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message 1: by Angela (new)

Angela Good luck, you're going to need it.


message 2: by Emma (new)

Emma That bad? Ouch... I thought it was okay...


message 3: by Clair (new)

Clair Emma™ wrote: "That bad? Ouch... I thought it was okay..."

Different strokes for different folks, after all. :)


message 4: by Emma (new)

Emma Hehe true... it is confusing, though.


message 5: by P. (new)

P. Why haven't I read this before?
Clary draws, she carries a sketchbook around, and she's an artist. At first, I was excited about that, but then she just didn't feel like a real person to me at all.

Maybe it was the fact that her thoughts were like a pinball machine at times.
Lol, I agree with this.


message 6: by Clair (new)

Clair Palice wrote: "Why haven't I read this before?
Clary draws, she carries a sketchbook around, and she's an artist. At first, I was excited about that, but then she just didn't feel like a real person to me at all...."


I had to put the book down when, whilst holding a hostage, she spends most of the page thinking about whether or not there's some kind of beauty selection process when vampires choose to turn somebody. =___= YOU'RE HOLDING A HOSTAGE YOU STUPID GIRL. GET TO THE MAKING THREATS AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT, DANGEROUS PREDICAMENT. NOT WONDERING ABOUT INCONSEQUENTIAL SHITE.


message 7: by P. (new)

P. Argh, yes. There are so many parts throughout the book like that. I see it as Clare trying to put in interesting info by making her character seem like she's observant -- no. That just makes her stupid.

There's another part in City of Ashes, I think, when Clary is looking at Jace, and then suddenly, she's thinking about Magnus and Alec - it makes no sense.


message 8: by MJ (new)

MJ Great review. I don't read a lot of manga or anime, so I didn't get those references. But I did see all the Harry Potter stuff. It's ridiculous. I'm have way tempted to read through all of her Draco centric HP fan fiction just to see if I can spot more similarities but from what I read the characteristics of Draco are clearly transplanted into Jace. I think for me I enjoyed it mainly because it was mindless entertainment, but I really don't know if I'd enjoy the MI series upon a second reading. The fourth and fifth books are pretty horrible in a lot of ways. I do like the spinoff series though, oddly enough. And I really don't know why Will is sort of an ass a la Jace too. Maybe it's because of Jem? Shrugs.


message 9: by Emma (last edited Mar 06, 2013 06:45AM) (new)

Emma This book is the type where after a while you get so confuzzled that I just went "Aish, I'm just going to read the Jace/Clary parts since I ship them."


message 10: by VampireNovelFan (new)

VampireNovelFan I am just starting this series, but I tend to be on the more critical end for these things, especially YA stuff, so this review was helpful.


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren There is such a thing as a next book,and maybe you should try to read it to understand because maybe you'll understand it better cause right now you sound like you just read a synopsis


message 12: by VampireNovelFan (new)

VampireNovelFan She clearly lists her reading progress...


message 13: by Clair (new)

Clair Lauren wrote: "There is such a thing as a next book,and maybe you should try to read it to understand because maybe you'll understand it better cause right now you sound like you just read a synopsis"

Uh, no. I'm not wasting my precious time reading the sequel to a book I hated.

True fact: my friends at sixth form can vouch for me sitting through this book whilst we were stuck on campus, as we had a whole day off when everyone else had gone on a trip and went a bit stir-crazy in the library. In fact, some of my reading updates show the stupidest quotes I could find, that gave me and my friends a few laughs, and not in a good way.


message 14: by Mizuki (new)

Mizuki Lauren wrote: "There is such a thing as a next book,and maybe you should try to read it to understand because maybe you'll understand it better cause right now you sound like you just read a synopsis"

Do you agree it's horrible when you need to read not just one book, but also it's sequels in order to get to the good parts?


message 15: by Clair (new)

Clair Mizuki wrote: "Lauren wrote: "There is such a thing as a next book,and maybe you should try to read it to understand because maybe you'll understand it better cause right now you sound like you just read a synops..."

Exactly. I am not reading the sequels to find out what happens to Clary's mother, precisely because Clary, Jace and their chums are so tedious, aggravating, and absolutely dull to get through.

I learned about what happened to Clary's mum by asking a friend of mine who's read all the books.


message 16: by Mizuki (new)

Mizuki mind me to spoil what happens to Clary's mom just a little bit?

This woman finally escapes her evil ex-husband, only to get yelled at by her own daughter when she manages to get back to said daughter again.


message 17: by Liliflor (new)

Liliflor I don't agree with you but I think it's really cool that you have a strong opinion and you aren't afraid to tell people!
:)


message 18: by Clair (new)

Clair Liliflor wrote: "I don't agree with you but I think it's really cool that you have a strong opinion and you aren't afraid to tell people!
:)"


Thanks! It's much nicer to hear that than: "YOU'RE WRONG, CASSIE CLARE IS AMAZING AND YOU'RE JUST A JEALOUS BITCH," et cetera. So thanks again! :)


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you!!!! Someone finally gets me. My friend recomended this to me, and so being me, I read it. Ugh. i cannot believe I read it. It was soo "ewww", and I kept facepalming myself because of Clary's stupidity. I am, like, the only person I know who hates this series.


message 20: by Katrina (new)

Katrina I have always been hesitant to read this since it seemed like one of those books that are insanely popular but don't actually amount to much (I'm trying not to call it overrated haha). But I decided to give it a chance anyway, so I bought it. I haven't read it yet but after seeing all of these less than positive reviews I'm a little more apprehensive about it than before D:


message 21: by Ally (new)

Ally Great review :D I don't understand why people love this book so much. It's so ridiculous and I was kinda shocked to learn it's just revamped fan fiction. How lazy can you be? I spent money buying a copy to then learn it's just basically a reworked version of something that was originally available for free. What a cheek! Add to that the fact that the book is also just crap and I'm not pleased. Not pleased at all. And all this about needing to read the sequel? Yeah right! Like I'm gonna continue to line the pockets of a plagiarist .....


message 22: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Agreed. I also think that they won a bit too easily. I feel as if someone should have died getting the Mortal Cup.


message 23: by drowningmermaid (new)

drowningmermaid Well, someone who wasn't introduced two pages ago should have died getting the Goblet of Mortality-- er Mortal Cup.

I actually only read it because it was re-vamped fanfiction. Fanfiction gets a bad rap because the vast majority is utter, utter crap (although a lot of people ended the Twilight series better than Meyer). But if you think about it-- most of Shakespeare's work, and Jesus' parables, were all fanfiction, not original works. They'd spend all their time in court today, defending where they got their ideas.


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