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Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Beware: There May Be Spoilers Ahoy.

I’m going in blind
Never read your HP fic
Bought for hot cover

book review Looking for a fix
I need a new series to
Get my ‘crack’ fix on

Sorry – this ain’t it
I tried, I really did try
But you soon lost me

Here’s a quick recap
Clary sees a cute boy at
a club…and he’s killed

But his killers? Hot!
And only Clary sees them!
Plot unfolds from there.

Right away, I have
Many, many issues with
Heroine Clary

She’s a hardcore Sue.
Clary Sue can see ‘Hunters
She is SPECIAL, guys!

- Show quoted text -
Miss Perfect? Miss Chosen One?
Misses the big clues

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER (maybe this should be spoiler-cut all the way to
the end)

Clary Sue’s mom was
Married to the bad guy and
Then ran away, hid.

Never told Clary
Sue about her missing dad.
Big “Who is dad” plot.

IT’S THE BAD GUY. WHY CAN NO ONE SEE THIS BUT ME. WTF.

Ahem. Sorry. Cough.
That’s the big ‘gasp’ plot reveal
She is evil’s kid.

Cue lots of ‘oh noes’
And then? Epic wallbanger
moment happens here.

Hot hero guy Jace?
She’s been kissing? Get ready.
‘Nother big reveal

Won’t spoil it here but
It rhymes with TWINCEST. So. Yeah.
Book hits wall. I’m done.

DNF.

This book can be purchased in mass market from an independent bookstore or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.

Dear Author

Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: Day By Day Armageddon by J. L....

It’s not romance fare
But if you like zombies, well
This rec is for you

book review Small indie press book
Think it started out as blog?
Now is a cult hit.

Ignore the cover
(I think it is hideous)
Book is engrossing.

Written diary
Soldier’s viewpoint of zombie
Apocalypse. Yay!

Jaiku loves zombies.
But not cutesy, funny ones.
Give me horror please!

This delivers it.
Kinda LIFE AS WE KNEW IT,
Soldier/zombie style.

Story is intense
Diary details hero’s
Struggle to survive

Not the best written
But it succeeds in painting
Very visceral scene

Editing is weird
Typos are left in because
Gives a more ‘real’ feel

Going to pretend
The cheesy photos were not
At the back of book

(Acting out the zombie apocalypse. Sigh.)

As zombie purist
I enjoyed this book a lot
Grim and relentless

How a zombie book
Should be, right? Not an upbeat
Read but still gripping.

Over two hundred
Pleased reviews on Amazon.
And I agree too.

B

This book can be purchased in mass market from an independent bookstore or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.