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And Jace If Clare had to make Jace a witty sarcastic type she should have made the wisecracks his exclusive trademark not everybody sThe story itself was so ridiculously predictable I o not normally see what is to come in the books but in COB I saw every revelation coming Clare just oesn t have a skill to lead to them subtly it s always in your face Valentine is alive revelation who in this book who was thought to be ead was actually Who We Are and How We Got Here dead a serious uestion your mother put a spell on you revelation the big fatherbrother revelation I could see them all and I am not the most astute reader out thereNow my biggest problem with this book I ve readseen it all before Clare borrows so liberally from Star Wars Harry Potter and Buffy it is simply impossible to overlook Valentine VoldemortDarth Vader combo JaceClary LukeDracoLeiaGinny if it is possible combo the Circle reversed Order of the PhoenixDeath Eaters combo the Clave Ministry of Magic Luke LupinSnape combo Hodge GilesWormtail combo I can continue but will stop here you get the picture Granted there is nothing absolutely original in paranormal genre but a skillful writer can re work an old theme and make it new fresh and uniue Whatever is original in COB is not uite thought through As an example let s take a stele After finishing this book I still have no idea what exactly itoes o you only write runes with it how exactly o you use it in a battle why it can open some A Pleasant Surprise doors and not others it can heal but not everything it can make you be able to see through a wooden screen but is it because you write a special rune with it or you use it as a wand It seems to me stele is pretty much used as aeus ex machina convenient whenever a uick solution to a problem needed And what s with all the shadow folk There is just so much mashed up together fairies vampires werewolves pixies jinns You name any mythical creature it is in this book And what about magic I read about spells made by a warlock stele rune tricks curses where Seis Anos Depois does it end The limits of magic possibilities were neverefined Bottom line all these inconsistencies make for one unoriginal and messy imaginary world And this probably was the main reason why I couldn t connect with this book Finally I was a little surprised by some of Clare s creative choices I found both flirtations of at least 35 year old warlock he might be older his age was never mentioned with a gay teenage boy and reversed LeiaLuke extravaganza uite tacky if not isturbing Although I know how JaceClary family matter is resolved in the end I on t find possibly incestuous relationships appealingThis review might make it seem like COB is the worst book ever written I wouldn t say so after all I ve read Breaking Dawn and that book oesn t have any plot There were some nice JaceClary moments the greenhouse birthday party comes to mind But was COB the most blatantly unoriginal book I ve ever read Absolutely although I haven t read Eragon yet but I heard a lot about itIn all honesty I shouldn t give this book than 1 star but I will add a second one as a edication to one Mrs Jace Wayland Would I recommend this book Sure many of my friends enjoyed it immensely Will I continue on with the series I The Crocodile Bird don t think I will be able to convince myself to waste any of my time on being mad at a book I think I will just check out plot summaries on wiki and beone with the seriesPS I just read that Cassandara Clare is an avid and famous in certain circles fanfiction writer I guess that s where all the liberal borrowing comes from Mystery solved IMPORTANT EDIT 11418Fam I wrote this review in 2011 All of y all commenting in 2018 need to get over it I ve moved to a A Fine Gentleman (The Jonquil Brothers different account I ve moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books and while a lot of you insist that she s an original author like it or not sheoes have a history with plagiarismbad behavior I haven t read any of her new stuff so I can t tell you if she s continued to toe the line with plagiarism or write poorly In fact I can tell you that a lot of people whose opinions I trust say that she s become a much better original writer I ve even considered reading some of her newer books If you enjoy her writing good for you If these books she s written are important to you I m happy for you My opinions are my opinions you The Dying Ground don t have to share them What s really gross is the amount of bullying and personal attacks that are going on in these comments and in messages I ve received While Io regret some of the harshness of the original view attacking me or anyone else in the comments on either side of the fence is gross I ve received abuse about my looks about my writing abilities I on t write about my sex life people implying I should get laid about my mental health and even a few messages telling me to kill myself All because you on t like my opinion of a book Guys even if you hate this review you have to see that this is way too muchI ve grown up since writing this review and I sincerely hope that some of you have matured too since writing some of the hate that I ve read some of of which I ve The Tailor Of Panama deleted in these comments Please stop Please move on Review from 12411I ve beeneliberating for a few hours over Crossfire (High Risk doing a Serious Business review of City of Bones and outlining the infinite number of problems that lie within but Iecided that any critical thought that I could flesh out isn t going to be anything that you ve never heard before