Mystery and Fantasy Lover
The story is every bit as good as City of Bones! The characters are intriguing. Pronunciation is occasionally a disruption.
Author, Narrator, Reader, Listener
I resisted this series since I was ambivalent about the Mortal Instruments, but I'm definitely interested in the next book.
The narration was way too slow, though. I had to listen to it on 1.25x speed, otherwise it felt like molasses. It's possible that was direction, though. I'd have to hear more from the narrator to know. She had a pleasant voice, but I was a little sad her British accent didn't do it for me. Funny enough, the northern accent she used for Mortmesne was better than the standard she used for everyone else.
As for the story, it was well-plotted and interesting, though I hope Tessa gets to do more than react in the next books. Will and Jem had a sort of Domyouji/ Hanazawa Rui dynamic about them, which I love, and which makes probably the only kind of love triangle I can stand, where they all care for each other and it's not just blind rivalry.
SEVERELY DYSLEXIC. When I was young my mom would read to me of a world that was just out of my reach. thank you Mom, the Authors and Audible
if I see TEEN in the reviews, it would help me to move along. I do believe that the teen group would love these books.... not so much 30 something.
Enjoyable story with fun twists and turns. Imaginative plot and characters. Left me wanting to know more about each character.
I absolutely loved this book, so of course I got the Audio book. Over all it's a good performance, the only complaint I have is that for some explainable reason the narrator decided to give Gabriel Lightwood an Elmer Fudd accent. It in no way belongs in this kind of story. Other than that she did a fairly good job with the characters.
The story of a young girl in the 1700s traveling to England after the death of her Aunt. She finds herself in a world she only thought existed in the stories. Meeting warlocks, vampires, werewolves, Shadowhunters, and worse of all evil mundanes. It's a great story.
Voice performance was not engaging for me. Story like wise. Only towards the end did i start feeling interested in the origins of all the characters and that would be the only motivating factor to continue the series.
Fairly predictable but great narration and period prose. I felt that it had Enjoyable characters with good development however the plot imply rolled along without many twists or turns.
If you liked her other books you'll like this one as it is basically the exact same plot. Girl who doesn't know she has powers rescued by an aloof boy who treats her like garbage. Still she manages to fall in love with him. Nice guy looks on from the shadows as the fight to keep a magical object from the hands of the bad guy. Don't forget the brother who has embraced the dark side under the tutelage of a power hungry madman who is playing supernatural geneticist.
I liked it for the most part. What I didn't like was the reader who seemed to think shrieking was a good way to add emphasis to any scene with high emotion. Apart from that I could have replaced my self hypnosis tapes with her droning performance. Not the worst I've heard, but far far from the best.