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Jan 30, 2012 06:59AM

42560 Lilly wrote: "City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Lo-oved the series and it is one of my favorite series ever. It's basically an Angel/Demon kind of book, but unlike any other! Try it and I can guarantee that you'l..."

Hi Lilly. I'm reading City of Bones, but not really finding any reason to continue reading the series. What is about it that is so marvelous?
Jan 30, 2012 06:58AM

42560 Colby wrote: "Honestly, I think the series is overhyped.
I've only read the first two, and while they were enjoyable enough, I just didn't feel that Clare has pulled off what she hoped to.
I just really didn't..."

I think she's trying to cater to too many tastes, i.e. Percy Jackson fans, Twilight Fans, etc, etc. Plus its like she's raided a Thesaurus with amount of big words she drops in there. I'm a writer and I don't know most of these words, how is an average person going to know what they mean. Thank God for the dictionary function on my Kindle app.
Jan 29, 2012 02:53PM

42560 it borrows so much from different books
Jan 29, 2012 02:52PM

42560 jace is clearly supposed to be rob pat
Jan 29, 2012 12:56PM

42560 definately all three.
Jan 29, 2012 12:53PM

42560 im halfway through the first one and finding myself underwhelmed. what is it about these books that you all love so much
42560 Right.
42560 All the time. :-)
And there's even less time to write.
Sep 30, 2011 02:44AM

42560 I think sometimes writers use sex to cover up poor writing or a lame plot. Generally I'm against sex in books (in general and not just YA), but there are a few legitimate uses, i.e. when its relevant to the emotional development of the character or its key to the progression of the plot, e.g. a girl feels she has reach a stage of trust with her boyfriend and agrees to sleep with him, but the next day he betrays her by telling everyone that she's a slut. The rest of the story then being about how she gets over her low self-esteem and gets even with loser boyfriend.
Sep 28, 2011 07:08AM

42560 Please ladies, enough with the Gale and Peeta comparisons! There are several separate threads for that. Back to the original question. I think sex should only be in there if it has a direct impact on the characters development or on the outcome of the story, but it shouldn't be in explicit language. Generally, sex just seems to be thrown in there to sell books and doesn't really affect the story one way or the other.
Sep 27, 2011 05:27AM

42560 Its all about the curb appeal. You're not really going to pick up a book with a plain or ugly cover. Once you get past the initial attraction, its the blurb and the first page that need to hook me enough to buy it. The first page is as far as I read if I don't like the writing style. Yes. I buy books if the writing is really good, even if I'm not hooked on the plot yet.
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Sep 23, 2011 04:32PM

42560 hilt
Sep 23, 2011 07:18AM

42560 I haven't done any of the House of Night books either. I'm not digging the whole gothic romance thing, though I read all the Twilight books. Personally I prefer the other Meyer's book, The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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Sep 23, 2011 05:00AM

42560 alms
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Sep 23, 2011 04:59AM

42560 alls
Sep 23, 2011 04:31AM

42560 me.
Sep 23, 2011 04:29AM

42560 Welcome Bri and Madhu
Sep 23, 2011 03:36AM

42560 who me?
Sep 23, 2011 03:30AM

42560 Na ah. I win.
Sep 23, 2011 03:25AM

42560 No I win
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