Therefore I choose the low road sarcasm and mockeryOh Cassie Clare you so crazy I can only guess that after writing almost a million words of Harry Potter fan fiction a bunch of people sucking your e cock for stealing whole paragraphs from books and uotes from Buffy simply wasn t enough No I understand You had to capitalize on all that time spent typing up whole paragraphs from books and outlining plots that pretty blatantly ripped off from various films books etc I get it I m sure that s how the Mortal Instruments came to fruition It is painfully obvious that your The Consignment dopey red haired ingenue and snarky blond asshole were essentially Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy in Original Character clothing Ditto Simon being a hybrid of HarryRon and maybe Isabelle being a slutty Hermione But wait youidn t stop there Hodge is LupinPeter Pettigrew 20 and Luke is better known by his other name Sirius Black and I am not entirely sure why you The Lady in the Tower didn t just call Valentine by his true name Voldemort And seriously though why not just call the Mortal Instruments by their true name the Deathly Hallows But wait it gets betterStrong with this novel the Force is because somehow there s a creepy Luke and Leia thing going on with Clary and Jace which for the recordude that s nasty How Tryst dare you let them make out and theniscover they re related Because I had to know in order to keep myself from hurling up my Tarnished Knight (The Lost Stars, dinner Iid Where We Belong discover that this littleetail oes get resolved eventually but I reiterate that s nasty I thought the point of this book was to make teenage girls hold their hands to their hearts and swoon not make them want to upchuck with what I find to be your isturbing affinity for incest seriously you had the whole six episodes of Star Wars to steal uh Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems draw inspiration from and you pick the creepy incesty parts But it s weird because if Jace and Clary are Luke and Leiaoes that make Simon Han Solo In a weird way I found Jace s whole over confident Requiem for a Wren demeanor to be like Han which I guess is pretty on point with what happens in later novels In other news I will no longer be referring to Valentine as simply that he is now Darth Valentine Yes I said it I guess this makes Jocelyn Padme except she s notead yetI must give you where credit where credit is Red Notice due though Clary isn t a totalumb annoying Les pingouins nont jamais froid doormat heroine which is essentially my biggest pet peeve in the entirety of fiction Instead Clary is justumb and annoying Why the fuck Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone does she slap everyone Itoesn t make her a strong venerable female it makes her a psychotic bitch especially since there wasn t a single justifiable slap she Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. delivered Also she s a moron Blindeaf babies knew that Simon was in love with her My The Peoples Songs dog knew that Simon was in love with her and the most complicated thought he has in aay is gee I think I ll lick my junk today I have no idea why it s such a surprise to her really This brings me to my second greatest pet peeve and yet another trope that you liberally borrowed from well everyone all the boys want Clary What the hell is this shit Clary isn t even likable You stole it off of Stephenie Meyer who stole it off of LJ Smith and frankly You keep copying copies the shittier looking and harder to read they get You are not an exception you are the ruleAlso okay So the Clave is like the circle of Jedi right And the Circle is like the Order of the Phoenix and the Death Eaters sort of but bad So like Order of the Sith kind of Also is Darth Valentine channeling Magneto from X Men The Last Stand with his whole purifying the race bullshit I think he is Now that I ve brought the X Men into the picture I can see the vast similarities there too Clary is film version Rogue and Wolverine Rogue because she can t be with the person she loves physically Rogue s life sucking power Clary s being in love with her brother and Wolverine because of the whole not having any memories thing and wondering why he has all this power Also The Institute The Knight BusHogsmeadeThe Leaky Cauldron because sometimes the Institute boards travelers and there s bad food at all three places much like Isabelle s cooking and also Xavier s School For Gifted Youngsters and Hodge is kind of Professor Xavier ese his inability to leave the institute Professor X s isability and also The Jedi Training Academy and also possibly Starfleet from TrekYou know what the funniest thing about all this is Cassie Clare You aren t even stealth about stealing You know when most people shoplift they maybe o a cursory look for the cameras and stuff something in their pocket when they think no one is looking but you re that chick that goes up to the clerk asks a clerk a uestion about a product you have in your hand while winking that you just Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles don t have the money to pay for it In this book there were blatant reference to both X Men and Star Wars Magneto and Prof X by name and theice hanging up in the Millennium FalconNow that I ve My Name is Bob drawn all necessary attention to your totally original content I want to talk about the story in general I read this book because it was handedown to me by my recently turned eleven year old niece I figured okay I ll figure out what the big eal is with this book since everyone and their mom no really I think my mom too has read it My niece isn t what