Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm still on the fence

Last summer my little sister sent me the first two books in a series because she said if I liked Twilight, I would love this series. Seeing as I was finishing my last year of nursing school, these books have sat on my shelf for the past year & a half. She called last week to see if I had read them because she had a friend interested, so that was motivation to get on the ball!

I completed City of Bones by Cassandra Clare a few days ago, and I'm left feeling very unsure. One thing my sister and I did discuss was how she liked to read books targeted to a teenage audience since they normally left out sex scenes, which is always a plus for me. But, I'm not sure I liked the author's style of writing.

For one, the book wasn't at all what I expected. It is more about magic, demons, and fantasy which I have never really been into. At one point there was some serious attraction and complications between 3 characters, but I wasn't thrilled at all at how it ended.

But, I have been persuaded by a few people that the series does get better, and the third book makes up for everything. And since I'm on bed rest anyway, why not!

Have you read this series??


Just SO said...

I have read the series and the first book is the weakest of them all. It was an okay read and I did enjoy it but it wasn't the best I've ever read. Have you looked into Susan Collins and The Hunger Games?? Excellent book.

Jillene said...

I have read the entire series and I liked it. The first book was by far my least favorite but overall I liked the series.

Missy said...

I have a cousin who in insisting I read the Vampire storyline. I just cannot get an interested started. This sounds more appealing...
Hope bedrest is going well.

Wendyburd1 said...

Never heard of it but I left you an award on my blog!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Seeing how I have a HUGE bookcase full of unread books, I literally steer clear of any store's book section. I love to buy them too much!!! And I haven't been reading like I always have the past year.

So no, I haven't heard of this series. But doesn't sound like I'm missing much???