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  • Glass Sword

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different. Mare's blood is red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speechless

  • By Thanuja on 31-05-16

Great 2nd instalment although there are a few issues

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Captivating 2nd instalment, the middle if the book drags on a little bit although is arguably important. Given the amount of world-building in the first book I couldn't help but notice a few odd things relating to silver abilities, healers are called 3 different names in the book while it's said there are only 2 types with different abilities, slightly confusing and immersion-breaking. And I don't think i'll ever be okay with the near complete dismissal and lack of description of an important character death.

Although overall a good read that manages to still keep my interest, hopefully it manages to keep for the whole series.

  • City of Ashes

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 2
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York City's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the world rests on Clary's shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-01-15

Poor choice of voices from narrator, not as good quality as the first book

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

The narrator gives everyone awful air-head voices which makes me feel like i'm listening to a bunch of school kids. It may be a YA novel but come on…

Some parts of the book itself are so confusingly written, descriptions that seem to clash and really make it hard to get into.

I'd probably only recommend this book to teens rather than YA