When the Silent Brothers are murdered and the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Sword of Souls, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor is dispatched from Idris to investigate. She clearly harbors a personal grudge against Jace, and she drives a wedge between him and his adoptive family. When Clary's romance with her best friend, Simon, starts to heat up, Jace feels abandoned. But has he, as the Inquisitor accuses, joined up with his father?
Then Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments his own forever. Jace knows he needs to save Simon's life, for Clary's sake. But what if he's too late? What if Valentine has already made the Mortal Instruments his own?
©2008 Cassandra Claire, LLC; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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.
Wow, how did I not know about this series sooner? It is right up my alley. Supernatural characters galore, budding romance, action packed, and so much more. The characters really come into their own here and the story propels forward at a better clip. The narrator of the first book is young, too young. This is resolved in the second book, although she sounds a little bit like a robot at times (sorry to put that in your head before you read it), by the third she has it down and it is just plain awesome all around. If you are a supernatural fan, then you will love these books. Highly recommend!!
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.
Yes. It's an important part of the series.
Yes. I enjoy reading her writing.
She did a good job of narrating.
To finish the series.
Definitely! I don't think I could read another book in this series. I read the first one, and I ended up skimming through the majority of it. At least when I listened to it on Audible I was able to read/listen to all of it!
She is the best voice for Clary! I really like everything she brings to the story! Moore makes the story even better!
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.
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.
Yes. Great story. Great Book Series. This audiobook does it justice.
As for audiobooks 1,4,5 & 6 in this series:
STOP using British accents for the main characters. They are American Shadowhunters etc! Please re-record. It does this series a GREAT injustice to have the audiobooks so off. Would you record Pride & Predjudice with American accents?!?!
Clary, Isabelle, Magnus
She does a great job, she should do 1,4,5 & 6
I love The Mortal Instruments book series. Book 2 & 3 are perfectly narrated to stay true to the characters accents and personalities.
Unfortunately all the other audiobooks in this series do not use the same narrator or pay attention to the story at all. They use British narrators for Simon (who is from Brooklyn) , Jace, Alec and Isabelle. All grew up in NYC!
Please, please re-record those books to have consistency! I can't listen to the others they are so distractingly off character. These are bestselling books and their fans deserve to get an audiobook experience as great as the books are.
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