Google+ Reading Teen: #CoFA The Reading Teen Crew Talks The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (+audiobook)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#CoFA The Reading Teen Crew Talks The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (+audiobook)

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!! 

I fell in love with The Mortal Instruments series when I read City of Bones two years ago. They have been my favorite series since then and I continue to recommend this amazing series to anybody who enjoys reading.
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

     Simon. Simon, Simon, Simon. That’s all I could think as I read these books. And although it became almost immediately apparent that Clary and Simon wouldn’t end up together, I still couldn’t help hoping. Yes, Jace was charming and attractive, but he was also cocky and arrogant. Don’t get me wrong, he added more to the story than almost any other character, and I wouldn’t trade him for anything, but he was still irritatingly big-headed. Simon was there for Clary, no matter what. He stayed by her side even when it was completely unbearable for him. And that’s what I loved about him. Aside from all of that I really enjoyed this series, the whole idea is brilliant, and can’t wait to read City of Fallen Angels. ~Kit

Jace! Jace, Jace, Jace!!! How could I possibly be related to this Simon-loving person?? I just don't understand!

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!

Check Mate!

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


  1. Kit: high five!

    It's all about Simon.


  2. For some reason or another I couldn't really get into this series as much as everyone else. I absolutely loved Jace, I still have to read the City of Fallen Angels, seeing as you guys are loving audio books I may have to try it on there, you never know I may end up liking the book more!


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