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LindsayLou
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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

Ok so, I just finished the first book. Well, I have three pages left in the epilogue, but I've already scanned them over and really don’t see the point. I am unbelievably and beyond disappointment right now. Cassandra has a great story with lots of twist and action, but to ruin it by making the only interesting love story in the book a tale of unknowing incest, was just a bummer (being mild here). So now, I'm grossed out and if I ever re-read the book, I'll be really nauseated every time they make out. And what do I have to look forward too? Jace hooks up with Isabelle?--Yippy :-/ Ooo ooo, maybe Clary will fall for dependable and steady Simon-- how fun :-/ Cassandra has really given me no reason to move on with the series. The action was great, but it was the love that really had me interested and now that's ruined. However, I don’t want to be hasty. My decision determines what my book club reads, so I've come to you. Is this Series worth continuing? Does Clary find a love worth reading about? A simple yes or no will do with that, but not too many details. However, if it is revealed that Jace and Clary are in fact not siblings, that is one spoiler I want! I know I'm still holding onto a thread of hope here, but if there's still hope for those two to get together, let me know please! Any way, thanks for listening to my rant and telling me whether or not it's worth moving on with the books. -Lindsay

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carmen22
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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

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   I, too, thought that that part was a little much and didn't really care for it for my Daughter and me but what can you do LOL. The next book is really exciting though I think you'll like it.

 

Spoiler Alert --- don't read the below statment if you don't want to know if they are bro and sis or not!

 

Well, since you really want to know I'll tell you that in the third book they find out there not brother and sister. I hope this helps!

Message Edited by carmen22 on 05-08-2009 10:52 AM
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LindsayLou
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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

 


carmen22 wrote:

 

   I, too, thought that that part was a little much and didn't really care for it for my Daughter and me but what can you do LOL. The next book is really exciting though I think you'll like it.

 

Spoiler Alert --- don't read the below statment if you don't want to know if they are bro and sis or not!

 

Well, since you really want to know I'll tell you that in the third book they find out there not brother and sister. I hope this helps!

Message Edited by carmen22 on 05-08-2009 10:52 AM

 

Thank you so much. Ppl on Yahoo Answers kept saying to hang in till the end of the books and that I wouldn’t be disappointed. Even though they didn’t flat out say that they weren’t bro and sis, I figured as much and I feel much better about the books now. I really had decided to not continue the series and was ticked that I had spent good money on a book that ended like that. Now, I don’t feel as bad. Thanks again! The mystery is still there for me too cuz I don’t know how they find out they aren’t related and who belongs to Valentine and who doesn’t. I have my guesses, but clearly Cassandra likes to through curve balls lol.

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carmen22
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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

Your Welcome, Lindsay! Cassandra Clare really does like to throw in curve balls, I think you'll like how it all turns out.

 

Carmen

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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

yes the second and third book make things so much more clear!!!!!:smileyhappy:

 

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Claribelle_Lightstern
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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

Trust me you should keep reading them!  There is so much more to come in Jace's and Clary's complicated situation. But in the end it truly is amazing! Please don't stop now! She is even in the process of writing another book. Please just finish them!:smileyhappy:

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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

The Second and third books are wonderful!  She really throws a curve ball with the brother sister thing but it works out.  She manages to create a beautiful city that you dream of going to.  I loved all three books and will be sure to read them again.

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Re: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, is it even worth reading the second book?

I also read the series and was freaking out at that but honestly its worth getting to the end because it seems predicatable but its not