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hmsbackstroker in twilight_sucks

First she invades my music...

I should just hole myself up in solitary confinement or something. This woman is EVERYWHERE. I just bought the third book in the Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Glass. And what's on the front of it? A QUOTE FROM SMEYER. A stupid one at that.

She says:
"The Mortal Instruments series is a story I would love to live in. Beautiful!"


And it gets worse.

The New York Post, February 7, 2009

"Like “Twilight,” vampires and werewolves populate The Mortal Instruments’s fantasy world, but the trilogy - which wraps up with the March 24 release of “City of Glass” - is chiefly concerned with more heavenly matters: the nephilim, humans with angel blood in their veins. The series follows 15-year-old Brooklyn girl Clary Fray’s whirlwind introduction to the world of Shadowhunters, nephilim warriors who protect oblivious humans from dangers presented by vamps, werewolves and other kinds of baddies. If you thought that human Bella and vampire Edward’s relationship was fraught with issues, imagine how much more traumatic it is for Clary to find out that the guy she’s in love with might just be..."

Has anyone else ever read this series? It's FABULOUS and kicks the crap out of Twilight. It makes me SO upset to see it being compared to Twilight.


Kicking the crap out of Twilight is kind of like beating up a quadriplegic; not much of an accomplishment. MI is fun, but that's mostly because it's got lots of my favorite shiny things in it, unlike Twilight, which has none of my favorite shiny things. (Ooo, incest...)

Speaking of which, the Star Wars comparisons *are* stupid. Lucas ripped off everyone else all over the place, to the point where it's near impossible not to seem derivative of him.

However, what with the plagiarism debacle, I don't feel like I can really relax and enjoy MI. It's sad that someone who's become a Big Name does this, because it just suggests to everyone else that crud writing and cheating is not only how to win fans, but also woo critics and publishers, and hence money.

Remind me why I bother trying to write well?