amles80 (amles80) wrote,

I finally finished reading City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare. ("Stad av skuggor" in Swedish translation.) The title is better than the book itself. I didn't hate it because I was moderately interested in the story at times, and every once in a while it made me giggle. It wasn't very good, though. I mean... Girl suddenly discovers there's an unknown world of supernatural beings and demons and people who kill demons, she meets new people and there are adventures and it turns out her mother had a life before she was born, and she's the bad guy's child. Okay, I'm not saying that nothing good can come out of this plot, but... the way it was done here... As soon as people started talking about Valentine, I knew that he had to be her father. *sighs* And I knew the whole time that Luke was not at all a bad guy, he just acted that way because that's what people do when they try to protect someone. *double sigh* And Hodge? How boring that he had to be the traitor. I don't even have the energy to talk about it, but I read a review on Goodreads that pointed out all the things in here that makes it seem like a mix of fanfics for Harry Potter, Star Wars and other things...... Ah, I guess the point is, there was really nothing at all that felt like it was new and fresh in this book.

Also, this person on Goodreads said her eleven year old niece had pointed out the grammatical errors. I thought it was just a bad Swedish translation! That's very interesting... Also, the abundance of metaphors! Wow. I think sometimes there was something good, but after some time I just rolled my eyes whenever there was a metaphor. Sometimes when you try very hard to make it sound good, you just... try too hard.

Okay, so that's that. I'm not going to read the rest of this series.

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