Sometimes, I wonder if I live in a parallel book universe and so the super popular books I read are not the super popular books everyone else read. Because this book is terrible.
I am just under a hundred pages into Throne of Glass, and if this wasn’t a buddy read with the lovely Tash whom I do not want to disappoint (and a library book), I’d have cut out the pages to make small, angry-looking origami animals.
But I don’t want to have to pay the library’s book damage fine, and I don’t want to disappoint Tash, so instead, I made a Bingo game. (Because Bingo is safer than drinking, kids.)
You too can play along at home.
Just 300 pages to go.
I am viciously devouring a lot of chocolate right now. Please send more.
Oh my god! I was just thinking of buying this book as I had heard SO MUCH about it. But now I’m not so sure.
You will be getting an essay style email on the first half this weekend. It isn’t going to pretty. Oddly enough I am enjoying our comments on it more than the book!
Oh man, this book. THIS BOOK.
Just sent you my thoughts on the latest 25 percent.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
Whew! So glad I’m not the only reader who had this reaction. I tried really hard to like it, especially since the series has some of the best covers in YA lit, but in the end I found the main character too self-absorbed. Like girl, you’re an assassin. You should be getting up to action and espionage, not talking about books and how shiny your hair is. 😐 I didn’t even make it 1/3 of the way through.
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haha a lot of people felt the same way you did- you might want to check out heyashers series on this book 😉
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Lol, I actually liked the book. Just not enough to buy another one. I liked how she was confident (I mean that’s where I took that) rather than the ever-present self-deprecation that’s so popular in YA heroines. Yeah, her laziness got on my nerves along with the fact that there wasn’t any real fighting in the book, but I figured that was just me being so absorbed in the character I’m writing in my own book right now. I’m weird, though. I love books other people hate and hate books people love and then get embarrassed about it like reading isn’t a totally subjective pastime that people are allowed to have wildly different opinions about. It’s gonna be fun when I start getting reviews on my own writing…haha!