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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare After having read a slew of very disillusioned reviews, I found myself sluggishly picking up my copy and reading it. And ultimately it was not so very bad. Nor was it a complete carbon copy of her "Mortal Instruments" series, though the numerous similarities are there. Still, I found the characters distinct enough. But very lifeless. None of them struck an emotional chord, and even the few I sort of liked, such as Charlotte and Henry (both of whom I hope get a larger role later), did not make me care about them.

The plot was transparent, for me, so no surprises there. And a bit hackneyed at times. But these aspects have been pretty thoroughly hashed out, so I'll just say I found the level of writing to have improved ever so very slightly, I have no desire to see either Jem or Will end up with Tessa (who is such a weak character), I want to see Henry and Charlotte explored, esp. their marriage, I would like to see Lovelace grow as a character (I see some real potential there) and please, enough with Will and Jem's angst. Bah!

So, I don't recommend it as such, but it had some interesting stretches and I'll be glancing at book two, but it really needs to pick up in quality.