There are some spoilers in this review because if you haven't read this series by now, you deserve to be spoiled :P Seriously...just read it!!
The Mortal Instruments is the only series I've read that I've been completely satisfied the entire series.
Cassandra Clare is a genius for thinking up such a beautiful story.
I am beyond excited to read City of Fallen Angels! ~Abigaile
If you have been watching our IMM's the past few weeks, you'll know that I have been listening to The Mortal Instruments series on audiobook. I first read the series a couple of years ago, and immediately fell in love with it. But even though I loved it, I never thought I'd read them again because I thought I wouldn't like it since I know how it ends. I. WAS. SO. WRONG. I think I may have enjoyed the series even more reading it for the second time. Why? Because I could just ENJOY Jace and Clary, without having this yucky "are-they-aren't -they" feeling. As Cassie Clare so eloquently put it, "You know what they don't!" Yes, exactly!
This time I listened to the books on audio CD, and I can't recommend them enough. The reader of City of Bones was great! I could picture her actually being Clary, which I really liked. She sounded like a teenage girl, and the voices she did for the guys were actually pretty good. City of Ashes and Glass had a different reader (woman). I thought she did a good job, though I didn't like her quite as much as the first reader. I'm really excited to listen to City of Fallen Angels on audiobecause Molly Quin and Ed Westwick will both be reading it.
I've said before that Twilight was the book that started my love of reading. Well, The Mortal Instruments series was what solidified the fact that YA was where I was meant to be. Cassandra Clare is not just an author. She's a story weaver. There are few authors that I have read who have fully grasped the concept of story weaving (J.K. Rowling, of course, being the best), but Cassie has that talent in spades.
This is the type of book that makes me glad we have a six "star" (piece) rating, because five stars just isn't enough!
Today (April 5) is my birthday, and I think it's really awesome that Cassandra Clare is thoughtful enough to write a book just for my special day. She is so sweet! I will be running to the store as soon as it opens to grab my copy of City of Fallen Angels. I'm so excited!!! ~Andye