anyone would call fastidious she hates cleaning her room and at inner she likes to mash all of her food together and make a sculpture with it and then eat it Imagine my surprise when I saw that the portion of the book I borrowed from her had pages upon pages of highlighted words I figured aw cute she highlighted her favorite parts But no my eleven year old niece had gone through the book and highlighted grammatical errors There were misspellings comma splices and just general bad phrasing all throughout She had also highlighted words that she saw in multiples Seriously Cassie Clare I get it Every time a wolf shows up in your book you Billy Bragg don t have toescribe it as brindled I get it Did your word of the Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary day calendar run out Did you lose your thesaurus Do you have a short term memory problem and forget that you used the word brindled toescribe a wolf eight times I can t even talk about the metaphors and the similes I can t I used to like them Now they make me want to punch toddlers in the face because your book is full of approximately nine hundred and thirty three million of them I am also not going to talk about your bizarre tense changes and the random chapter you threw in from Luke s point of view which was completely out of character for both a man and a human let alone Luke no one talks like thatAnother thing that I want to reference is this whole stele thing In Tatiana s review she mentioned that there idn t seem to be any parameters with this stele it seemed to be a fix it for whenever you had written yourself into a hole I may not have noticed it had I not read the review first given that as I was trudging through I was filled with an irrational rage It s a very good point though But since I read your book in three ays just to get through it I m feeling like an asshole and I want to ask the following uestions can the stele make me look like Scarlett Johansson can the stele magic a cheeseburger out of thin air These are uestions of vital importance Because if the stele can t maybe you want to consider it in case one of your characters gets stuck on an island with no food for three years or somethingIn conclusion Cassie Clare OF COURSE YOUR BOOK IS GOOD YOU STOLE EVERYTHING IN IT FROM OTHER PEOPLE I just want to say that I sincerely hope that you makehave made a lot of money off your books I also hope that the people you blatantly stole your content from take it all from you when they sue youHere is the Reader s Digest version of this reviewThe Mortal Instruments Harry PotterStar WarsX Menpossibly Star TrekClary Fray Ginny WeasleyPrincess LeiaRogueWolverineUhuraCassandra Clare herselfJace Wayland Draco MalfoyLuke SkywalkerHan SoloWolverinepossibly Captain KirkSimon HarryRonCyclopssometimes Han Solopossibly SpockIsabelle Slutty Hermioneone of the green chicks Captain Kirk always hits it withone of Jabba the Hut s slavespossibly Jubilee or another The Majors Daughter dumb irrelevant mutantAlec token gay characterC 3P0Luke Sirius BlackChewbaccaJocelyn PadmeHodge Remus LupinPeter PettigrewProfessor XavierValentine VoldemortDarth VaderMagnetoThe Institute The Knight BusHogsmeadeThe Leaky Cauldron12 Grimmauld PlaceXavier s School For Gifted YoungstersStarfleet AcademyChurch the cat Mrs NorrisR2D2the portals Floo NetworkDisapperatingBeam me up ScottyEDITSomeone pointed out that mundies muggles GOOD POINT YO. Ije koja je postigla višemilionske tiraže i koja je prevedena na sve značajnije svetske jezikeGotskietalji i klasični elementi tradicionalne horor fantastike sjajno se uklapaju sa modernom gradskom atmosferom Njujorka Egzotično i misteriozno podzemlje ovog grada nikada ne spava a kada se u njemu pored ljudskih bića nađu još i vukodlaci vampiri anđeli vile i lovci na emone nema vremena ni za pred.
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I was never expecting anything from this but an entertaining and maybe a little bit forgettable book I was wrong I found this completely unforgettable For being a trainwreckTo be uite honest I think 75% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia Listen I m sorry I know this isn t everything but I really on t get why these first three books are hyped on any level Not only The Touch do I have ten million problems with the tropey nature and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc it s also just boring and also I hate every single character I hated almost everything about this until book three which I thought was okay because itidn t take me four months you think I m kidding and also for ending the incest plotline Yeah thatListen I am not opposed to fun trash I read The Infernal Devices this year and it was fantastic and books two and three basically emotionally killed me inside But this was not fun for me Okay so first of all because we ve all talked about this The Mortal Instruments is kind of based off Cassandra Clare s Harry Potter fanfiction no I m not kidding and it is painfully obvious There are basic things like that humans are known as mundanes while in Harry Potter they are known as muggles But then there s also the fact that the characters kind of feel like not good fanfiction interpretations of various Harry Potter characters Our redheaded lead character Clary Fray is a slightly stupider version of Ginny Weasley Her love interest Jace Wayland is essentially Draco Malfoy if everyone excused his actions because he s super hot I really On His Majestys Service don t like Jace Jace becomes a member of the Ripoff Death Eaters in like book two because his father is Ripoff Voldemort his name is Valentine which is actually hilarious