Maggie Stiefvater's writing style in this book is commendable. The ending was a little too anticlimatic for my taste and I feel like we're left with more questions than before. That said, I'd still say it was a very strange and different read. Really liked it.
I liked it. I always find myself reverting to Twilight when I read books about werewolves or vampires. I feel like a lot of newer series spawn from Meyer's ideas.
Other than fangless sparklepires, did Meyer have any original ideas? No offense, but: everything else she wrote was obviously plagiarized(sp?) from Anne Rice, or Joss Whedon, or some other talented storyteller IMHO.
How much difference can there be in one vampire/werewolf romance from the other? I'm no huge reader in the vampire world of literature, but my point was that after Twilight's undeniable success, there was a flood of paranormal romance in YA and most of it seems very similar to said series.
Maybe that was a loose statement - sorry. Perhaps what I should have said is that a lot of the paranormal YA series' that I read that were released post-Twilight as reminiscent of Twilight. Do you disagree?
The book that I was referring to there was Shiver by M. Stiefvater. There's a brown skinned, dark haired, yellow eyed werewolf who changes back and forth and unconditionally loves this random girl. There is no triangle in the book, but it definitely lacks originality.
I don't disagree, I just feel that while Twilight was undeniably the biggest commercial success of it's type, other than fangless sparklepires it had almost no originality.
I am currently reading two books, To Kill A Mockingbird and City of Lost Souls in the Mortal Instruments series.
To Kill A Mockingbird- As this is my third time reading it, I am finding it extremely enjoyable, almost like a comfortable old chair to rest on.
Mortal Instruments City of Lost Souls- No words. This series is so incredible it beat out The Hunger Games AND Twilight in one swoop for me. Its incredible.
TKAMB: Yes, of course, that is if any of my friends had the mind to actually WANT to read. Crazy foos'.
MICOLS: See above.
TKAMB: I found this book buried in a box after moving and said....hey I wanna read this again.
MICOLS: Picked it up at Target. Decided to read it. Best idea ever.
I always ALMOST pick up a book from the Mortal Instrument series. They look good enough, but I am always reluctant to buy them. I dunno why. Maybe you are provoking me to take the leap. :) Glad you're enjoying them so much.
Brandy I did the same thing. I actually went to the library to check out City of Bones before I bought it. I loved it. Do you have a Kindle? If so you could download the sample.
i am reading the blackdagger brotherhood. Very good books.
there are many i think 10.
They are a litlle more adult though.
Books are by J R Ward.
HUGE fan. What one you up to now?
I am still reading The Lucky One, which, to my delight, is almost like a parallel to the movie. Everything happens differently, the characters, except for maybe Thibault, are completely misrepresented. Blah blah, but it's turning out to be a good book. Definitely a little on the slow side. It seems like Sparks didn't want to reveal what the characters were thinking at all, just dropping hints. I want more! But I have a feeling that it is coming soon.
I picked up Crossed by Ally Condie, the 2nd book of the Matched trilogy, and I'm stoked to finally get it. I wanted to wait and buy it once the price went down, but I couldn't wait.
I also bought Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, because I've heard good things, so I'm ready to find out for myself. I'll get back to you guys on that one.
I thought The Lucky One moved fairly quickly; a rather small book. Then again, I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 3 days, so perhaps I am not a good judge of such things.