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Read it and Weep

Mar 9, 2011

Every time we read a book, we hope that the second half will be an improvement on the first.  Sadly, with City of Bones, it's quite the opposite.  We've gone from confusing and boring straight into incestuous and creepy.

When the main characters find out they're related, they don't despair, or even change their...

Mar 2, 2011

City of Bones is undoubtedly better than Twilight, and it's better than Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In fact, it's way better than those two series. But when you set the goal posts that low, it's entirely possible for something to just lumber over them. And lumber this book does; it's clunky and boring, with...