City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture. Discover this first installment of the internationally best-selling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).
When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 44 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 15 2014|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,228 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1 in Paranormal & Supernatural Fiction for Teens
#2 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy for Young Adults
#6 in Paranormal Romance for Teens
Reviewed in Canada on April 7, 2023
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Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on January 19, 2022
Again, it's a page turner and one of those hard to put down type of books. I am eagerly anticipating book two in the series.
Jace is perfectly imperfect. His witty humour, grace, understanding and bravery simply make my mouth water. Aaaand, that's not including his god-like beauty. Oh my god, I'm fawning over a fictional character. LOL.
The only other fictional character I do this over is Bones from Jeaniene Frost's the Night Huntress series and seeing as these books are more PG compared to Frost's VERY ADULT work, that's saying something.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who's interested in Young Adult, Romance, and/or Fantasy Fiction.
I'm most definitely buying the rest of the books when I get the chance. YOU SHOULD TOO!
Well done Cassie. (Y)
If you are on the fence about reading this book, I would give it a try. I think it is definitely worth the read! I am a huge fan of supernatural books and this one is one of the better novels I have read.
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I have to say the book was better than the first season although they followed very similar
pathways the book has a lot more humour making me laugh out loud on more than a few
occasions also the emotions of the characters seem to be more intense and helped me relate to the characters and empathize with them
All in all a great read so much so after finishing this book I bought the other 5 books in the series
Looks like I'm going to be busy for a while reading if your thinking of buying this title then I hope you have as much fun reading it as I have done
This book is something that was being raved about on Booktube. Emmabooks loves this series and thought that I should give it a go. First impressions were good. The opening of the novel was gripping and I enjoyed the different POV that it had in the start, but this did not continue on. This book is a fantasy novel that involves vampires, demons, faeries, werewolves etc. It has them all.
The writing was enjoyable to read but often sometimes juvenile. As this is the first book in the series, I can understand maybe a lack of perfected skill in the writing process and I've heard the other books show a great improvement on this. I, however, still felt it didn't take away from the novel and I enjoyed it. The MC is also a teenager and so the language and storytelling were appropriate for the age of the MC and target audience.
There is a lot of action happening in this book. It's very adventurous and has lots of "missions" involved in it. I felt it had maybe one too many missions in it as it was getting a little bit drawn out. The storyline of Clary's best friend becoming a rat and being stolen by vampires wasn't entirely necessary in my opinion, but nevertheless, the action was good. That is just an example of a part where I felt it was just added in for length and more action. Whilst there is action and fantasy there is also a little romance between Clary and Jace. Jace is such an arrogant character he made me laugh out loud for most of his dialogue. He was my favorite character just for being a bit of a jerk. I was really reading to see the romance subplot between them and I was so happy... and then so, so disappointed. There is a further storyline between these two that I honestly felt was unnecessary and annoyed me that it was added. It leads you into the second book, which is great to entice readers, but I just did not like the idea of that storyline. Especially when you know deep down it's going to unravel in the next or coming book anyway because it obviously will. It was kind of like a filler subplot - and it bugged me. It actually put me off reading the second one.
I did buy the second and the third novels when I was halfway through this book as I was enjoying it. I don't read a lot of YA but felt this was a good series. That twist at the end between Jace and Clary did happen to put me off. I have started the second book a few weeks ago and I'm not further than 50 pages in. I think it might be because that twist at the end of this book detracts from the second and so causes the MC become all mopey etc. But, that was my biggest issue with the plot of this novel. I do love a romance, it's my primary fiction genre to read, and with that under my belt it did crush my love for this book.
I think if you love twilight and things like that then you will enjoy this book. It has lots of creepy things going on. The characters are loveable. I'm still laughing at Jace's sarcastic comments, and I did like Clary as a female MC. She's headstrong and not a Mary Sue in my opinion. I also loved the "silent brothers". Damn... those guys are creepy. Just picturing them makes me shudder. The descriptions were in-depth and enjoyable to read. There is also a map in the cover of my book which I also found to be a nice touch.
Overall, I would recommend this book to someone who likes Twilight and likes to read in the fantasy YA genre. I also bought this as a "good like new" book from the Amazon marketplace and it was pristine. There wasn't a broken spine or any dogeared pages. That thrilled me and my inner book nerd to its maximum. I felt the plot was sometimes a little too much, and that ending wasn't quite up my street, which in turn has put me off the second. But, I do still have the second and third books and will be reading them anyway out of enjoyment for the characters - and I know, I will put money on that ending being false.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 21, 2021