Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
No major spoilers.
With all the hype about Empire of Storms I thought it was nigh on time that I dive into the series-that is Throne of Glass to see what all the fuss is about.
One book in and I can’t say I’m overly impressed. Whilst it was an easy and enjoyable read it was also significantly lacking in a few things.
Thing one: sense. There were quite a few things in this book that were contradictory. The book is about the a girl who is supposedly the Erilea’s best assassin. Only there are things which would suggest that she isn’t all that. I mean-of course she doesn’t have to be perfect-but if she is the best-I would think she’d also be the best at assassin related tasks.
Thing two: Writing. Style. I found the way this book was written to be a little dull. I often was able to skip over entire paragraphs because the style just didn’t hold me at all.
Thing three: Diversity. Boom. I’ve said it already. The characters in this book are all outwardly straight and attractive. This I found to be on the whole, boring. I mean-it’s not just that there aren’t really coloured characters-or gay characters. There aren’t really any characters who have big noses, frizzy hair, bad eyesight, bad teeth-I mean-there weren’t things there that seemed to make the characters-well-characters. I’m not sure if this changes in the later books-but the lack of descriptors of the like I just mentioned kind of bugged me.
I’ve heard this series gets better-so I’m going to stick it out-for now.
Have you read this book?
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