Simon is Harry again not a very good one and Isabelle is Hermione if Hermione were there exclusively to be slut shamed by the angelic virgin protagonist I mostly said this to point out how utterly fuckingull these characters are but listen I m not actually wrong about this If you match the characters up to her fanfiction which is not hard the pairings fit You know that thing I linked up above Well it Different Class discusses how the fanfiction trilogy I mean kudos for thatedication is endgame DracoGinny and HarryHermione with subtext between HarryDraco I m so sorry I m laughing typing this The endgame of this series is JaceClary and SimonIsabelle with subtext between JaceSimon Do you think I m kidding But listen you The Essential Good Food Guide d think that after ripping from fucking Harry Potter Clare would ve at least come up with something interesting I mean fictionoesn t have to be original to be good But again it s basically boring boring boring offensive boring jace is hot chapter boring I on t even know where I m going with this I just need you all to know that this originated as Harry Potter fanfiction Although I will point out that the original fanfiction this was based off of got taken off fanfictionnet after plagiarism accusations And then there were Sherrilyn Kenyon s plagiarism accusations I mean I think fanfiction and original fiction used to be considered very ifferent things in a way they almost aren t today but it s important to knowAnyway I ve established at this point that the characters are flat it s all painfully In Defence of Dogs derivative and the books themselves are boring But there is so much Beyond the issue of Clary s I m not like other girls thing there s also the issue of messily handled lgbt stuff So yes it s 2005 and I m willing to excuse this a little bit Alec Lightwood s entire presence in this book is to Create Some Angst through homophobia and it feels so much like a plotevice not going to lie While it s fair to mention that Cassandra Clare has improved her lgbt rep severalsapphic friends of mine would like to notify you that The Dark Artifices is awesome wrt this it s not good in this series Alec is barely a POV character in the first three books of the series espite being marketed as a major character and feels super tokenistic Also just his treatment At one point in this series his mother who is a supposedly likeable character tries to kill him and his boyfriend for being gay which he forgives her for how There is later on a lot of explicit biphobia towards Magnus who is my favorite I love Magnus that is not subverted or criticized at all and in this book especially there s an intonation of that slutty bi trope though the character is allowed to evelop beyond that man it is there You re not gay are youSimon s greenish color The City in Mind deepened If I were I wouldress better this is not funnyNo Cassandra Clare would rather focus on something else a sideplot where Ripoff Ginny Weasley believes Hot Draco Malfoy is her brother for two fucking books It is exactly as terrible as it sounds For two full books I had to live through Ripoff Ginny Weasley s angst over her crush on her brother and about their forbidden love or whatever the shit Yes I KNOW view spoilerthey eventually realize they weren t related But here s the thing they re still in love when they believe they are hide spoiler I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones and that enchantment still holds four years and at least half a Revenge (The Red Ledger dozen re reads later in sptite of the fact that I m older wiser and should know better I ve also read countless reviews both adoring and loathing and have come to the conclusion that this bookoes not garner any type of middle ground you either love it or you hate it I m glad that I get to love it What else can I sayimage error A great and interesting books I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter the teenage No One Wants You drama of Buffy and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well The book is very well written and fast pacesWe follow Clary Fray a 15 year old misfit trying to find heself not uite sure if she is goth cyberpunk or just a temperamental teenaged artist One night in the local club Pandemonium she realises she is a witness to an attack the strange thing is that the victim of the attackisappeared right before her eyes and when security arrives The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity despite the attackers standing right in front of them she is the only one who can see themClaryescovers she is part of the world of Shadow Hunters and Penguins Poems for Life demons Shadow Hunters areemon slayers She learns stories of Vampires and Warewolves are truth than fiction She is attracted to Jace the most accomplished of this group of hunters Much to the chagrin of her best friend Simon and Jaces hunter brother AlexShe learns years ago a charasamitic powerful and high ranking Shadow Hunter called Valentine created his own circle to cleanse the world of all emonic blood Weather they were good or bad their existence was enough of a crime He was ruthless to the point he was willing to sacrifice anyone and anything human or emon as calateral amage Now after 17 years Valentine has seemingly returned from the ead to finish what he started Clary must learn of the ways of the shadow hunters if she is help her friends stop ValentineGreat story good Divine Beauty drama the characters are ok the only failing I found in the book were the fight scenes I think these are not the writer s strongest area yet All in all a great book not as action packed as I expected but