Throne of Glass ~ Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #1)
[CAUTION: THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS]
It took me two years to finish this book. Two years. I'm not exaggerating.
I am astonished at how bad this book is. It really should have been better. There were times when it was actually pretty decent, borderline good, but then it went and did things like this:
There was beauty in Chaol's face--and strength, and honor, and loyalty. She stopped hearing the crowd, and her mouth became dry as he stared at her. How had she missed it for so long?
Only to go ahead and do this on the very next page:
Her heart jumped into a gallop, and Chaol dissolved from her thoughts, like dew beneath the morning sun. She felt bad for forgetting him--but...but...Oh, she wanted Dorian, she couldn't deny it. She wanted him.
😒😕 She literally looks at another man and forgets about the love epiphany she just had?
Besides all that, she's supposed to be a very smart and very cool assassin (who never actually assassinates anyone except for once and technically twice in the entire series)? I doubt that. No, eating potentially poisoned candy without a care in the world, wandering around a castle with actual demon monsters on the loose, and flirting with the man whose father ruined your life are exactly what an assassin does. (view spoiler)
Also, I thought there was going to be a competition in this book, but there were mentions of and brief scenes from the competition but since Celaena didn't really care, I guess it wasn't worth keeping in the book, was it, Sarah J Maas?
The world was cool though. I liked the vision parts. I liked the sleuthing and sneaking. Celaena made me want to screech and the king never even got a first name or a personality, but what exactly did I expect from this?