City of Bones

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare What a heap of garbage. I managed the first chapter, gave up, read the plot summary on Wikipedia, and found out I was right about just about everything that happens (apart from the whole incest thing, but whatever). This is the most cliched nonsense I've read for a long, long time, and that's saying something. The writing was laughable. And the rip-offs are utterly obvious - the whole opening scene reads very similar to many scenes from Buffy. Reading the plot summary, this sounds entirely devoid of any originality (though I can't comment on the specific comparisons to Harry Potter, Star Wars and Bleach that I've heard about because obviously I didn't read the thing). The dialogue was fucking juvenile. I... well, at least it gave me a good laugh!

I MIGHT finish it one day. Maybe. But only when I need something to write a vitriolic review about.