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If you could sum up City of Bones in three words, what would they be?
A world unimagined!
What did you like best about this story?
Jace and Clary - their romance, spats, and generally interactions ROCK! The world created is magnificent with intricacies that will only unfurl as the series continues
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This is a book I read in sitting, listen to in one sitting and continue to listen to over and over
Any additional comments?
Love it, highly recommend it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Wow where do I start - this is a cracking read (or listen) Clary is just a normal teenager growing up in Brooklyn (so she thinks) until she starts seeing people she shouldn't (yes I know what your thinking there are so many books like this out there) but not like this one this is a totally new take - new world, new beings and a few old ones as well. Very very entertaining it kept me hooked all the way through Clary and Simons relationship is endearing and Clary and Jace's is totally complicated - please bring out the other two books City of Ashes and City of Glass - I have read these too but would love to have them on my mp3 player too. All in all a must have for anyone who likes fantasy/urban fantasy not just for young adults I am much older and have enjoyed every single moment.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
A really easy listen and very enjoyable. Aimed at young adults (not too young as some of the issues might take some explaining)but no less thrilling for it. I'm off to download book two right now!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
I really should have read the intro better. An interesting story line using a great deal from many other books of this genre and even a plot twist from Star Wars. The writing is young, much younger than say the Harry Potter Novels. I can see why it would appeal to younger readers. The threads of teenage angst, romance and rebellion are the plot with the supernatural thrown in to bind it all together.
There is evidence of research in the making of this world and this, being the first in a series, I assume that the writing will develop. The plot is a little involved with some nice charachter study though not overly developed in this intro the world. There is mystery, magic, monsters, treachery and a few as yet unexplained developments.
The reader was very suited to the story line, sounding suitably young and handling the narrative well with few errors and a nice flow. Her charachter voices were reasonably good, especially for the girls and her voice pleasant to listen to.
The main charachter is 15 years old and her supporting cast around the same age. I probably would not have purchased this book if I'd known that. It is part of a series that continues the story into the next book.
Overall, it's a little young and raw for me. I shall fulfill my fantasy/supernatural addiction elsewhere.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I love the story. In book form, movie, TV series and now audible. It was very distracting that the narrator mispronounced several words over and over