The author asked me to read the series about a year ago, before all of this hype, before I had ever heard of "Fan Fiction". I personally enjoyed the series.
I review books and I've been reading my entire life. As far as the writing goes, she is not a bad writer. I did not find errors in her books the way I find errors in a load of other books that I've been asked to review.
The story line? Well, folks. We discussed this at length the other night at a dinner party. Turns out there are only seven to eleven possible story lines when writing. Jessica, you can correct me as to the exact number. That's all folks. Have you never read a repeat story line? The whole "names have been changed and the city has been changed to protect the not so innocent", but the same story line?
Personally, and I am quite sure I'll catch flack for it, but none the less, I am beginning to think people are just jumping on the band wagon for the heck of it - possibly without even reading the books.
Maybe it is a load of misplaced jealousy. We all wish we could write - something. We all wish to be published (that's why we write blogs - we publish ourselves.) We all wish we would be lucky enough to be the one who lands the big deal.
I, for one, feel the subject is stagnant. Isn't the Presidential election coming up a little more important than a book series?
Yes, feel free to voice your opinion - but, be courteous to me and everyone else who comments. I live in a war zone. I do not care to have my blog a subject of one.