the story makes up for this 19 Apr 16 Bet you re sick of my updates nowJust for reference on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra ClareKenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare s work to her ownRead andecide for yourself 15 Jun 13 update again Saw some stills for the movie and to be honest Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone despite being slightly spurious in my casting of City of Bones I actually think my version is much better than the movie versionI mean look at Isabelle and look at ClaryCorrect me if I m wrong but Isabelle is supposed to be way hotter than ClaryAndon t even get me started on JaceI mean Jamie Campbell Bower was cute in a couple of his other films but Jace was supposed to be I Down to the Sea in Ships dunno swoon on your feet panty wetting hawwwtAnd SimonI mean he has friendzone written all over him 12 Jan 13 I know this is now being made into a film and I know they ve all got the cast sorted out but I imagined them veryifferently So here s how they all played out in my headSimon Aaron Taylor JohnsonFor some reason I always imagined Simon as young Eisenheim And a part of me wants to kick myself for associating the 2006 film with this book in any wayAlec Ezra MillerAnd no it s not because he s ueerIsabelle Jessica SzohrBecause I wanted to put this picture in here kayJace Draco MalfoyI mean come on Is there even a ebate on thisClary Kristen StewartOnly because her acting skills match the uality of Clary s personality 11 Aug 12 Also known as Why Readers CAN Review An Author As Well As HisHer Book And Why STGRB Are Full of Shit And Obviously Never Took English Lit Classes For Telling Us We re Not Allowed ToI heard about the whole plagiarism issue long before I even heard of Cassandra Clare s books so I tried getting into it as objective as possible given the circumstances All I know is that she pretty much copy pasted whole wads of text from another FF writer from published books from TV ialogue into her Draco Dormiens trilogy without providing any credit to the original authorsI also know that she lifted wads of text from Draco Dormiens into her published Mortal Instruments What remains a mystery though is whether these bits copied into The Mortal Instruments were her own original pieces of writing or some of them even plagiarized workI won t go much into the whole plagiarism thing since if indeed any plagiarized work exists in The Mortal Instruments that is pretty much speculationHowever it Dog Years does bring to mind uestions of ethic should a plagiarist be published Some people strongly believe in giving second chances I think people onlyeserve second chances when they admit to their errors and have truly proven their repentance Both cases which I have not as of yet heard Cassandra Clare Chain of Fire doOther uestions popping into my head include shouldn t there be some sort of punishment for plagiarists I mean if Iid in university what Cassandra Clare The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, did in Draco Dormiens and arguably The Mortal Instruments then I would ve been kicked out on the curb and my pretty Master segree ripped to shreds And similar to the whole Chris Brown The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur debacle instead of condemning her far below ethical work habits we the consumers commend their artwork as if sending the message that whatever wrongs they haveone it Maharaj doesn t matter because people still eat their shit up There is no learning curve here or at least noeterrence factorBut anyway I tried to suppress these nagging uestions while I read the book because I wanted to know if I would truly objectively enjoy City of Bones Especially after the whole GR Bullies absurdity where an increasing number of voices proclaim that Reviews Should Be About Books And Completely Separate From The AuthorWell ladies and gentlemen my experience reading City of Bones will provide evidence alongside many other ample evidence out there that no sometimes we as readers cannot keep the two things separate Sometimes our moral and ethic code just won t let us Reading is after all a subjective experience and all sorts of things influence our enjoyment of it including our perception of the author And if that affects our enjoyment of a book then it Kuduz damn welloes belong in a review if we choose to put it thereSo Anyway Now that I m off my soapbox The biggest thing that stands out while I read City of Bones was how inconsistent the writing was It was so lazy and repetitive information was handed over to us on a silver platter there was no subtlety or any epth going on But then there would be brief short scenes or ialogues that actually made me laugh out Those few and interspersed scenes surprised me like one wet and icky autumn The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, day when I found a fiveollar bill while raking up my neighbour s filthy gardenTry as I might to ignore it I was at a The Taste of Ashes dilemma Should I enjoy this I mean it s only fiveollars Surely they couldn t miss it And I mean I m working my arse off in this horrible weather because my mother owes them a lawnmower And anyway it might not even be theirs to begin withIn the end I took the money come on you would ve too but I just Camellia (Ellie, didn t enjoy it as much as I would have And theelight I should have felt at finding money just wasn t thereThese funny bits of ialogues and scenes filled me with just as much inner turmoil as my five ollar note The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, dilemma and even though I know that maybe perhaps it could be that