City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
Clare's fanfic titles:
Yes, that last one says the Mortal Instruments. And yes, it was about Ron and Ginny.
--Warning: negative review--
Before you leave me comments about your love for Clare and how I need to understand this poor flawed favourite author of yours, do me a favour and check the other comments. Chances are that many others have asked or told me the same thing, and I have already responded to it.
What Cla(i)re did in th...more
Okay, 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 does Villette by Charlotte Bronte. Why? Because they were boring.
Because, as I read them, I wanted to take a cheese grater to my skull and rub vigorously just to have something to do!
But I have never NOT fini...more
Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book. In the end I just decided to go with what comes to mind. So here it goes...
Clare does a superb job of drawing you in. Maybe the plot isn't completely unique but the world she created is. I kept telling myself this is...more
Oh, 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 steal...more
update again! Saw some stills for the movie, and to be honest, despite being slightly spurious in my "casting" of City of Bones, I actually think my version is much better than the movie version.
I mean, look at Isabelle, and look at Clary.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Isabelle is supposed to be way hotter than Clary.
And don't even get me started on Jace.
I mean, Jamie Campbell Bower was cute in a couple of his other films, but.... Jace was supposed to be..... I dunno... swoon-on-your-fe...more
I'm glad that I get to love it. What else can I say?
For me, this book shines, and to tho...more
I would dearly love for a fanfiction author to make good and become a published writer, but I'd prefer one with talent,...more
What I liked:
- The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening.
- The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoiler)] was also written well, and I was happy to see a kiss written as a kiss, and not like orgasmic sex (the kiss scene in Fallen was so over the top that it was ridiculous).
- Some of the twisty twists were decent.
What I didn...more
I had to do it.
Don't let the fact that this book is in the "Young Adult" section throw you. This is a great urban fanta...more
Welcome to the first edition of Writing Class For Dummies: with Cassandra Clare!
3, 2, 1, camera's rolling!
*Cassandra Clare runs out on the stage*
Cassie: Welcome! Welcome! Yes, it is I, THE Cassandra Clare. Are you excited?
Cassie: I asked, ARE YOU EXCITED!?
Crowd: *tries to imitate a dying elephant*
Cassie: That'll do. Do you know why I'm here today? I'm here to teach you how to write YA! Now, who can tell me wh...more
"This is going to suck so hard."
-Clary Fray, City of Bones
(Did she read CoB too?)
"Did three months mean nothing? Did you flip a switch and erase me from your memories?"
-Clair Edwards, Degrassi
(Funny and how I imagine Clary would react to Jace.)
"Do you think that when Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel, he just dipped his dick in a bucket of paint, slapped it around a few times, and said 'There, I'm done'?"
-DevanBlair, Order of the Phoenix movie review
No, he did not. That is w...more
Supernatural/Paranormal is not my genre. It's not that I CAN'T enjoy them, it's that I have a lot of troubles enjoying them, so when I pick one up it has to be mind blowingly great for me to get into it or else I just struggle, flail, and fail. Keeping this in mind, this is my City of Bones story:
I received this book during Christmas...more
City of Bones is a fantasy adventure in al...more
or is it?
Simon Lewis has been cast. ^^
Who's the dude?
Robert Sheehan. Don't look at me, I don't know him. Or do you know him? Good for you.
Personally, I don't give a flying, stinking stool anymore. And I think, this is my last update ever. Unless of course somebody dies or the movie is moved again to another year. But yeah, the film is set to be released on Aug 2014. Pray to the gods they stick to that or I'll send them a stink that will blow their heads off.
I will warn you ahead of time, this review may contain spoilers!!! I'm not sure yet because I don't really care enough to plan this out. This will mostly be whining, ranting, and general complaining. Remember, I warned you.
Before I dive into this review, I will tell you that I've heard the Cassandra Clare plagiarized arguments, and that this book is basically a reworked fan fictio...more
The story takes place in New York, with an opening of ordinary 15 years old girl Clary Fray accidentally witnessed a boy being slayed by three other teenagers, but the teenagers insisted the boy they slayed was actually a demon. Clary then learned that apparently unbeknown to non-magical humans, there was a Shadow...more
Note: I will fucking kill the Casting Director if Alex Pettyfer,
The writing is, surprisingly, exceptional. I wouldn't expect good writing from a book blurbed by Stephenie Meyer, but there you have it: Clare can actually write well. Her sentences are composed with an erudite hand and make the eyes...more
After hearing soooo many people rave about this series, I finally decided it was time to find out what all the hype was about. And well, having read the first book just now, I can honestly say, this series did not disappoint! From the moment I started reading it, I was sucked into the world of Shadowhunters, demons and the search for the Mortal Cup.
It was a fun, fast-paced, well-written story filled with witty conversations and thrilling action scenes. I especially loved the bant
My dear friend Catlin really liked the series, and I promised her I would go see the movie with her, no matter what. I didn't regret it --- I enjoyed the movie much more than the book. Whether it's because it's actually good, or because I'm hormonal teenage girl enough to like...more
Clary has lived in a lie her whole life but when she learns the truth it will be the worst way possible. Her mother has gone missing, Luke(the closest thing she has to a father) has abandoned her and her new friends and only people who can help her go...more
~ 2013 update. The above line was my original review from way back in 2010. Originally, I think there was also a "buh" in there, but I took it out. Go easy on me. I was new to reading again, so I hadn't read a ton of funny/cocky guys yet. Although, I have to say that Jace handles his cockiness with some great wit and flair, which makes him stand out from the other 10,000 run-of-the-mill arrogant guys in books.
I understand why some people won't read this author for co...more
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo...more
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Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”