Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Book 46: City of Bones
I'll admit to having a weakness for the occassional teen paranormal romance (that's actually a section at Borders). So, after hearing about Cassandra Clare and her regurgitation of some Harry Potter fan fiction that was going to become the next huge teen movie series, I figured I'd burn through City of Bones. First, the writing is fairly weak. It's just a plot driven book with some twists that are fairly obvious to anyone even just scanning the book. But somehow, I still kinda liked it, but it's really forgettable. I can see how it got made into a movie I suppose (god love the teenage dollar), but it's hard to hate it and impossible to like. It screams mediocrity on a lot of levels, but its success is undeniable. I have the second one and I'm not sure I'm even going to bother reading it.