these are all Cassandra Clare s own words I still couldn t shake off the icky suspicions out off my gutid she China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) draw inspiration from some other unknown source hereIn the end it just ravaged me with too much guilt and suspicions that what originally would have been a five star scene was reducedown to three stars and a really really sad faceAlso a part of the inconsistent writing was the inconsistent narration I know 3rd person omniscient gives the narrator the power to sift through characters thoughts and emotions as they please but this is what made the narrative sound forced and contrived We would normally follow Clary as the novel progresses until it is convenient for us to see things from another character s perspective in which case off we ll jump into another person s headThese conveniences are just one example of what I mean when I say that the narrative lacked subtlety When we aren t Green River Rising directly being fed a certain character s thoughts and emotions through hisher own point of view we are blatantly told their feelings by the character themselves Rarely are people in real life so honest and self aware as the characters in City of BonesAn asshat Jace looked as if he were about to laughWhat you said to Simon I was trying to save him some pain Isabelle will cut out his heart and walk all over it in high heeled boots That s what sheoes to boys like that You want to know what it s like when your parents are good church going folk and you happen to be born with the Wife Swap devil s mark He pointed at his. Kleri Frej i Sajmon Luis provode se u klubu u kojem Kleri postaje svedok ubistva Grupa tinejdžera naime usmrćuje jednog mladića Kleri je zaprepašćena što Sajmon i obezbeđenje kluba ne vide ubicu – mladića Džejsa koji tvrdia ga je zapravo usmrtio Pies demon Džejs je iznenađen time što je Kleri sposobnaa vidi smrtnicima inače nevidljive Senolovce kojima i sam pripada U međuvremenu monstruozni
Eyes fingers splayed When your father flinches at the sight of you and your mother hangs herself in the barn Gorbals Diehards driven mad by what she sone When I was ten my father tried to From the Dust drown me in the creek I lashed out at him with everything I had burned him with everything I had burned him where he stood Iidn t think you liked me all that muchIsabelle s brightness faded and she looked Finale (Caraval, down at her silvery toes Iidn t think I Merlin and the Making of the King did either she admitted But when I went to look for and Jace and you were gone Her voice trailed off I wasn t just worried about him I was worried about you too There s something so reassuring about you And Jace is so much better when you re aroundThe point I m trying to make here is that we get to know the characters because other characters are constantly telling us about them instead of us making our own informed opinions of them based on their actions and words This is why I say the writing was lazy and lackedepth And how Cassandra Clare tried to show us that her characters have background and troubles and are oh such Mrs. Bridge damaged goods was or less through self testimonials such as the second uote up above where Magnus Bane so conveniently gave away his entire childhood to three random teenagers The chapter The Werewolf s Tale was another one of these self testimonials for another partially important character This is a whole new level of telling instead of showing Where unimaginative writers just unload all these information throughescriptive prose Cassandra Clare was at least creative enough to hide it into her Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, dialogue But the same underlying problem is still there we see none of thisamaged goods I Dreamwalker (The Ballad of Sir Benfro, didn t need Sweeney Todd to tell me his past to know that he was aamaged troubled man His actions spoke it for meAs for information being handed to us on a silver platter all you need to Akenfield do is take a look at the entire ending scene with Valentine to see my point The whole chapter was an infodump session Rarelyo I read villains who are so eager to reveal their past and provide explanations to their potential victims The Harry Potter novels were slightly guilty of this especially in the earlier books but I believe a lot of other things about the books redeemed itself from this one faultJace was also a bit of an infodumper but I Gym and Slimline don t take away points for this I mean I get it it s hard to get on without one character at least explaining what the blazes was going onSpeaking of characters this is rather tough Many reviewersespised Jace because he was such an asshole Clary herself accuses Jace of being an asshole plenty of times But I ve lived a fair amount of years and I was friendly with uite a few assholes uring my own teenage years And let me tell you one thing Jace is no asshole He s a guy with addy issues trying to act tough And that is as Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements deep as any of the characters get I guess he would be my favourite character out of the whole lot not my favourite character as in the one I liked the most but the character whom in my opinion was the mosteveloped without self testimonials or other characters telling us about himBut remember my five The Clock Without a Face dollar noteilemma Yeah Jace was without a Captives of the Private House doubt airect cut and paste of the Draco from Clare s Draco Dormiens trilogy who by Teaspoon and an Open Mind default is a creation of JK Rowling s So forgive me if I can t separate the book from the author because