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City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
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Sep 06, 2009

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bookshelves: 2009, ya, werewolves, vampires, urban-fantasy, fae, demons
Read in September, 2009

Sorry. I just don't like Cassandra Clare's writing. The general plot line and characters seem original, but the more I delved in the more I saw archetypes. So-and-so is "this kind" of character, and "this kind" of character would say "this type" of thing. This is a scary scene, so one of the characters should say this type of thing, and then this type of creature should appear. It just felt very contrived.
I like the story, and I like Clary and Jace (when I can get beyond all the "funny" things Jace says because he's supposed to be snarky), so I'm planning on continuing the series. But it will take some fortitude and a lot of skimming.
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Reading Progress

09/10/2009 page 120
26.49% "Please stop trying so hard to be funny."
09/11/2009 page 210
46.36% "What, you're not into incest, Clary?" 1 comment
09/14/2009 page 372
82.12% "Slowly but surely. I think I can finish this tonight."

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