Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.
©2007 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful." (Stephanie Meyer)
"The story's sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks, and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies' characters....Lush and fun." (Kirkus Review)
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
This is a novel meant for pre teens. I thought that it would be something like The Hunger Games novels or Harry Potter that would appeal to a wider audience. What I was not expecting was a novel that was poorly written and followed a very similar plot to the Potter books. I am hoping that the next book will be much much better. I am giving the author the benefit of the doubt and am going to buy one more in the sincere hope that the first book was Ms. Clare's "teething" novel and the next one will prove that she can write and use her own imagination. Fingers crossed.
The more I listened to this the more I had flashbacks to story elements from Harry Potter and Twilight.
I feel like the author has taken the plot elements from both those series and melded them together to make this series.
I think I would have been happier if the Twilight element had been left out.
I was over the teen angst angle about half way through.
Having said that ... if you liked Harry Potter and Twilight, this is the series for you !!
"Do you like Vampires Werewolves and secret society"
I love all kinds of fantasy books and this one gripped me and found it interesting and captivating, enough to have bought all the books in the series so far... I am sure you will love it as much as I did.
"A little dissapointing"
No, I was willing to try the first and then the rest of the serious, but now I wont be purchasing the books in the rest of the series.
No, i think it was just a one off.
I found her very American and not sure whether the main character was just childish or she just played it childish. Found the American accent very irritating, i will now always preview the audiobooks to check.
"creative writing class reject"
reads like a teenager has been to creative writing class and decided to rehash the few books she has read. Derivitive rubbish. too many similes, too many clichés. first book I could not finish in a long time. If you are over 25 and like to read for pleasure save your money - you will only be dissapointed!
I never wanted to stop listening, it was amazing.
The plot twists were unexpected and made me curious to what would happen.
I could not finish this book, due to the narration. The narrator began to sound like a drone. I could not distinguish between characters.
I may, I could not get into this book and was nothing to do with the story.
Unlike reading a book, audio books depend on the interpretation of the storyteller. Unfortunately this story teller was a bad choice.
"Good story - horrible narration."
Hate the narration - it's horrible. I can't finish listening. The story seems good, and it's been recommended to me by lots of people, but the grating American accent makes listening very difficult. I won't be recommending it to others.
Excellent story line with great details, much better then the fill. twists and turns at every step.
"i love this series"
i love this series and Ari Graynor has a soothing voice even if she does remind me of Daria from the 90's comedy animation Daria.
I was quite gripped by the first section (Holly Sykes). Halfway through the male recording I realised I was entirely lost by the storyline.
Nothing, her performance was excellent.
Another excellent performance.
I did my best to get into this, but in the end gave up and returned it.
I would not purchase another book by this author. It was a difficult listen despite the brilliant narration.
"This is a tv series called shadowhunters"
I bought this and realized 5 minutes in that I've watch this on tv. Under a different name. It's shadowhunters on Netflix. Surely it should be said somewhere before purchase.
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