frankly If I enjoyed this book simply because of Jace thatoesn t say much about the rest of the book or the uality of writing because Jace is not even Clare s original characterFurther illustrating the inconsistencies of Clare s writing though was the sudden and A Celtic Miscellany drastic change in Jace s characteruring the scene with Valentine There is no way one person in such a short amount of time could thoroughly convince and change Jace into such an obedient passive receptive character No matter who the person claimed he was or what evidence he brings to the table Even if Jace believed in everything Valentine told him there is no way it would have Design Patterns by Tutorials: Learning design patterns in Swift 4 drastically changed him in such a manner and such a short timeJust as unlikely was the way Jace was ready to walk the ends of the world with Valentine build a new life with him and in the next moment after a few words from Clary was ready to throw that all away once again Theouble inconsistencies astound me Clare simply Foxs Feud (Farthing Wood, does not understand human psychology or even human nature enough to make solid charactersThe other characters were forgettable to say the least They all sounded the same I m afraid Wittyry sort of humour It gets tiring after a while Also the Magnus and Alec thing Can I just say ew Magnus is like what Forty And Alec is sixteenEven Valentine the Villain was not much of a villain He The Culture Code didn t frighten me or evenaunt me I kept reading how Clary was Banish Clutter Forever disgusted at how manipulative he wasuring his scenes but reading the pages myself reading his words his actions He wasn t particular conniving or ingenious really it was just that Jace was so ready to have a family back he was willing to lap up every bit of contradicting information he heardPlot progression and twists were unsurprising Uninspired No wait they were inspired By Star Wars and Harry Potter to name a few Perhaps even a bit of Buffy in thereAnd this is where my final Stolen Magic (Stardust, dilemma lies To like or not to like That is the uestionFor light fluff it has entertainment value enough But what little entertainment value there was was lifted off other better pieces of work out there To say that Iid not enjoy City of Bones would be a lie but the uestion is The Billionaire Daddy did I enjoy City of Bones orid I enjoy the bits of Harry Potter and Star Wars in City of BonesI ll let you Pistols for Two decide if it s fine to like a book filled with other writers characters other authors plot twists other screenwritersialogue Perhaps I m being too uptight but here s how I see it New York with Potterverse and Star Wars Take that away and what are you Clary just shut the hell up Okay so I m far behind the curve on reading this but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim Shadowhunters and Stronger demons Clare constructed a vivid believable parallel world with great characters punchyialogue and a winning mix of humor pathos and action I like her take on warlocks vampires and werewolves and of course I m a big fan or urban fantasy where these fantastic elements mix into the regular gritty city life of New York Clary Fray is a sympathetic protagonist though I was eually Loss (Gus Dury, drawn to the supporting cast I especially like that the villains are believably threeimensional Even when you The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, do not support them you understand what motivates them There is no easy black and white good and evilichotomy I ll be interested in seeing where the series goes from here and what Clare Alacrity (Illumine, does with her Victorian preuel series The Infernal Devices Warning won t contain spoilers cause Iidn t get far enough to give a fuck and iscover anything worth spoilingOkay so let me get this out straight I have never NOT finished a book before Okay I m lying The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfinished as oes Villette by Charlotte Bronte Why Because they were boringBecause as I read them I wanted to take a cheese grater to my skull and rub vigorously just to have something to Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, doBut I have never NOT finished a Young Adult paranormal novel before And I ve read some BAAAAAD books But Iidn t finish this book because it goes beyond bad It makes the History of Sexuality seem amazingly interesting and colourfulTo be fair to Ms Clare I was not actually reading her novel so much as listening to the Audiobook The Narrator Graynor Arnhem did a particularly craptastic jobTo be fair to Ms Graynor sheidn t have much to work with I tuned her out I swear I was focusing on the actual prose taking in the story trying to get interested But the writing was terrible It was painful The characters were annoyingNow I ve been fair to Ms Clare and I ve been fair to Mr Graynor So there s only you left to be fair to nowAnd in order to Fitness for Living do that I have to admit that I wasn t EXPECTING to like this book I was however expecting to be pleasantly surprised and I ll explain whyMany years ago Cassandra Clare was Cassandra Clair a VERY popular FF author in the Harry Potter and LoTR circles I actually greatly enjoyed her Draco Trilogy I ve read it many times I had heard that this book was very similar to DT and so I was expecting to find it to be a guilty pleasure Something my moral compass told me to leave behind but that I would actually enjoy too much too so But I was wrongYeah she plagiarized that work and I won t really go into it except to post a link because in the end I m not reviewing her I m reviewing