Tuesday, April 7, 2009

will you forgive us and give us one more try?

cassandra clare's mortal instruments series. i want to read them, but dont really want to buy them. and of course the public library chooses now to fail me. my friend told me about this series about a year ago. apparently cassandra was writing a harry potter fanfic - a draco/ginny ship - that she had posted on fanfiction.net. it got really really popular and then people started noticing that most of it was plagiarized. like pages copied word for word from books/movies/whatever. and then she started writing her own book. i think that mightve brought more attention to the whole plagiarism thing. anyways, according to my friend who read the fanfiction as it was written and then read the mortal instruments trilogy, the trilogy was almost exactly like the fanfiction. of course the plagiarism thing was changed, the names changed, and i'm guessing the harry potter world taken out, but the plot line was the same. she took the fanfiction offline, but people were still suprised that after being caught with blatant plagiarism she was still being published.
main thing is, i want to read the books, despite the fact that i havent really tried very hard to get them for he past year.

*The End With You - Box Car Racer


  1. anonymous hippopotamusJune 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    did you read these books? and im curious if anyone called her out on her published book being plagiarized.

  2. i think i may have actually confused two book series with this. and i've been wanting to read these really bad forever but i don't want to buy them. and whenever i ask people to get them from the library they forget. i will read them eventually though.