I was in the bookstore one day, carelessly flipping through books in the Young Adult section, when I realized just how many books about vampires and vampire romances there are. This news hit me like a ton of bricks. Must everyone copy Stephanie Meyer and her horrible series?
Not that I really blame Twilight. Sure, it all started with Meyer's series and the wave of teenage fans she got, but it really isn't fair to dump the decline of the literary universe on her shoulders.
And no, this isn't a rant about Twilight, although I should stop before I actually start. This blog was supposed to be a list of some recent books I've read and their grades, and that is exactly what I intend to do. So, let's begin.
1) Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris : A
If you judge a book by it's title, then I won't blame you if you avoid this book at all possible costs. But it really is one of those books that once you start, you can't seem to stop. Don't run away from it's 500 word awesomeness, and try to get your hands on one as soon as possible.
2) The Order of Odd-Fish : A++++++
Maybe one of the best books I've ever read. Filled to the brim with enjoyable characters, action, mad villains and fairy tales come to life, this was an amazing book that I'd recommend even to the most critical eye.
3) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies : B
Halfway through with this one. I like it, it's generally easy to follow and relatively fun to read. It just gets confusing at some points, endless ramblings of Mr. Collins or what not.
4) Good Omens : A
Apocalypse. What's not to like?
5) The Palace of Mirrors : C
I don't like her style of writing. It's kind-of juvenile, in it's own way.
So ends the last of my recent reads. Recommendations for new ones are appreciated.
"The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation."
Amen to that.