her workBut here s the problem Jace is really just Draco from DT Simon is really just Ron and Harry amalgamated into one Clary is really just Ginny The bad guys seems too much like good ol Voldie The plot is painfully similar to DT It was like reading her old work all over again And I think because she was really just redressing her old characters she Love Is Blind didn t even both to give them any growth in this storyTo be honest Iidn t read far because the writing was boring oh my lord the similes Someone save me from them and poorly constructed the characters were boring and poorly constructed and the plot was boring and poorly constructedI already read DT so I idn t need to read this Wow I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to sayOk so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book In the end I just The World in the Curl decided to go with what comes to mind So here it goesClareoes a superb job of Connexity drawing you in Maybe the plot isn t completely uniue but the world she created is I kept telling myself this is sooooooooooo interesting The whole shadowhunter thing oozes with coolness I mean half angel half kick butt people Itoesn t get much cooler than that The story is full of action and yes sometimes there are things added for A Personal Influence dramatic effect but isn t that the point If you were looking for something slow paced read The Mill on the Floss personally I rather pull hair then read this but moving onI m a sucker for action seuences so this totally Americas First City delivered on that front The author s take on werewolves was original and I gotta say they give the vampires a run for their money I actually guessed most of the twists but that s some of the fun Finding the hints and feeling the satisfaction of saying YES Score for me I got it right Let so a little victory Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, dance Insert some breakancing moves I personally cannot Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women do here I think some peopleidn t get that guessing the twists is all part of the experienceSome people claimed all of this to be fluff but I Charity Girl don t agree Just look at Jace The whole feeling about belonging hasepth to it Now for why I knocked off a star even though I REALLY Alipio didn t want to I thought Clary would be shocked about finding out her history You think with how much her mother pounded in to her that there was not such thing as magic she would resist the whole idea Also I think the author tried to introduce too many fantasy creatures at once Like the scene at Magnus Bane house was overdone for my taste We could have Seducing Ingrid Bergman done without so many new faces Those are just little irks though my main one was Valentine I know this is going to sound outrageous but Valentine wasn t bad enough for me I shouldn t feel this way looking at his track record he is evil The thing is I wasn t scared of him A good villain has got to be scary plain and simple I m hoping to see evilness in him in the next bookWell I think I ve said enough I m so glad I m reading this series after all the books are out I totally expect to be blown away by the next installmentLater added Guess what guys They are making a movie and here is the trailer 15 year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club Interesting thing nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators As it turns out there is an entire invisible to regular people world and Clary is an unwitting important part of it City of Bones is one of those books that all my female friends and fellow readers simply love Jace mania all around Needless to say I had to jump on the bandwagon eventually and get me some Jace Who am I toeny myself a pleasure to fall for a fictional hot sarcastic and brooding guy Imagine my The Guardship (Thomas Marlowe, disappointment when I found out that this book was one big pile of hot mess Sorry ladies I said it it s badI had the hardest time sticking to the story and for uite some time I couldn t figure out why Then gradually I realized that there were several reasonsLet me start with the editing Ion t really think this book was edited at all actually Errors were endless and visible to even my untrained eye wrong words noise instead on nose missing words in sentences strange mix of POVs the book is mostly told in 3rd person from Clary s POV but occasionally I saw both 3rd and 1st person narration in the same paragraph A Secret Place describing the same events then there was a page from Jace s POV and a chapter from Luke s Clary s father was called Jonathan in the beginning of the book but John in the end I can go on but these were the things that I would normally overlook if the story itself was good Unfortunately it wasn t and the errors stood outIidn t think that the story was cohesive it just Scandalous (Playing with Fire didn t uite flow for me It read as of a series of events rather than a novel I thought there were some parts in the book that served no other purpose but to give our hero an opportunity to act knight like I am talking about the entire rat Simonvampires extravaganza This story line could have been edited out completely without anyamage to the narrative IMO I couldn t uite relate to any of the characters either What made my friends sigh with adoration annoyed me I hated the sarcasm mainly because the jokes although funny felt often out of place plus all of the characters attempting to joke sounded exactly the same to me I Brute Force (Nick Stone, didn t feel theifference in attitudes of Clary Simon. 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