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  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,844

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

Amazing buildup

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-19

There was a great story woven through. But I also had vague ideas about what was happening sometimes. My attention drifted during this. Part of that being the male narrator. He sounded so stick straight, it didn't fit for me.

I adored all Malec parts! I've been fangirling for awhile now and was glad to see them back together properly. I wish Cassandra had shown Alec's distress even more though. With so much fluff added, there was plenty of time to jump into collected Alec's POV for awhile. Glad to see Simon and Izzy finally get somewhere. I do and don't understand Maia wanting to break up. So much was built up, and I know everyone doesn't get happy endings, it still felt wrong. And Bat comes out of nowhere. Wtf. More Malec!! More Malec!!

This was definitely more difficult to get through than the others. A lot of travelling and back and forthness couldve been cut. Sebastian really did give them a lot of chances. Glad to see Tessa and Jem in here too. Can't wait to read about their life. But I'm more interested in her and Will's life. I shipped Wessa. lol

  • The Clockwork Princess

  • Infernal Devices, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Daniel Sharman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028

Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters August 2013. Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-13

Wow! What a GREAT story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I actually cried at the end. Bawled my eyes out in the kitchen as I finished this. This book was absolutely amazing. lots of things happened that were unexpected and OH SO satisfying!! The Infernal Devices will be recommended to all. I am forcing my friends to read/ listen as well. Cassandra Clare has taught me so much about writing. I get so many ideas on subplots, and how to sneak little details in, that I hadn't thought of until seeing how she uses them. I only wish Tessa was active in The Mortal Instruments. I don't recall if she was mentioned, but I feel like she was...

Anyways, this book had so many things going on. I absolutely adored the trek across the country. That showed Will's determination and sheer willpower, among other things. I loved that feeling of, "will they find each other?" Tessa is a lucky dog. But she endured so much. And I don't wanna spoil... but THE major thing that happened with Mortmain? Daaaaamn! Blown away 150% Thought had never crossed my mind until it happened. Amazing, and satisfying.
I loved getting to know the Herrondale's more. And loving Jace, I can see it, and love it. There's only ever one for them. Forever.

I LOVED the deeper parabatai connection showcased in this series opposed to Jace and Alec. And I wish there had been more weaved throughout. I have not read City of aheavenly Fire yet. I will be keeping an eye out for anything to stand out.

SO glad to see who Will was to Magnus as Alec refused to get over. But it did make Alec look even more stupid. But they will always be together.

I'm not sure I would say Infernal Devices is better than the Mortal Instruments like so many others say, but it is on it's own, an amazing read!

  • Clockwork Angel

  • The Infernal Devices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,315

When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!!

  • By Sam on 09-06-10

Slow to start, then SLAMS IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Loved it at the end. The beginning, was weird to me for some reason. We get dropped in on these characters we don't know, and have to know a lot of stuff. I found it a little hard to care in the beginning. I wish the narrator had used a slightly different voice for Tessa, cuz she sounded older rather than 16. I was loving Will, did NOT know wtf was up with Jem, and HATE Jessamine. Ugh, useless. I hope she gets a Niiiice arc, but I kinda just want her to go away. I was super excited to get into this one, but the super slow beginning, in my opinion, has dampened my excitement. Sometimes, I'd think, what are they doing now? Sometimes the plot seemed lost. But I am still going to finish all of the ShadowHunter series!

  • City of Lost Souls

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 5
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943

The New York Times best-selling Mortal Instruments continues - and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A let down

  • By Rebecca on 05-28-12

Another Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I agree this story was long. sone things couldve been trimmed, but I don't actually mind that. there was character development. Clary got to fight and actually do something. I hate what's happened with Magnus, but I HOPE IT CHANGES in the next one. I may just start right away because I hate waiting. I've been binge reading/listening to these books and will probably immediately restart them all. There have been a multitude of subplots in these last 3 books in particular. I say character development and setup, others say filller/fluff. But the ending is very satisfying. Granted, there's always something juuuuuuust keeping Jace and Clary apart. Alec was annoying and slightly OOC for me. Isabelle grew more character and vulnerability. And that makes sense because she doesn't open up easily.

  • Crown of Midnight

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,066

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An addictive sequel

  • By The Reading Date on 02-05-14

Celaena Celaena...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Celaena... needs to think things through. And the back and forth involving Chaol... So frustrating!

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,408
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,639

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrators!

  • By Melissa on 04-06-11

DAMN GOOD!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Great narrators. Loved how the man switched up his voice a little for each character. This is so good... Such a great series, and I want to be a Shadowhunter SOOO bad! The last 10 minutes were so gut wrenching. I was literally shouting out loud in my room. lol
On another note, Clary was useless in this book. She had some training, and I understand her having stage fright or whatever. But she annoyed me during fight scenes. She needs to have sparring matches STAT! because she needs real battle experience. And her slicing a demon once doesn't count. She'll get one or two hits in, get smacked and be a damsel the rest of the fight. Clary isn't completely useless, but she needs to push more during fight scenes.

  • City of Glass

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,165

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!!!

  • By Jennifer A. Peurifoy on 03-21-09

Action packed!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

There was action. There was romance. There was drama! So many times I grunted from frustration and even had to pause to rant a few times. But this book was sooo good. I listened to it all today. I couldn't stop listening.

  • City of Ashes

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book Two
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,793

Clary Fray just wants her life to go back to normal - but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her brother, Jace, have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive - and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting

  • By Aaron R. on 03-29-08

My heart... hurts...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Loved this one! So much action, and so many stakes! The ending was great, but ugh! No spoilers.

  • Throne of Glass

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,701

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The World's Most Powerful Assassin is a Sap.

  • By Fil on 11-18-13

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I give it 5 stars, but I did have a few moments and things I didn't like.

  • The Assassin's Blade

  • The Throne of Glass Novellas
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,291

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read this book first!

  • By Itsuwari64 on 09-24-16

I loved it all. But...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Hated what happened at the end. T_T I was so upset. In a good way though. That's why it's 5 stars.

There was this moment when Celaena had the opportunity to fight with Sam in a ring and I was so hyped about it. I was screaming, yeeessss! Spar! But they didn't which made me sad. lol