“And then the sketched girl turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.”
My rating out of 5: 3.5
My brief thoughts on the “Twilight” saga:
It’s importance in terms of the creation (or at least expansion) of an entire genre — Teen Paranormal Romance — should be recognised. That being said: no, it is not objectively good, but I can understand its appeal. It’s the same reason the Harlequin Romances are popular with adult women, and that is that they are harmless, escapist, romantic fantasies. Nothing more, nothing less. Until Breaking Dawn, this saga would rate with me at a 3.5, but that book was such a piece of—…*ahem*…I rate it at a 3 out of 5.
My brief thoughts on the “Hush, Hush” saga:
I really wanted to like these books, primarily because I am a sucker for things which play with Christian mythology; in this case, fallen angels and Nephilim. The problem is not only in the characters, but the very obvious fact that this book follows the “Twilight machine” and doesn’t make much if any of an effort to develop its own narrative. The sequels are even worse and, as I said, I didn’t even bother to read the last book. By the time I finished the third novel, I was so fed up with the entire thing that I basically wanted to kick myself for wasting both my money and my time. It rates at 2.5 out of 5 for the fact that it had at least one plot element out of the whole shebang that was at least something.