try it and hey if you don't enjoy it as much as me return it no questions asked =) God bless!
Good narrater and great characters
This book series answers several questions from The Mortal Instruments series
The combination of period piece and the supernatural was fantastic! All the old World glamour and sophistication mixed in with the occult.
The narrator made one or two of the woman's voices too high pitched. I didn't like it.
Dark and brooding, the story starts off slow but gets moving fairly quickly. If you are looking for an easy but captivating story about demon hunters, vampires, mystical powers and automatons then you've found it. I wouldn't say this is a book for adults, but parents should be aware of some swearing and allusions to sex, prostitution and alcoholism. I didn't particularly like the narrator. I don't think she portrayed the characters in the way they were supposed to be. She portrayed the Dark Sisters excellently, but failed to capture the main characters personalities and emotional states. It was a good story non-the-less, and I am looking forward to my next credit to start on the second book.
The story line was good, I didn't predict EVERYTHING that happened but enough that it wasn't like listening to a roller coaster thriller.
The story was engaging and did a nice job of bringing the reader into Tessa's world
I thought Ms Ehle could have done a better job narrating. Her voice was a little dry and slow for my tastes
Nothing was particularly moving.
The story fits in its genre very nicely and is what I consider a bit of a guilty read - there will be no great knowledge or personal betterment from reading this book but it is fun to pass the time with.
I have loved audio stories since I was a small child. Ehle is an expressive actor and her voice was a great match to the setting and the mix of characters.
I would recommend Clockwork Angel to others. It is a great escape, with enough mix of fantasy and human interactions that you feel free from your own life but still relate to the people and the story.
I liked the moment where Will's control completely slips. Those moments happen so infrequently in life that there is something very personal about it. It was that moment, along with the questions to be answered and fondness of the characters that made me want to hear more. Tessa and Will don't have the same ache of connection despite separation that is established with Clary and Jace in TMI (especially City of Ashes and City of Glass), but they have an intensity that reflect the depth of emotion and connection that Clare can convey to her readers.