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Feeling Slightly Anti-Stephenie Meyer – And Feeling Sad Because of That

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Twilight series as much as the next person. And I loathe it when people complain about stuff (especially authors/books) on their blogs. But I’m starting to cringe every time I hear the name Edward. This is why:

1. The Twilight craze has finally hit New Zealand. I can’t turn around at school without seeing someone reading one of the books. And to make it worse, most of these are the people I have never been caught dead reading the same books as they do. But they all want to borrow MY copies! Ugh. I can no longer make obscure references to Twilight because everyone’s reading it! And if I hear one more person declaring love for Edward, I shall explode.

2. Breaking Dawn was a fiasco. Some of it was okay, but it pretty ruined the entire series for me.

3. SACK WHOEVER’S MAKING THE DAMN MOVIE! CEDRIC DIGGORY CAN NEVER BE ANYWHERE NEAR EDWARD!

4. The fact that Midnight Sun was put on hold indefinately has really annoyed me. I don’t blame Steph for doing it (heck knows I would if something like that happened to me) but WHOEVER LEAKED THOSE SPOILERS SHOULD BE DROPPED IN BOILING OIL!

My rant is now officially over. Please resume your normal lives.

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scare-a-thon

Why is it that all my favourite YA writers from Aussie and the US of A seem to know each other? It’s like a massive Good Writers clique!

But I shall endeavor not to complain, because this clique results in some of the funniest stuff. Like, um, Scott-la eating soap.

Go see it for yourself: http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=695#comments


Clary/Simon/Jace vs Bella/Jacob/Edward

Love Triangles seem to feature in many, many YA books. The Uglies series would have been nowhere near as interesting without Tally having to make the choice between Zane and David (still rooting for Zane-la, by the way).

But probably the most important Love Triangle in any YA fiction is the one between Bella, Jacob and Edward in the Twilight series. Still, why do I get the feeling that the one between Clary, Simon and Jace in The Mortal Instuments series is more… interesting?

Here’s a list (yes, I like lists):

 – Jace is much hotter than Edward. He’s just as supernaturally strong/fast/good looking, with the added bonus – he’s an annoying, sarcastic smart-arse. Edward is so polite it’s irritating. And you know how fawesome Jace has to be when I’m not rooting for the vampire.

 – Simon actually has a chance. Yeah, Jacob? No matter how old he is physically, mentally he’s about two years younger than Bella. And while Jacob is her best friend and all, I’m sure the bond between Clary and Simon is stronger.

 – Clary is way more interesting. At times, Bella is really pathetic. Oh Jacob, I can’t choose between you and Edward, even though I know I’ll choose Edward over you.

The whole Bella/Jacob/Edward LT was resolved really sloppily in Breaking Dawn. Imprinting on your best friend/crush’s daughter? There is something just vaguely creepy about that…

It’ll be interesting to see how things turn out in City of Glass.